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Location:Head Office (Eastern Region): Level 3, 9 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.
Telephone(02) 9261 1111
Fax:(02) 9261 1969
Postal Address:Head Office (Eastern Region): GPO Box 5276, Sydney NSW 2001
Opening Hours:9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
Location: 135 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
Ph: (08) 8414 3000 Fax: (08) 8414 3014
Opening Hours: 9.00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday
Location: Level 3, Bowman House, 276 Edward Street, Brisbane 4000
Ph: (07) 3236 4999 Fax: (07) 3236 1702
Postal Address: GPO Box 1128, Brisbane QLD 4001
Opening Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
Location: Melbourne Central YHA, 562 Flinders St, Melbourne 3000
Ph: (03) 9670 3802 Fax: (03) 9670 9840
Postal Address: GPO Box 4793, Melbourne VIC 3000
Opening Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
YHA Ltd covers the ACT, NSW, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria, and represents about 90% of YHA activity in Australia. The organisation manages a diverse network of more than 65 hostels including the network’s most northerly (Darwin) and its most easterly (Byron Bay) as well as ones from tropical north Queensland (Cooktown) and Australia’s Great Ocean Road (Apollo Bay) to the Eyre Peninsula (Port Lincoln). There are hostels in world heritage regions (Blue Mountains) and islands (Magnetic Island) as well as major cities (Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney). YHA offers a range of member services including YHA Travel & Tours, and an extensive member discount program.Youth Hostelling in Australia started in Victoria in 1939, and then in NSW in 1943 with the opening of a hostel in the Royal National Park. From the outset, responsibility for the ACT and NSW was combined, and this was complemented by the addition of the Northern Territory in 2007. Following a vote by members, YHA Queensland also merged into YHA Ltd in 2010, followed by YHA Victoria in 2012 and YHA South Australia in 2014.
As a not-for-profit member-based organisation, YHA Ltd has a voluntary Board of Directors elected by members and holds an Annual General Meeting. Members receive information on this and can also access the most recent Annual Report here.
YHA Ltd Annual Report 2013
YHA Ltd Year in Review 2013
YHA's Constitution provides for an election of three of the nine-person Board of Directors each year. Directors are elected for a three-year term. A Call for Nominations was sent to members in December 2013 to stand for one of the three vacancies. In response to the Call for Nominations for the three vacancies, eligible nominations of 12 candidates were received. An election was subsequently held from 3 March to 24 March 2014.
The persons who have been elected for a three-year term are:
They join the continuing Directors:
YHA Ltd Board of Directors
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YHA's Activity Groups offer a wide range of activities in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
Activities in SydneyThe Sydney YHA Social and Outdoor Club organises a varied program with outdoor activities such as bushwalking, sailing, cycling, kayaking and snorkelling plus weekends away staying at hostels. On the social side, there are restaurant nights, theatre parties, trivia nights and picnics. The club is open to everyone aged 18 and above and there are no joining or membership fees. The club also assists with the maintenance of Hawkesbury Heights YHA. See upcoming Sydney YHA Social and Outdoor Club events.
Activities in QueenslandYHA Bushwalkers QLD Club
'Bushies' group has a history of great walks, great people and great fun. The
club was established in 1965 and is based in Brisbane. For more information,
telephone 0411 805 923 or come along to a club night. This is the best way to
find out what we do, when and where we do it! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to view their website.
Activities in Victoria
YHA members and all visitors to Victoria are invited to participate in YHA activities. For details/dates of upcoming activities and how to get involved, just select the links below.
Cross Country Skiing Meetup
Please note that the contents of these links are not provided by YHA Australia and they do not form part of this website.
Over 50s GroupThe over 50s Group is an informal gathering of YHA members (but is not covered by YHA insurance). For a copy of the current program of walks, trip and social activities, contact Jackie & Neville Touzeau on (03) 9439 9007.
Highlights of this year's AGM are now available.
The 2013 YHA Ltd Annual Report is now available.
Whether you're in town for the Royal Canberra Show, Cricket World Cup, Enlighten Festival or the Balloon Spectacular, this great value package is perfect for a Canberra short break this autumn.
In 2015, Australia plays host of the Cricket World Cup. With a YHA in each of the host cities, what's your excuse to miss a match?
YHA Travel licences: 2TA002629 (NSW), LTA148 (NT), 3433524 (QLD), TTA32 (SA), TA-0033055
(VIC), 9TA00584 (WA)