Welcome to YWAM Southlands Melbourne – Victoria


We are a family of ministries. God is amazing in how He brings a variety of people, teams, cultures and languages together at one place. We call that place home and those people our family. We are blessed to have many generations and a number of cultures at our home.

We we would like to invite you to consider joining us as we celebrate God and those he has given us. Join us on our journey of faith as we partner with you. It will be a time of knowing Him better and making Him known more.


We would love to hear from you.
God bless,
Edwin and Emma Bakker, Base Directors.

Schools and “things” now happening in Victoria!


Classic DTS Melbourne 2017

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First time evangelism!

Here’s a story from one of our DTS students involved in outreach in Melbourne recently... During the outreach week of ...
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Refugee outreach update

Here's an update from our DTS outreach team working with refugees in Lesvos. Friends, we've now finished a week of ...
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DTS Refugee Outreach

Earlier in the year a team from our Melbourne DTS went to Lesvos in Greece to help refugees arriving in ...
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Melbourne is one of the most vibrant cities in the world, with a very particular heartbeat that keeps evolving as the city grows.

As the capital of the state of Victoria, Melbourne has everything you can think off: an exciting inner city life, beautiful suburbs with strong identities and the beachside, and a population of over 4 million people.

Such growth brings at once opportunities and challenges, for the community at large and in particular for the body of Christ.

How can we address the problems that are so particular to big cities?


How can we affect the lives of millions at once?


How can we be a blessing to the Church in places as different as the city and suburbs, the beachside and the forgotten neighbourhoods?


It takes heart, passion, networking, vision and willingness to persevere.

YWAM Southlands Melbourne is a pulsating community committed to going where ever the needs are.



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