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Bush Capital Lodge YMCA

Ten minutes from Canberra’s major attractions, with enclosed grounds providing a safe and welcoming environment catering exclusively to groups.

Our highly skilled team delivers a specialised service to meet individual requirements, ensuring experiences are smooth and enjoyable.

Our competitive rates include a 1:20 FOC teacher ratio and FOC bus drivers (T&Cs apply).


  • Up to 178 people accommodated in dorm-style rooms sleeping 4–12 students.
  • Banksia and Wattle lodges accommodate groups of 100 and 50 respectively.
  • Teacher rooms can include TV, tea/coffee, fridge and private bathrooms.
  • Separate driver accommodation.
  • Linen/towels included.


  • Bush Capital Lodge dining room seats 100 guests. 
  • Catering packages made in-house, designed around Nutrition Australia’s healthy eating guidelines
  • Additional catering options available including morning/afternoon tea, hot lunch on-site and supper
  • Adults have in-room tea/coffee facilities and free espresso or pod coffee during meal services.
  • Catering for special dietary requirements.
  • Mealtimes allocated to work with itineraries.


  • Tranquil bushland surrounds outdoor recreation areas and sporting grounds.
  • Large screen TVs and USBs containing G-rated movies.
  • Kilometres of hiking trails close by.
  • Outdoor recreation space.
  • Soccer nets.


  • BBQ terrace.
  • Whiteboards.
  • Free WiFi for adults.
  • Ample off-street coach parking.


  • Main entrance, bedrooms and bathrooms secured by keypad entry.
  • Access to all rooms is via internal corridors.
  • We are accredited by the Australian Childhood Foundation.
  • Our team undertakes specialised training in safeguarding children and young people.
  • Staff are rigorously screened through National Crime Check and Working with Vulnerable People registration processes.
  • All bedrooms and communal spaces have lockable doors, secured by keypad entry, with supervisor access to all student rooms.
  • We utilise security cameras, daily security patrols and back-to-base fire alarm monitors, and additional security can be provided if requested.

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