Our Programs

Open Access

Open Access (OA)

Open Access (OA) is available to young people 16 to 25 years of age, and operates between 9am & 5 pm Monday to Friday at our Miami Service Hub at 15 Oak Avenue in Miami.*


Simply drop in or call on (07) 5572 0400 and speak directly with a youth worker, there is no appointment necessary.

The Open Access worker can provide information, referral to other GCYS programs and external services, advocacy, short and long term case work and practical support for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, feel disengaged from education, family or community or need someone to talk to about their situation.

The Miami Service Hub may also be able to assist with access to facilities such as a bathroom, kitchen, laundry and computer. Facilities can be accessed Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.

*Please note, we are not open on public holidays.

Need help with Centrelink?

GCYS has access to Centrelink every 2nd Wednesday. Please call us on (07) 5572 0400 to confirm Centrelink attendance.

If you would like some more information or you would like us to give you a call back, please send us an email using the form below. Don’t forget to write a brief description of the type of information and or support you are looking for.

How Have We Helped?

Visit Us In Miami

please call before visiting.
We are open Monday to Friday (exclusive of public holidays) from 9am to 5pm. Young people are welcome to access our free facilities from 9am to 3pm. Please check in on arrival to access our bathroom, kitchen, laundry, computer & clothing services.

Our Vision, Mission & Values

Our Vision

A Gold Coast city where young people are hopeful about their future valued and supported to realise their full potential.

Our Mission

To be a leading non-profit organisation that supports homeless and disadvantaged young people on the Gold Coast, making long lasting and positive changes through:

  • Information and support
  • housing and tenancy support
  • emergency assistance
Our Values

Social justice is about young people receiving a ‘fair go’ at the opportunities in life. It is about recognising that we are all different and respecting the inclusion and tolerance of all.

The aim of the Gold Coast Youth Service is that young people’s rights are recognised, and that they are consulted in appropriate and meaningful ways and have the opportunity to participate in decision-making that affects their lives.

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Emergency Relief Program

There are many reasons why an individual or family could suddenly find themselves in financial crises. GCYS may be able to help.

If you are struggling with unmanageable debts, it’s important you act quickly – the first step in taking control of the situation is to ask for help.

Visit our Need More page and click on Financial Assistance for an additional list of services that can provide material aid, advice and support to help you manage your debts and get you back on track.

The Emergency Relief program provides financial and/or material support to meet the immediate need of people in financial crises. The program is open to all age groups.

With the outbreak of COVID-19, the GCYS will continue to provide services however, we are asking people to make safe choices to help stop possible transmission. Therefore we are asking people not to come into the service and to call us instead where possible.