Y Streetball is a free drop in basketball program available to the local North Melbourne community

North Melbourne Community Centre runs three Y Streetball sessions per week, including sessions dedicated for children and all ability levels.

  • Tuesday 10:30am - 12:30pm (all abilities session)
  • Tuesday 4:00pm - 6:00pm (adults session)
  • Sunday 1:30pm - 3:30pm (kids session)

Participants do not require a set skill level or sports clothes to join in. Spectators are welcome to watch the games.



Y Streetball was founded in 2018 by YMCA volunteers Dave and Pete to support adults experiencing homelessness or disadvantage.

The program gives participants a place to blow off steam playing basketball, followed by a shower, a filling meal and a chance to socialise with new friends.

It was established through a partnership with YMCA Victoria and the City of Melbourne and based here at North Melbourne Community Centre.

Y Streetball has since grown into a vibrant community program that welcomes all people, regardless of their age or socio-economic background. 


Interested in participating or supporting Y Streetball?

Complete the contact form below if you'd like to speak with our team before attending a session, or if you'd like to support the program.

Alternatively, you can speak to our team directly by calling (03) 9320 4700 during business hours.