What is Breakaway?

Breakaway is a unique youth support program that is based in Melbourne Victoria serving the Banyule, Darebin and Whittlesea regions. We use Adventure and under-canvas camping to spend time and connect with disadvantaged young people.

Our Aim is to provide a program of outdoor recreation for disadvantaged young people, primarily 10-16 year olds, for the purpose of improving their lifestyle by providing alternatives, which will give them a sense of achievement and self-esteem.

Our Programs

Breakaway’s program is for young people ages 10-16 from the Darebin, Banyule and Whittlesea areas. Each month the group will go away on an overnight camp, usually at Breakaway’s property Glendale in Taggerty.

Get Involved

Breakaway Youth is run by a diverse group of both paid and volunteer positions. We are always looking for new and exciting people to help journey with us.

Policies and Guidelines

Breakaway Youth has always kept ease of access to information a priority to foster a community strength. On our site you will find documentation including newsletters, application forms as well as Policies and Procedures.


Being a Not for Profit Organisation, Breakaway Youth has a number of groups that they both cooperate with and also get support from.


Breakaway Youth aims to give Youth from all walks a hope for a better life and to enjoy all kinds of activities.

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3 days ago

We are beyond thrilled to announce our tally for last night’s Auction has increased to an incredible $72,804!!!

Thanks to some donations after the final “calculate” button had been pushed, we ... See more

4 days ago

Game Time!

4 days ago

Band intermission

4 days ago

Going strong...

4 days ago

It’s almost time!!!! The venue is set, the team is primed, it’s the final hours til we kick off Breakaway’s 2019 Fundraising Auction!

Looking pretty good we think!

See you there! Any last ... See more

5 days ago
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Well that's a wrap on the Auction posts for now - until the big event tomorrow! Thanks for following along at home and commenting, sharing, liking, tagging!

Here's a quick recap of some of our Main ... See more

6 days ago

** 2 DAYS TO GO!! **

Nerves are running high... tensions are escalating... actually, it's all pretty calm over at Breakaway HQ at the moment. We know our awesome Auction team has everything under ... See more

1 week ago
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Calling all Collingwood fans!!!

Eagle-eyed supporters may have already spotted this in the catalogue, but here it is - generously donated by the team at Collingwood Football Club itself, up for ... See more

1 week ago
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We are getting to the pointy end of the Auction posts here... and keeping the biggest and best to last!

After it's cracking debut last year, we are pleased to welcome back this 45 minutes joy flight ... See more

1 week ago
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Some might say we are saving the best til last here!! We are excited that the good team at WatersEdge Houseboat Hire Lake Eildon have again come to the party with an amazing package for the ... See more

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