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DadsLink offers a program of weekend activities every month for Dads & Kids.

See our NEW Calendar of Events for July to December 2017 and join us on MeetupGet active with your kids. 

Fathers and kids of all ages are welcome. Visit the Planetarium, cheer on your team at the AFL, celebrate Father's Day at the YMCA Fun Run at the Melbourne Botanical Gardens, enjoy a day out in the September school holidays, take a fishing adventure at Williamstown Pier.

CONTACT for details and to register for these fun events!

Don't forget to also sign up for the Dads & Kids Adventure Camp at Mount Evelyn in December.

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Come get involved and make the most of these opportunities we’ve created to have fun with your children in a supportive group that cares.


DADS & KIDS ADVENTURE CAMPS: Next Camp 1-3 Dec 2017

Our next camp will be from Friday evening 1 to Sunday afternoon 3 December at the YMCA Mt Evelyn Recreation Camp.

Read more about this and past Dads and Kids Adventure Camp weekends at Phillip Island, Camp Manyung and more.

Please contact us via email to register your interest.

MONTHLY DADS GROUP: Men Living Well + Day Retreat

DadsLink hosts a Monthly Group meetup for men in Canterbury on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7pm to 9pm - all men are welcome.

We also have a Day Retreat on Men Living Well  -- "Being Your Own Best Friend" -- on Sunday 7th May 2017 in Warburton. 

Please get in touch to register interest and find out more about the Monthly Group meetups and the Day Retreat for Men

"Recognizing the fundamental decency of 'every-day' men"

Join us for this opportunity to connect with other men, in healthy, supportive and ongoing ways.


JOIN the YMCA DadsLink Meetup group or LIKE US on Facebook for details on these and future activities:


DadsLink aims to enhance the relationship between fathers and their children by providing information, support and a range of hands-on activities for dads, kids and families.

Please visit or join the DadsLink Meetup Group for event updates and the dates of our Dads Gatherings, a monthly discussion group for all fathers, our Dad's Stories workshops, and other family events.

DadsLink and Youth Services hosted another film screening of "The Mask You Live In" about boys, masculinity and gender equity in December 2015. See the movie night page for more details.

Our ninth annual DadsLink community Father's Day BBQ Brunch was held at Riversdale Park, Camberwell on Sunday 6th September 2015. Please see the DadsLink Facebook page for event photos and videos.

DadsLink organises social events, Dads and Kids camps, discussion groups and seminars for Dads, and community events for the whole family. DadsLink is proud to offer activities and support for Dads and Kids in all family types.

Contact DadsLink via email on for more information. DadsLink is run by YMCA Victoria in partnership with Relationships Australia Victoria and the Life Is... Foundation.

Why Dadslink?

DadsLink is a practical program that includes and benefits all types of dads.


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