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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.

HOW WE HAVE HELPED

5060

Yearly
visits

150+

Children, youth and
families enrolled

139

Years of
continuous service

Friends of The GBB

Over the past 139 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.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?
News & Events
Helping HSC Students in lockdown
Nurjhan has attended The Girls & Boys Brigade from when she first entered Kindergarten. Now, about to finish her HSC, she is grateful to the Brigade and all it’s supporters for helping her through…
Stories from the GBB
Spring 2021
Read how supporters of the Brigade made a difference to local families in the Sydney Lockdown.
Abbie was inspired to help others
Abbie attended The Girls & Boys Brigade from 1992 to 1998 and recalls the countless good memories and great friends she made.