We are the
Chinese Youth Society of Melbourne

chinese youth society of melbourne

About us

Announcement

The Chinese Youth Society of Melbourne is a not-for-profit community organisation and our Vision is to ensure that Chinese culture and its values are celebrated, preserved and make a positive contribution to Australia’s multicultural society.

As Australians, we recognise and sympathise with the devastating impact the bushfires have and continue to cause across our State and country.

As we come into Australia Day and Chinese New Year celebrations this week, we would like to raise awareness of the need to give back and support our wider community. To do this, we will be donating all red packet donations fed to our Lions from spectators during our Chinese New Year performances at restaurants and businesses across Melbourne to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.

So if you happen to see one of our Lions performing this Chinese New Year, please dig deep and donate!

More information on how you can help can be found at http://emergency.vic.gov.au/relief-and-recovery/921

About Us

The Chinese Youth Society of Melbourne is a non-profit youth society which celebrates and promotes all aspects of chinese culture.

Our members come from Australia and abroad. They come to participate in the different range of Culture, Sport and Community activities we offer.

The aims of CYSM are multi-faceted. Primarily, it aims to educate young Australians with chinese descendency about their heritage through participation in traditional activities. Beyond this, CYSM provides a centre for youth that fosters friendship, teamwork and a sense of community and has therefore continuously evolved to maintain its relevance to its members. Consequently, the CYSM now coordinates a diverse range of activities that also extend beyond the traditional realms.

Culture

Lion Dance

Dragon Dance

Dragon Boat

Folk Dancing

Sports

Soccer

The Melbourne Chinese Soccer Association (MCSA) was established in 1995 under CYSM with the view to provide opportunities for young people, predominantly but not exclusively of Chinese cultural heritage, to play soccer in a friendly competitive environment. In 2006, MCSA was incorporated as a not-for-profit sporting organisation under the Associations Incorporation Act, however CYSM continues as its hosting organisation to this day. MCSA has grown from 8 competitive teams to 34 since its inception, and as of 2012 manages a 3 tier double round robin competition, approximately 700 registered players and over 30 referees and assistant referees. More information can be found on the MSCA website.

CYSM Soccer Team After a rare opportunity arose in 1995 to play against the Hong Kong All Stars Soccer Team, comprising of international celebrities such as Sammo Hung, Alan Tam and Eric Tsang from Hong Kong, CYSM formed a Soccer Team to compete in a friendly match. Soon after, CYSM established the Melbourne Chinese Soccer Association and has had a competitive Soccer Team in the league ever since.

Join Us

Lion Dance

Day & Time:
Sundays 10:00am - 1pm
Where:
CYSM Clubhouse, 4/2-4 Joseph Street, Blackburn North
What to wear:
runners, tracksuit pants, t-shirt
Fees:
Annual membership fee of $10
Minimum age:
13 years old (please contact us for under 13 classes)

Dragon Dance

Day & Time:
Sundays 2pm - 5pm
Where:
CYSM Clubhouse, 4/2-4 Joseph Street, Blackburn North
What to wear:
runners, tracksuit pants, t-shirt
Fees:
Annual membership fee of $10
Minimum age:
13 years old

Dragon Boat

Day & Time:
Saturdays 9:30am - 12pm
Where:
Community Hub at the Dock - 912 Collins Street, Docklands
What to wear:
shorts, t-shirt, thongs - clothes you don't mind getting wet
Fees:
Adult $294 / Student $187 / junior (11-18) $99
Minimum age:
12 years old

Contact Us

For all performance bookings, quotes and general enquiries please contact us by:
Email: enquiry@cysm.org
or
Phone: (03) 9897 3688
or
Fax: (03) 9897 3733