BackTrack – Helping Youth at Risk

Based in Armidale NSW, we offer a range of practical programs for young people who have lost their way

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Paws Up

Paws Up has developed into a highly successful dog high jumping team that travels regularly throughout New South Wales and interstate. Through the dogs young people connect with others and build trust, learn self-discipline while [Learn More…]

Ag Lads

AgLads was developed to address our region’s growing trade and agricultural skills shortages. The demand for work ready crews continues to grow as many producers see value in both the productivity and social outcomes [Learn More…]

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Ironman Welder

Iron Man Welders has developed a fully operational welding workshop based at a former Shire Council workshop on Waterfall Way. Participants undertake courses at Cert II level in Metals and Engineering, [Learn More…]

LInks 2 Learning

Links to Learning is a mixed gender program supporting young people in grades 6 to 10 with re-engagement with their education, development of resilience and social skills which all leads to an increased sense of [Learn More…]

Our Awards

Our programs and our team members have been recognised for their hard work and effectiveness. See the awards we’ve received…

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BackTrack in “The Australian”

“The Australian” covered the BackTrack program on the front page and as a magazine spread this weekend, 13th December 2014 following acclaimed journalist, Greg Bearup, recently spending a week with the BackTrack crew and really getting to know the young... read more

Weekend of worms, waves and wide smiles

Bernie and a group of boys packed up the tents, swags and a football and headed to the coast where they stacked the fire at night and baited the fishing hooks with worms during the day.  The group had a ball in the waves, did some sand surfing and – to sum it up... read more

Tyron’s Story

By Year 9 Tyron was constantly suspended from school and in trouble with the law. In Year 10, everything turned around with a School Based Traineeship run by BackTrack. Tyron has completed his Cert II in Primary Industries and Metals Engineering and is the first in 3 generations to have a HSC. Tyron now has real employment prospects.

How to Help


Community Mutual Group
Armidale Bowling Club
Armidale Dumaresq Council


Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation
Jobs Australia Enterprises
The Walter & Eliza Hall Trust
Rotary Club of Armidale
University New England
Commonwealth Bank
Dept Education & Communities
Dubbo South Rotary Club

Young People Supported


Engaged in education/employment

Current Participants


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