YHA Ltd Organisation

  • YHA Ltd (ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA & VIC)

    Head Office (Eastern Region): Level 3, 9 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.

    (02) 9261 1111

    (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. 


    Central Region Office

    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


    Northern Region Office:

    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.


    Southern Region Office:

    Location: Melbourne Central YHA, 562 Flinders St, Melbourne 3000

    Ph: (03) 9670 3802 

    Postal Address: GPO Box 4793, Melbourne VIC 3000

     Opening Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

    To view the YHA Ltd Constitution, please click here

    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.



    Annual Reports

    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 2014 

     YHA Ltd Year in Review 2013  

    YHA Ltd Board of Directors 

    YHA's Constitution provides for a nine-person volunteer Board of Directors. Directors are elected for a three-year term. The 2014/15 Directors are: 

    • Robert McGuirk (Chair)
    • Euan Prentice (Vice-Chair)
    • Dana Ghinzel
    • Helen Harms
    • Ross McDougall
    • Matthew McNeil
    • David Neish
    • Cameron Quinten
    • Leonie Thijssen
    • Tracey Powell (co-opted from YHA SA as part of the merger from 1 January 2014).

    You can find out more about the current Board of Directors here.

    2015 YHA Ltd Board of Directors Election

    Eligible YHA Ltd members are invited to vote for the 2015 Board of Directors. If you have received your voting material, vote online now.

    The ballot opens 9.00 am (AEDT) Monday 2 March 2015 and closes at 5.00pm (AEDT) Monday 23 March 2015.

    This year there are seven candidates for three vacancies.  Each candidate has provided up to 125 words about themselves – you can read the candidate statements here.

    YHA Donation and Bequest Program

    A gift to YHA will provide a lasting legacy.

    donation and bequest program

    YHA Ltd Activities Group

    YHA's Activity Groups offer a wide range of activities in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

    Activities in Sydney
    The 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 Queensland
    YHA Bushwalkers QLD Club

    The YHA '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 yhabushies@gmail.com 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 Group
    The 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.