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Opportunities for young people

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

Damian Martin as first Youth Ambassador

Youth Development

Young people are one of our community’s greatest assets. They represent the future and the City is dedicated to enhancing the skills, knowledge and opportunities for young people in the City. 

The City's Children and Youth Development Team includes an Aboriginal Youth Development Officer and a Multicultural Youth Development Officer to reflect our culturally diverse and rich community.

The City of Stirling’s youth framework is designed to support the City’s young people’s contribution to community life, society and environment in meaningful ways. 

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

Stirling Youth Leadership Program

The City of Stirling is seeking a diverse group of young people aged 16 to 25 to be part of the Stirling Youth Leadership Program to accurately reflect the needs of young people. The groups focus will be to work towards an event to build capacity of other young people in the City of Stirling. The group will be trained and up skilled to enable them to develop and implement a successful program.

Young people part of the Stirling Youth Leadership Program will have the opportunity to build their skills and abilities in leadership and advocacy. Additionally young people will gain experience in community engagement, event management and community development. Young leaders will be paid for their service and contribution to monthly meetings.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Stirling Youth Leadership Program would like to acknowledge the traditional owners, the Wadjuk people of the Noongar nations as we pay our respects to their elder’s past and present.

Diversity welcome

We want all young people to feel valued, appreciated and empowered to be their authentic self and achieve their personal goals. We strongly encourage applications from young people who are culturally diverse, identifying as LGBTIQA+, living with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, refugee and migrant backgrounds and those with lived experience. The Stirling Youth Leadership Program celebrates diversity in all its forms.


Applications will be open 8am June 1st and close midnight June 30th, 12 members aged 16 - 25 will be selected based off applications submitted during this time. Applicants are expected to commit to monthly meetings. It is anticipated that the group will commence Term 3 2023.

Please click on the link to apply https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6YCLWC5


For more information, please contact youth@stirling.wa.gov.au 


Youth programs

Balga Street Games 

Come along and join in with our free weekly drop in sports sessions for young people. Participate in basketball, AFL and/or Soccer every Tuesday from 4.00pm to 5.00pm (during the school term only) at Bina Parkland, Princess Road, Balga.

No registrations required. 

For more information, please email youth@stirling.wa.gov.au.

Mirrabooka Street Games 

Come along and enjoy Soccer, AFL or Ultimate Frisbee with us and stick around afterwards for a free feed!

Just come along on the day no need to register.

Thursdays 4.30pm – 5.30pm Mirrabooka Open Space (behind Herb Graham Recreation Centre), Asbury Crescent, Mirrabooka. Running during school term only.  

Skate Competitions

Bina Skate Festival, held at Bina Parkland in Balga, is a one-day skate and BMX competition event for young people hosted by the City of Stirling and facilitated by Freestyle Now. 

Carine Skate Festival, held at the Carine Skate Park, is a one-day skate and BMX competition for young people in partnership with the City of Joondalup.

Both skate competitions are held at the beginning of each year.

For more information, please email youth@stirling.wa.gov.au.

Youth Week

Youth Week is held in April each year and to celebrate the City hosts a range of events and activities that celebrate the contributions that young people make to the community. 

For more information, please email youth@stirling.wa.gov.au.

RYDE Driver Education Program

The City of Stirling is a service provider of the City of Joondalup's RYDE (Regional Youth Driver Education) program. The RYDE program provides young people aged 16 to 25 years the opportunity to complete their supervised hours of driving with a volunteer driver. Further information about the RYDE program including eligibility, costs and location can be found at RYDE

If you live in Stirling and want to sign up for the RYDE program, please email youth@stirling.wa.gov.au.

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.

Youth Volunteering

Get involved in your local community and become a registered volunteer with the City of Stirling.

The City has a dedicated Volunteer Services Team to support you throughout your volunteer journey and a variety of roles and opportunities available to suit all aged and abilities.

Giving up your time to help others is extremely rewarding and is a fantastic way to gain new skills, meet new people and really make a positive difference.

For more information please visit the Volunteering page, or contact the Volunteer Services Team on (08) 9205 8583.