A New Home

COVID-19 update

There is a new national definition of a close contact which Tasmania will adopt from January 1st.

“A close contact will be someone who has spent four hours or more with a confirmed case in a household or household-like setting, such as a residential care facility.

Those contacts will be required to quarantine for seven days, and take a rapid antigen test (RAT) on day six.

Therefore, from a Riverbend perspective, no one can attend the campsite or enter the buildings if they have any cold or flu like symptoms or have been identified as a close contact or have been directed to isolate by Public Health.   This takes effect as from Saturday January 1st.

Those who do attend the campsite, and are over the age of 12, MUST wear a mask inside the building and use the Tasmanian check in app.


Book online!

Use the below links to book online for the upcoming events, you’ll be able to select which camp for your child and see how many places are left if their friends want to come. If you have been sponsored by a community group or church, choose the option ‘pay on arrival’ at the checkout. If you have any questions, please see the contact form for details at the bottom of this page. If you have trouble booking online, download the manual Form & email back to Riverbend.

If you would like to go the waiting list or enquire if there is any space left in the camps for the holidays Please email the Office or chat with us on Facebook.

Anyone unable to purchase online & wishing to print the application form it is HERE & the Camper Code Here


About our facility, history and why we exist.

Riverbend Youth Centre is a camp site administered by the Christian Brethren Churches of Circular Head and is situated 6km south of Smithton on Trowutta Road in a beautiful riverside setting. The centre consists of a large complex which holds our commercial size kitchen, indoor basketball and table games area, chapel, meeting room and dormitory style accommodation. Outside of our main building, we have further accommodation options with 4 flats, one of which has a kitchen attached to it. There is also a water-slide, flying fox, Jumping Pillow, Playground, oval and tennis court with a Flying Squirrel/Giant Swing in the bush area.

Riverbend is a Brethren run campsite dedicated to reaching youth for Christ. It has been running camps since 1970, staffed largely by volunteer leaders. It is administered by a Board and currently has a part tome office manager. It is capable of accommodating 149 people and caters for all types of camps and conferences.


For your holiday, work trip or event

Phone Us on 03 6452 1635