What we do
We offer a range of programs for young people from individual support to in school workshops for both Primary and Secondary Colleges.
Our centre drop in runs weekly on Wednesdays for primary aged young people.
Code Club and STEM Makerspace
Learn the skills needed for the future. Learn to write your own code or get creative in our Makerspace. Design electronics, print in 3D or use a laser.
We run a wide variety of in-school programs that focus on resilience and wellbeing.
Employment and Pathways Support
Are you looking for work or to enrol in a new course? Come and see us for some one-to-one support. We can help you with a resume or a pathway plan.
We assist young people lead mentally healthy lives through all programs we deliver.
Music Performance and Art Programs
We support young musicians to get gigs at local events. We run many art activities each year and host an annual art showcase.
Girls or Boys Group
We create a safe and supportive group environment and run 4 week – 8 week programs having fun and addressing the developmental needs of young people.
Young people sometimes need to rely on youth worker to speak on their behalf and protect their rights. Contact us if you need assistance to work with various institutions such as school or government.
Our youth workers provide confidential assistance to young people to ensure they have the information, tools, and support they need to positively move forward in their lives.
Activities each year
Young people EACH year
Years of operation
From Our community
We love getting good feedback from people. Here is just some of what our community is saying about us.
“Joining Ellimatta has opened up so many leadership opportunities for me as well as connecting me to experienced adults in different fields.”
“I’ve been involved in quite a few resilience workshops
“I started attending the youth group after the fires. I didn’t know it at the time but it became essential to my recovery and many other young people in Kinglake. It was a chance once a week to eat too much food and have fun with my friends. I have since stayed involved with Ellimatta even after my friends have moved on.
I joined the Steer in 2014 with the aim of giving back to the community. I loved the idea because I felt the community and the youth group had done so much for me. The following year I was offered to help facilitate the Steer with a paid position for Ellimatta. It’s been two years since and Ellimatta has continued to support me
They have helped by sponsoring me to attend the Macpherson Smith Rural Foundation leadership camp and this year encouraged and help me apply for the Rivers and Ranges community leadership program. I have also become a member of Ellimatta’s committee of management and am now the Secretary. I now help run a regular music night where everyone is welcome to come along and jam, which is something I have wanted to see since I joined the Steer. I am getting to do a lot of things for the community that I always wanted to see when I was younger and Ellimatta is supporting and encouraging me every step of the way.”
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