Platform Youth Service, established in 1979 and is the lead Youth Specialist Homelessness Service for the Nepean, Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury areas in Western Sydney, NSW.

Platform Youth Services has 4 office spaces throughout our three geographical areas where support services are available for young people.


Platform Youth Services employs over 40 permanent staff and additional casual staff and supports an active student work experience.


Our current service delivery encompasses four primary income streams with specific areas of specialisation in each:


Early intervention

Intensive responses for complex needs

Transitional and crisis responses

Rapid re-housing


Platform Youth Services offers support services and accommodation to young people aged 12-25 years through a variety of programs including:

24/7 Residential Accommodation  

Katoomba – Penrith


Homeless Youth Assistance Program



Bail Accommodation Support Service

Penrith – Katoomba


General Outreach 

Blue Mountains – Nepean – Hawkesbury


Tenancy Support 

Blue Mountains – Nepean – Hawkesbury


Transitional Housing

Blue Mountains – Nepean – Hawkesbury

Premier’s Youth Initiative 

Blue Mountains – Nepean – Hawkesbury



Blue Mountains – Nepean – Hawkesbury


Assertive Outreach

Blue Mountains – Nepean – Hawkesbury


Rapid Rehousing 

Emu Plains


Pathways Housing 

Blue Mountains – Hawkesbury


Education First 

Jordan Springs – Granville


By appointment

Blue Mountains

By appointment


By appointment