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A bright future for
all children and youth

In the heart of Surry Hills, our centre caters to children and youth in need and their families. We provide educational and recreational programs that help our families build life skills, overcome challenges and access exciting new opportunities. Through our tailored and holistic approach, we empower families to build the foundations for success.


5000 +



Children, youth and
families enrolled

140 +

Years of
continuous service

Friends of The GBB

Over the past 140 years, we have seen thousands of children and youth through our door in Surry Hills. We’re connecting with our past friends, students, volunteers and staff through the Friends of The GBB program.

Friends of The GBB
Our History
Our History

In 1882, Sir James Fairfax from The Sydney Morning Herald established The Boys Brigade as a safe space off the streets for vulnerable newspaper boys. In that time, inner-city living conditions were poor and boys lacked a safe place to play. Open five nights a week, The Boys Brigade provided recreational activities, educational classes, food and shelter to any boy in need of assistance.

News & Events
Newsletter November 2023
At our Golf Day in 2022, we raised funds for a very exciting project, the first ever GBB Bus! Thanks to the amazingly generous supporters in attendance, as well as a successful grant, this…
2023 Golf Day
Our 10th Annual Golf Day raised over $160,000 to support the children, youth, and families at The Girls & Boys Brigade.
Youth Dinner Night with Mr. Bill
Read all about Mr. Bill’s extra special dinner night with the youth at The Girls & Boys Brigade.