Families and young people

Find activities and services available to families and young people in the City of Stirling.

Activities and services for young people

  • The City offers a range of youth activities that include:

    • Scarborough Drop In Whitelion will be down at the Scarborough foreshore every Friday night from May till October 2022.  Youth workers will be onsite to chat with young people and link them into other services and programs
    • Balga Street Games Free weekly drop-in sports sessions for young people offering basketball, AFL or soccer every Tuesday from 4.00pm – 5.00pm (during school terms).  Bina Parkland, Princess Road, Balga
    • Barista Brews A full day course for young people 15-24 years providing knowledge, training and an opportunity for young people to develop industry skills
    • Whirling in Stirling Coaching workshops for skateboards, scooters and BMX participants of all ages and skill levels.  Workshops run annually commencing in September school holidays
    • Tuned Up for What A car maintenance program for young people with practical and theoretical components of owning a car.
    • Skate Competitions A one-day skate and BMX competition for young people held at the beginning of each year at Bina Parkland and Carine Skate Park
    • Youth Week Youth week is held in April of each year and the city hosts a range of events and activities that celebrate the contribution young people make to the community
    • RYDE Driver Education Program This program provides young people 16-25 years the opportunity to complete their supervised hours of driving with a volunteer driver. For further information go to www.ryde.org.au.

    If you would like any more information on any of the programs, please email youth@stirling.wa.gov.au or keep an eye out on the City of Stirling’s Facebook page.

  • YouthLink

    Helps young people 13-24 years in the North Metro area who are hurting from abuse or neglect, suffering from substance misuse and addiction, who are having trouble with relationships or homeless and those with depression, anger, self-harm or suicidal ideation.

    • Phone (08) 92274300 (Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm) or 1300 362 569 (local call rates from landlines)

    Wadjak Northside Aboriginal Resource Centre

    Empowers Indigenous people to support each other in living healthy, culturally rich lives with access to education and employment opportunities.  Runs weekly groups suitable for Aboriginal young people in Balga

    Youth Focus

    Offers counselling, education and advocacy to young Western Australian’s who are experiencing mental health issues.  Has locations in Joondalup and Burswood.


    Free and confidential service for people aged 12 - 25 offering support for mental health, drug and alcohol issues, physical and sexual health and help with work and study matters.  Services in Osborne Park and Joondalup

    Drug and Alcohol Youth Services (DAYS)

    A free and confidential service for those aged 12 - 21 who require assistance with drug and alcohol issues. Provides a range of treatment and support services.


    Support service for young people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

    Aboriginal Legal Service Youth Engagement Program

    Helps young people appearing in Perth Children’s Court by providing support and referrals to improve their mental health and wellbeing.  Can assist with accommodation, education and training, substance abuse, health, finances, and family issues.

    Wungening Aboriginal Corporation (formerly Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Service)

    Provides culturally secure and holistic programs and strategies that inform, educate, and address the harmful effects of alcohol, drugs, and other substances on individuals, families and communities and strengthen the mind and body, and heal the spirit. Has services for 8–25-year-olds.

    Balga Detached Youth Work Project

    Provides information, support, advocacy, referral, and case management to young people experiencing substance use issues, mental health issues or finding work.

    • Phone (08) 9342 9669.

    DAWN Youth Project

    Helps those aged 12 - 25 requiring support for alcohol and other drug issues.

    • Phone (08) 9208 9555.

    WAAC - Western Australian Aids Council (pronounced whack)

    Provides sexual health, mental health, support services and education.  Services are sensitive and responsive to the needs of diverse communities.

    Centrecare Youth Support Service (CYSS)

    Located in Joondalup can help young people 12-18 years with substance issues, mental health concerns, legal matters and health and fitness.

    Perth Inner City Youth Service

    Provides medium to long tern supported accommodation in West Leederville and West Perth for young people 16-25 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

    Housing Support: North Metro

    Supports individuals who are exiting homelessness services but who still require additional support. Can assist with finding stable accommodation, working through personal issues such as substance use, mental health, and wellbeing.

    Youth Futures Joondalup

    Can assist those ages up to 24 years with emergency relief, crisis accommodation and alcohol and other drug issues.

    Next Step Drug and Alcohol Service

    Provides treatment and services for people of all ages who are experiencing problems due to alcohol and other drug use.

    • Phone (08) 9219 1919.


    Provides support and case management to young people under the age of 18 in the Perth metro area. Operates the YARS programme on Friday and Saturday nights 9pm - 5am in Northbridge.

    SHIFT Youth A&OD Outreach Service

    Provides help to people aged 12 - 25 years in the Perth Metro area who are experiencing substance use and/or mental health issues.


    Provides assistance to young people who are at risk from harm within the Perth Mero area.  Has a range of services including outreach.

Family health and support

  • Child and Adolescent Health Services - Community Health

    Aboriginal Health Workers and Nurses support families with children in the 0 - 5 year age group.

    • Mirrabooka Community Health: (08) 9345 7105
    • Joondalup Community Health: (08) 9400 9538

    Visit the Child and Adolescent Health Services website.

  • North Metro Women’s Health Program

    Assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to access healthcare and health screening programs.

    Phone (08) 9380 7781

    Women’s Health and Family Services

    Provides a range of services for Aboriginal women including medical care, alcohol and other drug support, child and maternal health, mental ill health care, counselling and transportation to health services where required.

    Phone (08) 6330 5400

    Visit the Women's Health and Family Services.

    Moort Boodjari Mia (Formally the Aboriginal Maternity Group Practice)

    Free pregnancy service for Aboriginal women helping them in the antenatal and postnatal period. Home visiting available. Mirrabooka on Thursdays and Joondalup by appointment

    Phone 0406 880 162

    Visit the Moort Boodjari Mia website.

  • Breast Cancer Care WA - Indigenous Program

    Provides practical assistance, breast care nurses, home visits, transport, financial assistance and counselling to Aboriginal people diagnosed with breast cancer. 

    • Phone (08) 9324 3703.

    Visit the Breast Cancer Care WA website.

    BreastScreen WA

    Free two-yearly mammograms for Aboriginal women 40 years and older.  Locations in Joondalup, Mirrabooka, Padbury, and Perth City.

    • Phone 132 050 to make an appointment.

    Cancer Council of Western Australia

    With an Aboriginal Project officer available the Cancer Council Can assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with education in cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment knowledge for cancer related illness

    Phone 131 120

    Visit the Cancer Council WA website.

    Derbarl Yerrigan

    Offers health and wellness services to Aboriginal people. General Practitioner services, eye and ear health, physiotherapy, maternal and child health service and chronic disease management.

    • Mirrabooka (08) 9344 0444
    • East Perth (08) 9421 3888
    • General enquiries 1300 420 272.

    Visit the Derbarl Yerrigan website.

    Diabetes WA Aboriginal Health Programs

    Provides education and support services to help prevent and manage diabetes.

    • Phone (08) 9325 7699
    • General enquiries 1300 001 880.

    Visit the Diabetes WA website.

    Government Dental Clinics

    Provides help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for dental healthcare.

    • Warwick Dental Clinic: (08) 9447 8011
    • Joondalup Dental Clinic: (08) 9300 1620
    • Morley Dental Clinic: (08) 9375 9107

    Visit the Dental WA website.

    Heart Foundation WA Aboriginal Health

    Works in partnership with other healthcare agencies to provide cardiac rehabilitation for local Aboriginal people.

    • Phone: (08) 9388 3343.

    Visit the Heart Foundation WA website.


    Assists partners and their families as well as newly released prisoners with free blood testing, hepatitis B Vaccination and support and education on blood borne viruses

    • Phone (08) 6263 8622.

    Visit the Outcare website.

    North Metro Yarning it Up Program

    Assists aboriginal people and community groups to reduce smoking related harms.

    • Phone (08) 9380 7728.