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AGM Notice

  Notice of AGM   Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of YOUNG MEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF GEELONG INC.(Registered No. A0025471J)Geelong and District YMCA Youth Services Will be held Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018Time: 7:30pm (light refreshments) Venue: Ba...

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Vote for our Project

YMCA Newtown Stadium’s $200,000 heating and cooling project has made it to the public voting stage of the Pick My Project Funding Grants.This is a massive opportunity to install heating and cooling throughout the facilities that provided access to more than 2000 people and 100’s of staff and user ...

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Get Work Ready

    Working in partnership with YMCA Geelong, our Work Ready Program is designed to help you get the skills and knowledge you need, to be ready for employment. This program will cover all the usual suspects: resume writing, cover letters, references and&n...

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Community Impact Report 2017

  Community Impact Report    YMCA Geelong is proud to present  our Community Impact Report for 2017. Check out how the YMCA is making a difference in our community, the full book is available below   {flippingbook_book 2}...

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Bannockburn Recreation Centre Boredom Busters - Fees & Payments



Please complete a new booking form each program as per the links below. Ensure you take note of when booking forms are released in order to submit the correct form.
Please also note the opening and closing dates for bookings and registrations. This can be found on the program brochures.

Booking Form - Coming Soon


Fees for Bannockburn-based activities vary based on the type of activity running each day.
Please see the program brochure for fee structures. Note that there is no CCB or CCR applied to these fees as Bannockburn Boredom Busters activities are short holiday activities and are not part of an approved service.

On days where activities are scheduled for Newtown Stadium, however, CCB and CCR will apply as this program is an approved service. On these days, daily fees can be reduced by applying Child Care Benefits, please see the ready reckoner link below to assist you to estimate your fees.
Please see the program brochures for more information on daily activities and costs.


Families who qualify for CCB will have completed an Eligibility Test with the Family Assistance Office (FAO).
FAO determine whether or not a family is entitled to these benefits based on their family income.
If families are not sure whether they qualify they are recommended to seek advice from the FAO.
They can be contacted on 136 150.

It is important that families gather this information prior to commencing use of a child care program such as the School Holiday Program.
Family Assistance are required to be informed that a child is enrolled in a child care program. Some families may experience issues with calculating their Child Care Benefits if they neglect to do this.
It is highly important that families provide the relevant information to YMCA School Holiday Program in order for fees to be properly calculated.
We also require the BIRTH DATE AND CRN of the parent who is linked to the child/ren in order for them to receive their Child Care Benefit or Child Care Rebate.

If a family is eligible for JET payments they must provide a copy of the letter stating such to YMCA Geelong Vacation Care.
Please note that YMCA School Holiday Program does NOT calculate family fees. We provide the Child Care Management System (CCMS) with information of attendance, absences, birth dates & CRN's and our fees in order the information to be submitted and calculated through CCMS. The information then feeds back to YMCA School Holiday Program and we can then produce invoices to be distributed.

It is the responsibility of the family to ensure that their CCB registration details are correct, not Centrelink or the YMCA. Failure to do this will result in the family being charged the full fee for each day attended.


Use the fees outlined on the program brochures and the number of days you are selecting to book and apply these to the ready reckoner and fee calculator below:

pdfChild Care Benefit Ready Reckoner
pdfChild Care Benefit Calculator


All families will be required to submit a Direct Debit Form (see further down).
Families will receive an invoice/statement as confirmation of tentative booking prior to each program. This will detail the service fees as well as list an estimate for any CCB, CCR or JET reductions to those fees.Please note that invoices/statements generated prior to each program are estimates based on your eligibility for Child Care Benefits & Child Care Rebate. An invoice/statement with calculated fees can only be produced after attendances have been submitted after the program has concluded.

Families may notice that there are slight differences between the estimated fees and the calculated fees. This is not in the control of YMCA Geelong and information is calculated based on each individual family’s CCB. The Child Care Management System cannot always produce an accurate figure until after the program and once the attendances have been logged. Any outstanding fees should be paid promptly.

If a credit remains families can choose to leave the credit until next using the program, transfer the credit to other YMCA program fees, or request a refund by submitting in writing individual bank information.

Any families experiencing significant financial hardship are encouraged to speak with the Community Programs Coordinator, Kimberley Maher. Please phone 5223 2714 to discuss.


All families as of 2016 will be required to provide a Direct Debit form as per the links below for access to YMCA Geelong’s School Holiday Program & Bannockburn Boredom Busters program.
Please note that these debit forms have a different code to those used for gymnastics and other programs at the YMCA.
Families will receive communication in relation to debit dates prior to debits occurring. This will be done so via email.

pdfClick Here to download the Direct Debit Form

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Bannockburn Recreation Centre Boredom Busters

YMCA Bannockburn offers fun filled activities for the kids during each term holiday break. These activities are offered to all school aged children and are designed to keep the kids entertained. They include indoor and outdoor activities, incursions, excursions and theme days which are educational while engaging and fun for the kids.


2018 Program Dates


  • Wednesday 4th April - Friday 13th April

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Bannockburn Recreation Centre Boredom Busters


Bannockburn Recreation Centre Boredom Busters Holiday Activities

132 Milton Street
Bannockburn 3331

Bannockburn Centre Manager
Andrew Smith – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Community Programs Coordinator
Phone: (03) 5223 2714
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Bannockburn Recreation Centre Boredom Busters

Supporting Documents



Children with asthma/anaphylaxis/allergies MUST have an action plan (issued by doctor/medical professional) – reviewed every 12 months
All action plans MUST have a colour photo
Children with asthma/anaphylaxis/allergies MUST have a risk minimization plan (completed by parent/carer)
Children with medications to be administered (including any Ventolin/inhalers, Panadol, Ritalin, etc.) MUST have said medication submitted each day to program staff.
Children with medications to be administered (including any Ventolin/inhalers, Panadol, Ritalin, etc.) MUST have a Medication Authorisation form to accompany it, submitted to staff.

pdfMedication Authorisation Form 
pdfRisk Minimisation Form
pdfAsthma Action Plan Template – completed by a doctor, reviewed every 12 months
pdfAnaphylaxis Action Plan Template (EpiPen) - completed by a doctor, reviewed every 12 months
pdfAnahphylaxis Action Plan Template (Anapen) - completed by a doctor, reviewed every 12 months
pdfAllergy Action Plan Template - completed by a doctor, reviewed every 12 months 


ISS forms must be completed for any child with a diagnosis of having an additional need (eg. ADHD, Asperger’s, Autism, etc.). The Health Care information form must be completed by a medical professional (GP, Psychologist, Pediatrician, etc.)
The remaining two forms are to be completed by the family.
Children with additional needs will not have a confirmed booking until all three forms have been submitted (minimum 3 weeks prior to program)

pdfHealth Care Information form
pdfPermission to share information form
pdfService Support Request Form 


To assist YMCA School Holiday Program staff to better care for your child we require as much information as possible.
If your child has an existing Behaviour Management Plan in place at school please ensure you provide a copy of this when submitting your registration & booking forms.
If your child has a history of behavioural concerns but doesn’t have a plan in place please ensure you consider completing the Behaviour Management Template as per the link below.
This does not impede your child’s chances of participation, it betters our ability to care for your child.

docxBehaviour Management Plan Template


Please see the link below for our parent handbook. If you have any questions, concerns or contributions please ensure you communicate these to the Community Programs Coordinator, Kimberley Maher

pdfParent Handbook

Contact Us

Newtown Stadium
25 Riversdale Road
Newtown, 3220
Phone: (03) 5223 2714

North Geelong
Victoria St (Arena Complex)
North Geelong, 3218
Phone: (03) 5223 2714

Camp Wyuna
71 Flinders St
Queenscliff, 3225
Phone: (03) 5258 1656

YMCA Bannockburn
132 Milton Street
Bannockburn, 3331
Phone: (03) 5281 2316

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