We are one of Australia’s newest YWAM centres—a small hub of believers in the heart of inner-city Sydney. Be a part of pioneering this urban village along with us.
Kingdom come, this is the yearning of our heart.
Our dream is to multiply community-based ministries all throughout Sydney in different villages, people groups, and spheres of influence, working together for city-wide transformation and mobilizing believers to take the gospel of Love to the folks next door and to the ends of the earth.
Every Christian is called to mission; it’s just a matter of finding where our skills, passions, personalities, and the needs of the world collide. For some of us, it also means reimagining what ‘missions’ even means.
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YWAM Sydney Newtown is located in the heart of Australia’s biggest city in a vibrant, multi-cultural “village” called Newtown. Just four kilometers (two-and-a-half miles) from Sydney’s famous Pitt Street, Newtown is bursting with creatives, students, small businesses, ethnic diversity, and young professionals living side-by-side with some of the city’s most vulnerable. It is a wonderful hub for arts and culture with an eclectic mix of people, lifestyles, cultures, and orientations. According to census data, Newtown is “Australia’s least religious post code” and we think that makes it a perfect place for a thriving, Jesus-centered community of YWAMers to put down some roots and get to know our neighbours. We have so much to learn from one another.
Newtown is minutes away from landmark sights such as the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, the Rocks, and the Darling Harbour precinct, and an easy jaunt on public transport to Australia’s most famous surf beaches such as Manly, Coogee, and Bondi. We’re within walking distance to some of Sydney’s most interesting neighbourhoods and parks, while still being on the doorstep to the Blue Mountains—some of Australia’s most spectacular national parklands.
Newtown, Sydney is pretty much awesome in every way. (At least, we think so.) There’s something for everyone to love here—come see for yourself. Check out this Coldplay video for a look at Newtown. This was filmed about two blocks from our place: