Young people

The Hub @ Northland

The Hub @ Northland is a vibrant centre with programs and services for young people aged 12 to 25 who live, work, study or play in Darebin.

We're open for drop-in from 12–5pm Tuesday to Friday. It’s free and you don’t have to book!

At The Hub you can:

  • get job support
  • access support services, like legal aid and housing
  • use our entry-level music studio
  • play free games including pool, foosball, PS4, Nintendo Switch and more
  • use our computers, kitchen and chill-out space
  • get involved in our programs and meet other like-minded young people.

Weekly programs

Run during the school term

Tuesday 4–6pm: Rainbow Lounge - A fun, safe and low-stakes drop-in space for young (12 to 18 years) LGBTIQA+ people, and their friends and allies.

Thursday 4–6pm: GG! (Good Game) - A free after-school club that connects gamers aged 12 to 17 in a friendly and supportive space.

Friday 4–7pm: Fun Time Fridays - An inclusive space for young people (12 to 25 years) to hang out, play free games and chill at the end of the week.

Where to find us

Northland Shopping Centre, Preston. We're next to UniQlo, but the entry is outside. Get directions

Find us online

More information

Darebin Youth Services
Phone: (03) 8470 8491 (during business hours)