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9th Annual Charity Golf Day

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.





Children, youth and
families enrolled


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 August 2022
Continuing with the unusually wet weather we’ve had so far this year, the forecast for the July school holidays was disappointing. But thanks to you, our programs staff were able to bring the fun…
Reconciliation Week at The GBB
What are we reconciling?  How can we help?  Where are we headed? These questions have been on our minds this week. Here are our responses…
Newsletter April 2022
Our youth are making life long memories, thanks to you! Six of our youth enjoyed a three-day, two night camp experience at Basin View in the Jervis Bay area this March. Most of them had…