Phoenix Youth Centre is the only youth-specific facility in the City of Maribyrnong. 

Home to Maribyrnong Youth Services, the Phoenix Youth Centre welcomes all young people inclusive of race, disability, gender, age, culture, religion, sexuality or family structure. It is a place where young people can hang out, get involved in fun activities, run their own events, and access support services should they need it. 

Programs and events are run at Phoenix Youth Centre or at outreach locations such as RecWest, Braybrook Community Hub and local schools. All programs and services are for young people aged 12 to 25, who live, work, study or play in the City of Maribyrnong.

The 2016/2017 Report Card(PDF, 412KB) shows the achievements of Maribyrnong Youth Services.

Contact us

Phoenix Youth Centre
72 Buckley Street
Footscray 3011 

03) 9091 4700


Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm.

The Centre is closed on public holidays:

  • New Years Day – 1 January 2021
  • Australia Day –  26 January 2021
  • Labor Day –  8 March 2021
  • Good Friday – 2 April 2021
  • Easter Monday – 5 April 2021
  • Anzac Day – 25 April 2021 
  • Queen’s Birthday –  14 June 2021
  • AFL Grand Final Friday - 24 September 2021
  • Melbourne Cup Day –  2 November 2021
  • Festive period –  25 December 2021 to 2 January 2022


Phoenix Rises

Maribyrnong Youth Services’ Phoenix Youth Centre  re-opened on 24 June 2016. A crowd of around 180 young people celebrated with a fashion parade by ethical fashion house, The Social Studio, starring young people from the west as models. The reopening event featured performances by local young acts including: Raw Elements, L2R and Culture Queenz, and a theatre performance by Phoenix Edge.