Since 1983, Byron Youth Service has been the primary provider of youth services in the Byron Shire.  BYS was incorporated in 1987.

Byron Youth Service (BYS) is a not-for-profit charity incorporated association committed to providing services for young people between the ages of 12 - 24 years. Our services are based on a sound understanding of young peoples’ needs and experiences. 

BYS is 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 Board of Directors, made up 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 The Cottage in Mullumbimby.  We run outreach programs throughout the Byron Shire.




Deb Pearse — Early Intervention-Mullumbimby, Street Cruise Coordinator

Rosalie Bryant — Early Intervention-Byron, Youth Enterprise Coordinator

Stephanie Sims — YAC and SDCL Coordinator

Jonathan Edwards — Accountant

Lindy Lou Smith — Skills4Life Coordinator

Dale Shaddick — Education Support Coordinator, Skills4Life Facilitator

Karim Kauffman — Northern Lights Coordinator, Skills4Life Facilitator

David Dalton — Street Cruise Youth Worker

Christina & Phil — Byron Flea Coordinators

Amelia Richards — Social Work Student


2018 BOARD

Lyn McCormick — President

James Wright — Vice President

Ian Leggo - Treasurer

Claire Gray - Secretary

Christina Gobet-Freeman - Member

Elias Johnson - Member

Ryan Sharpley - Member

Kylie Heffernan - Member

Adam Collett - Member 

Digby Hildreth - Honorary Member