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.

1 week ago
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Calling all home handy people, or aspiring handy people! This one is for you! On offer at the Auction is a STIHL HSA 45 battery hedge trimmer, with outstanding cutting performance for trimming ... See more

1 week ago
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Who doesn't love getting away? We always enjoy sharing a wide variety of accommodation packages in different locations at the Auction each year, and this is the first one we will be showcasing.

This ... See more

1 week ago
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Another long time supporter back for 2019 is ARB Northern, comprising of ARB Somerton​ and ARB KEILOR PARK​! For 15 years they have been offering items for our auction, but, not content with just ... See more

1 week ago
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We are delighted to welcome back to our Auction for another year talented auctioneer Stuart Buckingham - Buckingham and Company. Stuart will be assisted on the night by the extremely capable Simon ... See more

2 weeks ago
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Time to start kicking off Auction preview posts!

Where better to start than... the MEAT TRAY!!

Infamous within Breakaway circles, it has become one of the most hotly-contested items in the entire ... See more

2 weeks ago

** SIX WEEKS TO GO!!! **

This time in six weeks the Auction team will be getting ready to move into the Eltham Community & Reception Centre to set up for our 2019 Fundraising Auction!

There's much ... See more

2 weeks ago
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This year Bruce is going to run the 10K track to show everyone he can beat his own age group!
He MUST finish the run in less than 60 minutes!

Show your support by donating now.

Make sure to ... See more

3 weeks ago
Run Melbourne 2019

Considering participating in 2019 Run Melbourne? This is the event for you! No matter you age, or fitness level. Enjoy a 5K walk, 10K run or push yourself in the Half Marathon. Register below. Stay ... See more

1 month ago
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Hey Folks! We are pleased to announce the third and final grant making up a total of over $20,000 awarded to Breakaway in the last month!

A HUGE thank you goes to the Australian Government ... See more

2 months ago
Home | CCI Giving

Who wants to know what our SECOND amazing grant for this month was??? Details below as promised.....

We'd like to announce that CCI Giving (The philanthropic branch of Catholic Church Insurance) has ... See more

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