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A community of faith that loves Jesus & the world: from the neighborhood to the nations






The Gateway Project is a one year, hands-on training program for anyone that is looking to go deeper in God and get practical Youth Work skills. Gateway combines a YWAM Discipleship Training School (DTS) with a fast tracked Ministry Development School (MDS), along with staffing experience, ministry placements and outreaches. Click the link below to learn more about Gateway and get started on your missions journey!


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There are as many ways to serve God as there are individuals, and we would love to help you find your expression.  From youth outreaches, to making disciples, to creating websites, we will help you find your place in the things God is doing- not only here, but in the nations.  Let’s start the conversation and see if you’d like to come join our community here at YWAM Canberra.

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We have short and long term staffing opportunities in a wide variety of vocations.

Interested in serving but haven't done a DTS? Then mission building may be for you.

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Our Canberra neighbours

If you're a Canberra local, you are most welcome to connect with us, no matter where you’re at on your spiritual journey.  Our community here is very diverse, across ages and nationalities, and we love making new friends.  There are a number of ways to get involved or come spend time with us- swing by for a cuppa or a worship time or a meal and get to know us. Here are some of our local community connection points.



If you're a young person looking for a place to make friends, be encouraged and grow in your faith check out our Instagram or Facebook pages for upcoming youth events and discipleship worship nights.

Community garden

Community Garden

Our Community Garden was established around 2017 and provides a space for locals to grow their own organic produce. Plots become available from time to time so send us an email if you're interested in joining up!



The Pantry

If you're a family or individual in the community that is doing it tough, chat with us about joining The Pantry. It's a place you can come and get discounted supplies, grab a cuppa and have a chat.

The Pantry is an Australian Mercy initiative.

Got questions?

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Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is an interdenominational, global Christian missions organization run entirely by volunteers with the desire to know God and make God known. YWAM Canberra is one of the many bases that are part of the YWAM international and YWAM Australia families.

Despite being the National Capital of Australia, not everyone has heard of Canberra! Canberra is a city of almost 5 hundred thousand people, nestled in the Southern Highlands, surrounded by forests and the Snowy Mountains. The city itself is a beautiful mixing pot of urban and rural lifestyles, with splashes of international flavors. Canberra hosts incredible restaurants, wineries, stunning National Parks, snow speckled mountain ranges, national and international festivals and Australia's Parliament House.

Our YWAM Canberra base was established in the 1960's on a gorgeous 6 ha (15 Acres) property only 8km from the city center. Here at YWAM Canberra we're all about creating a healthy, God centered community that loves our local and international neighbors in practical ways through local connections, training schools and mercy ministries. If you'd like to learn more about us and what we have going on we'd love to hear from you!

Open Bible

Read about our communities beliefs, values and vision

Map of Australia

Find out more about YWAM Canberra- our history, leaders and direction.

Holding hands

Learn about the basic human rights that are implicit in the gospel.

Hand holding the world

Discover more about who we are as a global movement.

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Read about the 18 values that underpin everything we are and do here at YWAM