• Everything we do here at YIRS is free and confidential.

YIRS - Who? What is that?

YIRS One Stop Youth Shop is a local youth support service which supports young people between 8 – 21 years who may need information, support, advice or assistance around something or anything that is of concern.

The team at YIRS also work with families, friends or anyone who is involved in the young person’s life.

Everything we do here at YIRS is free and confidential!

We are here to give you information advice and support to help you make your decisions.

How do I access YIRS

Our Mission

To provide a youth centre that improves access to services and information for young people in Mackay.

Our Vision

Our goal is to support and empower young people to enhance their lives.

YIRS One Stop Youth Shop Inc. is a local youth support service which supports young people between 8 – 21 years who may need information, advice or assistance, and aims to remove barriers that young people and their families often face when accessing services relevant to their needs.  Referrals are based on self- referral and referrals from external organisations.

Our Programs

  • Funded Learners Licence Program
  • Alternative Learning School
  • Art and Cooking
  • First Aid
  • Free to Be Me (girls program)
  • Strength 2 Strength (boys program)
  • PT sessions
  • Mixed Gender Muay – Thai Boxing

And many more…..

Our Services

All our services are free and confidential :

  • Education
  • Assistance with employment
  • Accommodation – Info and Advice
  • Community Connections
  • Resume assistance
  • Centrelink Officer
  • Emergency Relief advice
  • Family Issues support
  • Court Support
  • Transport
  • Weekly BBQ

Medical Help

  • Bulk Billing Doctors
  • Sexual health nurse
  • Midwife
  • Alcohol and Other Drug worker
  • Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
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