About Breed

Empowering Communities and Supporting Businesses in Western Sydney

25 years ago, The Blacktown Regional Economic Employment Development (BREED) Taskforce was formed in response to a research study that found that a lack of education attainment was the major factor contributing to high youth unemployment.

BREED set about to stimulate economic and employment growth in the Blacktown local government area by creating pathways for youth while nurturing small businesses to help them develop entrepreneurial skills, become self-sustaining and meet the needs of their customers.

Since our inception the mission of BREED hasn’t changed however significant progress has been made towards our goals.

Since 2017, we have been working passionately to expand our core offerings and outreach programs through our registration as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission (ACNC). We have also invested in proven leaders who are capable of delivering success.

Now, as we move into the next phase of the BREED evolution, we do so with a fresh new brand as a symbol of optimism.


To create self-elevating, hopeful communities engaged in meaningful and fulfilling work.


By providing youth education, start-up business scholarships, a community co-working space.


To provide everyone with the education and employment opportunities leading to healthy, happy lives.

Our vision

So, that every resident in Western Sydney and beyond has the opportunity to be all they were made to be.

It is our mission to improve the economic and emotional health of the community by creating self-belief, hope and opportunity no matter your age or background.

We do this through

Life-changing free educational programs are designed to build resilience, emotional intelligence and self-belief in the community and our youth.

The creation of opportunities for members of the community to establish their own livelihood and create viable, sustainable businesses.

Our values

Be spirited

We are fuelled by the never-say-die attitude that is part of the Australian DNA. We bring a fighting spirit and determination to each and every day because we know we are making a significant difference in our community.

Be impactful

As a charity, we have limited resources so we ensure everything we do has a positive impact on the lives of the communities we serve.

Be optimistic

To build hope, you have to give hope. We know what we do works, so we are eternally optimistic about the future and look for ways to make life brighter at every opportunity.

Be inclusive

We value the differences that make each of us unique and treat everyone equally regardless of age, race, religion, gender, or lifestyle.

Be future-focused

Whether looking at how we can pay it forward to build better futures or being aware of the trends on the horizon we look to the future to propel the present.

Our impact

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student work placements
for year 11 and 12 students studying a school vocational subject.
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career and job expos hosted
and organised for schools across Sydney
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Students supported
through our work experience programs and our Independent Employment Advisory program for highly disadvantaged or disengaged youth to build their confidence and career aspirations
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students participated

in our various career mentoring and job readiness programs, run by our resident experts and local business leaders.

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businesses incubated

and supported to grow and thrive, through our business incubation and facilities available at our Business Hub in Quakers Hill.

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youth on the autism spectrum
were delivered our Young Entrepreneurs Program (YEP) with partners Set2Learn and ILAB program in 2017.

Acknowledgement of country

Always was, always will be.

In the spirit of reconciliation BREED Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. We respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and waters of New South Wales, and their continuing cultural, spiritual customs and practices.