Since 1987, Byron Youth Service has been the primary provider of youth services in the Byron Shire. 


BYS made up of an exceptional team of experienced, passionate and dedicated youth-workers who support young people to meet their life challenges and fulfil their potential.

We are governed by a voluntary Committee of Management, comprising of a range of local people with skills in education, government, community services, business, the creative arts, and youth work.We work in partnership with many members of the community to develop and deliver a dynamic range of programs and services.

BYS operates from the Byron Youth Activity Centre (YAC) in Byron Bay and from The Cottage in Mullumbimby.  We run outreach programs throughout the Byron Shire.





Teeya Blatt — Manager

Deb Pearse — Early Intervention-Mullumbimby, Street Cruise Coordinator

Rosalie Bryant — Early Intervention-Byron, Youth Enterprise Coordinator

Stephanie Sims — YAC, SDCL Coordinator

Jonathan Edwards — Accountant

Berri Drum — Byron Flea, Volunteer Coordinator

Lindy Lou Smith — Skills4Life Coordinator

Dale Shaddick — Education Support Coordinator, Skills4Life Facilitator

Karim Kauffman — Northern Lights Coordinator, Skills4Life Facilitator

Yani Clarke — Social Media Manager 

David Dalton — Street Cruise Youth Worker.


2018 MC

Lyn McCormick — Chairperson

James Wright — Vice Chairperson

Ian Leggo — Treasurer

Christina Gobet-Freeman — Secretary

Nickolla Clark — Member

Judith Shelley — Member

Sally Packshaw — Member

Scott Fuller — Member

Tess Eckert — Member