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.

2 hours ago
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Now for something a little different on offer at the annual Fundraising Auction - the perfect addition to any backyard, a pair of young citrus trees. Generously donated by local mortgage broker, Tim ... See more

1 day ago
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Calling all gamers, or wannabe gamers! We've secured a fantastic donation of a brand new NEON Nintendo Switch package! Donated by long-term Breakaway supporters, our very good friends at Storage King ... See more

2 days ago
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Well the Auction is getting closer and stress levels are creeping higher... some on the Auction team are dreaming of escaping to a stunning spot like Lorne!

Back on board after it's smashing debut ... See more

3 days ago

It's back!! Or should that say... he or she is back!

A highlight at the Auction every year is the animal we sell. We've gone down the more practical (and some might say yummy?) path this year with a ... See more

4 days ago
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Breakaway's annual marketplace will return at the Auction this year! Stock up on some fresh local produce..!

We will be selling Breakaway eggs for $7 per dozen, or $10 for two dozen. This is the ... See more

5 days ago
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Here at Breakaway Youth we always try and lead by example when it comes to donating... we like to think outside the box and use the resources we have, so once again we will be offering up our mammoth ... See more

6 days ago
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We love our supporters! Streamline Swim School have been donating to the Breakaway Youth Fundraising Auction for 14 years and this year was going to be no different!

Streamline has very generously ... See more

1 week ago
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Another of our long-term supporters that is back on board for this year's Auction is the team at Acacia FP Pty Ltd - generously donating two night's accommodation at The Waves Apartments, in Cowes, ... See more

1 week ago
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It's back for another year! Always a hit and the subject of fierce bidding, we are delighted that Danielle Green MP - Member for Yan Yean has this year collaborated with Vicki Ward MP for Eltham to ... See more

1 week ago
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Who's feeling the chill at the moment? ❄️❄️❄️ If you want to continue entertaining all year round, you'll need this next item, a hand-crafted bespoke chiminea.

This winter warmer has ... See more

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