In February of 1985, a small team with the Lucerne Family – sent from YWAM Canberra, ACT pioneered the base in Hobart. For the first few months the base operated out of a caravan in the local caravan park until a suitable flat in the city was found. Almost every night they would walk the streets and reach out to local young streetwise people by providing a city café within a bus, called ‘The Ark’.
In 1988 YWAM Tasmania received the property where we are still located today: 200 acres of farmland situated on a ridge overlooking the township of Sorell and the sea. Originally there were three farmhouses on the property. Today there are four with extensions for more accommodation and additional buildings.
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.