We are the
Chinese Youth Society of Melbourne

chinese youth society of melbourne

About us

Victorian Bushfire Appeal

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, ongoing impact the bushfires have had across our State and country. In response, we have committed ourselves to doing our part to help those in need.

Over the Chinese New Year period in 2020, we donated all red packet donations fed to our Lions from spectators at restaurants and businesses across Melbourne to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.

We are very pleased to share that the total amount contributed was over $26,000 and we hope that this goes some way to alleviate the pain and hardship that our fellow Australians have endured.

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

CYSM is keeping up to date with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Australian Chief Medical Officer recommendations concerning the COVID 19 virus. We are being proactive in our approach to ensure the health and safety of all our members, including following the recommended personal hygience protocols, and self-isolation measures where appropriate.

If you require information about dealing with the COVID-19 virus, please seek information from official channels, such as the following link.

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

Stay safe and look after one another.

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