About Us

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Branches in Metro and Rural Victoria covering 16 of 21 Police Service Areas (PSAs).

WHO WE ARE

We are here not for income, but for great outcomes.

Our programme focuses on crime prevention, specifically on identifying and addressing the needs of youth at “risk” of falling into criminal activities due to adversities outside of their control. We provide education, help with crime reduction, life skills coaching, and host cultural, social and sporting programmes for youth aged between five to 18 years. Our initiatives involve everyone including youth at risk, indigenous, migrant and victims of crime.

Each of these events considers the local community’s needs. Each Blue Light branch runs as an independent incorporation and is made up of Victoria Police members and local community members. By bringing in local heroes and keeping our entity localised, we are promoting a cause that is committed to our youth in each vicinity in the long term. As part of our education initiative, we align our programmes with the recommendations from Victoria Police Youth Strategy to address local youth demands and issues.

Growing up is a challenge, and the transition to adulthood could be exciting yet confusing. For many young people, family and environmental adversities could add another layer of complexities. Blue Light Victoria provides positive opportunities for youth to engage with each other, with the Police and their community.

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OUR CAMP

The Victorian Blue Light Youth Camp in Maldon, 136km northwest of Melbourne, is set close to the heart of the Maldon Township. Hailing back to 1987, it is a $1.8million purpose-built to replicate the style of the original Derby Hill Gold Mine on-site. In 1990, the Victorian Government sold the property to Blue Light Victoria to develop into a school camp.

The camp specialises in bicycle safety and programmes aimed at young people identified as being at risk of becoming a victim or perpetrator of a crime. Traditionally, Blue Light Victoria has close links with Victoria Police to create a fantastic environment for youth and the Police to build positive interaction in a fun and relaxed situation. The camp offers a unique opportunity for children to undertake our Bicycle Safety Program while enjoying the history and adventure that the camp and the town offers.

Blue Light Camp

Our Team

The wonderful volunteers that make up the board of Blue Light Victoria
Leanne Bright
Leanne Bright
Vice President
Caitlin Mathews
Caitlin Mathews
Treasurer
Jo Parissis
Jo Parissis
Secretary
Lorna McCarthy
Lorna McCarthy
General Member
Dr David Broderick
Dr David Broderick
General Member
Stella Smith
Stella Smith
General Member
Michelle Wood
Michelle Wood
General Member
Des Hudson
Des Hudson
General Member
Kevin Scott
Kevin Scott
General Member
Timothy Forster
Timothy Forster
General Member