The Chinese Youth League was first established as the Sydney Chinese Youth Drama Association on 1 July 1939.
It was formed by a group of patriotic Australian Chinese Youth gathering regularly in the Shanghai Cafe on Campbell Street, Sydney.
Three years later, the name was officially changed to the Chinese Youth League in August 1942.
Today it is one of the oldest Chinese Community Organisations in existence in Australia.
The Chinese Youth League is a Government recognised non-profit community organisation with some 7,000 members coming from all walks of life.
It's activities spread across the social stratum and include the following:
Youth Volunteer Group and a Counselling Service for Problem Gamblers.
Cantonese Opera, Dragon Dance, Lion Dance and Traditional Chinese Dance.
For more information about our cultural Activities, you may download
our latest Activities Timesheet.
CYL runs a 5 week China Tour in conjunction with the Chinese Government,
on an annual basis for youths aged between 18 - 25.
The aim of this tour is to allow Chinese Australians to
learn more about their roots and their ancestry whilst having the opportunity
to meet other people in their same age group.
Dragonboat, Tai Chi, Table Tennis Karaoke and Wushu.
Aims & Objectives
Since it's origins, CYL has worked to promote friendship between Australia and China. Today, it has developed to embrace all round cultural, sports, social and welfare activities as discussed above. The objectives of the Chinese Youth League are to:
- Promote Chinese Cultural activities
- Foster Friendship and Goodwill between Australia and China
- Undertake Welfare and Charitable work
- Organise recreational and sports activities
- Participate in Community activities to promote Multiculturalism