Activities for young people

This page provides information about the range of activities that are available for young people in the City of Stirling.

Damian Martin as first Youth Ambassador

Damian Martin as first Youth Ambassador

The City of Stirling is delighted to announce the appointment of Australian Basketballer extraordinaire, Mr Damian Martin, as the City’s first Youth Ambassador.

The newly appointed position was created to coincide with the launch of Stirling’s first Youth Framework. A strategy designed to support the City’s young people contribute to community life, society and environment in meaningful ways.

Alongside the framework, a number of fun events will be launched throughout October!

For more information on the Youth Framework, visit the Community improvement initiatives page. 

Stirling Youth Advocates (SYA)

The Stirling Youth Advocates (SYA) are a group of passionate young people aiming to effect positive change in their community. SYA provides an opportunity for young people to have their voice heard and inform the City of Stirling on what they would like to see happening for young people. Membership is a volunteer commitment but comes with numerous benefits.

New membership is welcome provided you live, work or study in the City of Stirling and are aged 12 to 25 years.

For more information, please contact Youth Services.

Stirling Players Youth

Stirling Players Inc. is an amateur theatre group which has received wide acclaim for professional productions and commitment to the community in the City of Stirling. Stirling Players Youth (SPY) offers young people in and around the City a creative opportunity to learn about the different aspects of performance and production. Junior SPY is for 13 to 15-year-olds and senior SPY for 16 to 24-year-olds.

For more information, please visit the Stirling Players website.

Youth programs

Whitelion Balga

Balga Detached Youth work project (BDYWP) is a fantastic youth service supporting at-risk young people to improve their opportunities via a diverse range of programs. The majority of young people who access BDYWP are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth who have vulnerabilities, experience social exclusion, poor educational attainment and family dysfunction. 

For more information, please visit the Whitelion website.

The Salvation Army - Balga

The Salvation Army Balga youth program is designed for high school students and offers a safe space to have fun and feel supported. The program has a huge range of activities, including Friday night youth program, basketball, girls group, Sunday night church and young adults program (for those who have left high school).

For more information, please visit the Salvation Army website.

Leisure centres

Stirling Leisure Centres provide a wide range of active programs for young people including:

  • Young people can enjoy games of ‘beatball’ which is a monthly under-18 multicultural three-on-three basketball competition - along with food and entertainment from a local DJ. The games are followed by a free sausage sizzle for participants.

For more information, please see Junior sports.

  • TeenFit is a group fitness program aimed at 13 to 17 years olds and is run at Stirling Leisure Centres - Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre. With reduced fees and school friendly session times, it's a great way to improve your teen's fitness. 

For more information, please see Term based programs.

Zoomer series

The City of Stirling’s Youth Framework has been created to ensure our community harnesses the skills, creativity and energy of our young people.

To celebrate the diversity of our young people, the Youth Development team are holding a series of events in October, including Groundswell Festival and Basketball Jam.

More information will be provided soon.