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As we explore the story of the disciples and the early church, we see a community of people rallying around the person of Jesus. Out of their relationship with Jesus and each other, they sought to transform the known world.
At YWAM Wollongong we are seeking to be a gathering of believers captivated by the person of Jesus. One of the comments we often hear from those spending time on our campus is that there is such a feel of family and community. This is the context that we seek to disciple others from, believing it will provide a foundation and authority from which we will go into all the world.

Our Focus

The 10/40 Window is an area that contains the largest population of non-Christians in the world. An estimated 4.50 billion individuals residing in approximately 8,714 distinct people groups are in the 10/40 Window. This region is home to some of the largest unreached people groups in the world.

The simplest and primary mandate to us as a missionary agency and as a part of the Global Church, is to GO to where we are not. At this time in history, very few if any are going to these people and places.


All levels of our training are birthed from the conviction that we have been called out to radically follow Jesus, and be equipped to engage the world with the transforming power of His gospel.

The gateway through which this journey begins is our Discipleship Training School (DTS).
DTS @ YWAM Wollongong:

  • Emerge (Classic) DTS (starting in January, July and September)
  • Sports DTS (starting in January)
  • Justice & Mercy DTS (starting in January, July and September)
  • Young People’s DTS (starting in September)
  • Media DTS (starting in January, July and September)
  • Peacemakers DTS (starting in September)

We also desire for our training to extend beyond the foundation of the DTS. Every secondary level school we run exists to be a multiplier for missions activity.
Secondary Level Schools @ YWAM Wollongong:

  • School of Strategic Mission (Date to be announced)
  • School of Biblical Studies (Date to be determined)
  • School of Ministry Development (starting in January, April, July and October)

And as a base we offer seminars that don’t necessarily require a prior DTS experience.

  • Doula & Birth Educator Seminar (starting in August)

Our Location

We are in the city of Wollongong (aboriginal for ‘the sound of the sea’) the 9th largest city in Australia with a population, taking in the surrounding area, of approximately four hundred thousand. Located less than an hours drive south of Sydney, Wollongong is nestled between the mountains and the sea with some of the most breathtaking coastline in the world with beautiful white sand beaches matched only by the majestic backdrop of the rain forest covered mountains.