YHA Ltd Organisation

  • YHA Ltd

    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

    Email: yha@yha.com.au

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

    ABN: 94 008 387 791 


    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.



    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


    Western Region Office:

    Location: 300 Wellington St, Perth, WA 6000

    Ph: (08) 9366 3000  Fax: (08) 9366 3001

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


    YHA Ltd (trading as YHA Australia) has a Board of Directors and holds an Annual General Meeting. The Board is the governing body of the organisation and is made up or ordinary members who act in a voluntary capacity, usually serving for three year terms. The primary focus of the Board is the long-term sustainability of YHA, including:


    • Setting strategic direction
    • Overseeing development of the network
    • Ensuring that appropriate risk management and people management systems are in place, and
    • Enshrining YHA’s mission and core values in all aspects of the organisation’s activities.


    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, YHA South Australia in 2014, and YHA Tasmania and YHA Western Australia in 2017.

    You can view the YHA Ltd Constitution here and By-law 1 - Director nomination and election here.


    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 2016

    YHA Ltd Year in Review 2016


    Other Reports

    YHA Ltd's report to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) for 2016-17 can be read here: WGEA Report


    YHA Ltd Board of Directors 

    YHA's Constitution provides for a nine-person volunteer Board of Directors. Directors are usually elected for a three-year term. The 2017/18 Directors are: 

    • Robert McGuirk (Chair)
    • Euan Prentice (Vice-Chair)
    • Leonie Thijssen
    • Tracey Powell 
    • Robyn Antill
    • Bronwyn Dallow
    • Ross McDougall
    • Matthew McNeil
    • Michael McPhail (appointed until 2019 AGM)

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


    YHA Donation and Bequest Program

     A gift to YHA will provide a lasting legacy.

     Donation and Bequest Information

    YHA Ltd Activities Groups

    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.

    YHA Bushwalking

    YHA Cross-Country Ski Club

    YHA Cycling

    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 in Melbourne. For a copy of the current program of walks, trip and social activities, contact Jackie & Neville Touzeau on (03) 9439 9007.