Welcome to the Rotorua Youth Centre

Home of Rotovegas Youth Health and Rotorua Youth Centre

We are a dedicated ‘One Stop Shop’ for young people. The purpose of Rotorua Community Youth Centre Trust is “Enabling youth to reach their full potential by helping young people to be HAPPY, HEALTHY, SAFE and moving towards a GREAT future”.

Our values:

  • Engaging youth in services that are youth specific
  • Connecting youth to appropriate information
  • Supporting youth to get to where they want to be
  • Providing a non-judgmental environment, and a welcoming and youth friendly place
  • Supporting good physical, mental and social well-being for youth
  • Modeling integrity and respect for young people

We focus on the delivery of services, programmes and activities that build on the strengths and skills of young people, ensuring that youth voice and participation is at the centre of our approach. It is our collective belief that it is critical that young people have the opportunity to, and support for, the development of competencies and skills including thinking and problem solving, negotiating, decision making, self-management, and strengthening resilience and self-esteem, this is therefore core in our delivery of all of our programmes. Our work always comes from a youth-focused and strength-based stance (underpinned by the principles of the NZ Youth Development Strategy 2002) and it is also our belief that engaging young people in the decisions that affect them results in better decision making and better outcomes.

Youth Health

Free health service for ages 15-24.

Come in and register at Rotovegas! We are taking new registrations now! You can see the nurse for free health care. Don’t be shy, all our staff are friendly and make you feel comfortable. Read more here

Rotovegas Youth Health  opening hours are:

Monday 9.30am – 5pm

Tuesday 9.30am – 6.00pm

Wednesday 9.30am – 5pm

Thursday and Friday 10.00am – 4.30pm

Rotorua Youth Centre opening hours are:

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 7:00pm

Saturday, Sunday – Closed


If you have an emergency please go directly to the Rotorua Hospital.

If you need to see a nurse or doctor when we are closed please go to Lakes Prime Care:

Address: 1165 Tutanekai Street

Phone: 3481000

After school Workshopsdrums

After school programs, holiday activities, training and more for 12-24 year olds

Download our latest Workshop Flier.

Membership access to ALL Programs, Sign up to more than one program and receive
10% off. Discount also available for family members.
A full Youth Centre Membership gives you access to any and all Youth Centre workshops
for one low price. Conditions apply.
School Term membership $100
Full Year Membership $350
Options also available to pay over installments

Register for any of our workshops here


House of Horrors, Music Events, Festivals and more


A place to chill, great coffee.


Food and hot drinks for your meeting or group using our venue.

Venue Hire Pohutukawa1

Great multi purpose spaces for your meetings, training and events

Recording Studiorecording Studio

Industry standard studio available for a range of services. 16 week industry training also available.

Fundraising for your grouphangi

Partner with us to make your next fundraising project a breeze!