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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 April 2024
The programs team at the GBB help motivate, encourage, and provide opportunities for young people to try new things outside of their comfort zone. But on a recent camp, these roles reversed as the…
Trivia Night 2024
Thank goodness the QVB Tea Room had high ceilings, because the vibes were SO high! Not only was the evening a lot of fun, but it raised a fantastic total of $81,000 to help…
Newsletter January 2024
In November, the youth at the GBB had the great pleasure of attending camp. It was all fantastic, but one activity stood out above the rest – an unforgettable day at Jamberoo Action Park!