About CYL

activities 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.

CYL Today

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:


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: