Community development

YWCA Canberra’s Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre is located in Conder in the South Tuggeranong region of Canberra. The Centre delivers activities and provides information and support that empowers community members and promotes community participation.

Mura Lanyon Youth and  Community Centre is a drug-free, alcohol-free and violence-free zone.

A variety of weekly groups and activities are run at the Centre, including young mums programs, Scouts, playgroups, after school programs for kids, and a range of programs and activities for seniors.

A Community Development Worker is based at the Centre to oversee the running of the Centre and provide support and information to user groups and the local community. Assistance is also provided to people seeking to set up new community groups.

Lanyon Food Hub & Emergency Relief

The Lanyon Food Hub offers free food to members of the community who require emergency relief. The Hub consists of a pantry-style system with non-perishable foods available, as well as refrigerated and frozen foods.

The Hub is open weekly on Thursdays from 9.30am-2.00pm. People wishing to access the Hub must bring Photo ID, proof of residency, and shopping bags.

Please note: Assessment is required. For more information, please contact Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre during above hours.

Bus for hire

The Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre has a 14-seat bus available for hire, which was generously donated by The Snow Foundation to assist community groups who would otherwise be unable to attend events, conferences and outings.

For more information on conditions of hire and the deposit amounts, please complete this form.

Venue for hire

There are multiple rooms available to hire at Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre, including the community centre, café and counselling room.

Community centre – comfortably seats around 40 adults (more standing). Has an outside courtyard area and kitchen adjacent for hirers to use

Counselling room – Ideal for small meetings of two-to-four people.

To enquire about hiring the MLYCC, please complete this form.


Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre
Sidney Nolan Street, Conder ACT 2906
Ph: 02 6185 2090