Sorell, tas

how we ended up here

In February of 1985, a small team with the Lucerne Family – sent from YWAM Canberra, ACT pioneered the centre in Hobart. For the first few months the centre operated out of a caravan in the local caravan park until a suitable flat in the city was found. Almost every night they would walk the streets and reach out to local young streetwise people by providing a city café within a bus, called ‘The Ark’.

In 1988, YWAM Tasmania received the property where we are still located today: 200 acres of farmland situated on a ridge overlooking the township of Sorell and the sea. Originally, there were three farmhouses on the property. Today there are four with extensions for more accommodation and other additional buildings.

We are a family of ministries. God is amazing in how He brings a variety of people, teams, cultures and languages together at one place. We call this place home and those people our family. We are blessed to have many generations and a number of cultures at our home.

Our Centre
Sorell, tas

how we ended up here

In February of 1985, a small team with the Lucerne Family – sent from YWAM Canberra, ACT pioneered the centre in Hobart. For the first few months the centre operated out of a caravan in the local caravan park until a suitable flat in the city was found. Almost every night they would walk the streets and reach out to local young streetwise people by providing a city café within a bus, called ‘The Ark’.

In 1988, YWAM Tasmania received the property where we are still located today: 200 acres of farmland situated on a ridge overlooking the township of Sorell and the sea. Originally, there were three farmhouses on the property. Today there are four with extensions for more accommodation and other additional buildings.

We are a family of ministries. God is amazing in how He brings a variety of people, teams, cultures and languages together at one place. We call this place home and those people our family. We are blessed to have many generations and a number of cultures at our home.

Property Tour

Check out this drone footage of our property.

Our City
hobart, tas

our city

Hobart is the capital and largest city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. Founded in 1803, Hobart is Australia’s second oldest capital city after Sydney, New South Wales. Hobart is the most southern of Australia’s capital cities, located at the mouth of the Derwent River. The city harbour forms the second-deepest natural port in the world.

Hobart is truly a beautiful city full of rich history and unique features. One of Hobart’s more popular recreation areas, just a short distance from the city centre, is the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. It is the second-oldest Botanical Gardens in Australia and displays a beautiful collection of plants. Another popular attraction is Mount Wellington, the dominant feature of Hobart’s skyline. At 1,271 meters, the mountain has its own ecosystems, is rich in biodiversity and plays a large part in determining the local weather. And of course, the view of the city from the top is amazing! The Tasman Bridge is also an ionic feature of the city, connecting the two shores of Hobart and is visible from many locations.

City Tour

Watch this travel guide of our city.

hobart, tas

the city

Hobart is the capital and largest city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. Founded in 1803, Hobart is Australia’s second oldest capital city after Sydney, New South Wales. Hobart is the most southern of Australia’s capital cities, located at the mouth of the Derwent River. The city harbour forms the second-deepest natural port in the world.

Hobart is truly a beautiful city full of rich history and unique features. One of Hobart’s more popular recreation areas, just a short distance from the city centre, is the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. It is the second-oldest Botanical Gardens in Australia and displays a beautiful collection of plants. Another popular attraction is Mount Wellington, the dominant feature of Hobart’s skyline. At 1,271 meters, the mountain has its own ecosystems, is rich in biodiversity and plays a large part in determining the local weather. And of course, the view of the city from the top is amazing! The Tasman Bridge is also an ionic feature of the city, connecting the two shores of Hobart and is visible from many locations.

WISE SeminarWorship, Intercession, Spiritual Warfare, & Evangelism

4 November - 13 December 2022

WISE is calling you to be a part of a generation that is equipped, activated, and overflowing for a radically ‘new era’. It will be held in a communal, live-in environment at Kingsgate Haven House of Prayer and the YWAM centre nestled in the Adelaide Hills. This seminar is a collaboration of YWAM South Australia and the Australian House of Prayer for All Nations.