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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 supports collaboration of initiatives that engage young people in prosocial activities that contribute to their health and wellbeing, provides opportunities for young people to drive positive change within the community and increase connection to the City’s places and spaces.

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 Stirling Youth Leadership program comprises of 13 young people from a diverse background aged 16 to 25. This initiative is tailored to address the needs of young people and focuses on working towards an event to build the capacity of young people in the City of Stirling. The participants have access to training, to empower them to create and implement a successful program.

Members of the Stirling Youth Leadership Program have opportunities to develop leadership and advocacy skills, gain experience in community engagement, event coordination, which contribute to the community's growth. These young leaders are reimbursed for their involvement in 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.

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.

Skate Competitions and Coaching Clinics

Skate Festivals are skate, scooter, roller skating and BMX competitions for young people hosted by the City of Stirling and facilitated by Freestyle Now. These are one day events held at the beginning of each year.

Bina skate festival is held at Bina Parkland in Balga. Carine Skate Festival is held at the Carine Skate Park and is in partnership with the City of Joondalup.

Coaching clinics are held annually at various locations within the City of Stirling in the September /October school holidays.

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.

Community BBQ with Street Connect Anglicare

Street Connect is an initiative from Anglicare that aims to make connections with  young people, who face various challenges and barriers that gather regularly in public places, engaging them in positive life changes. The service is provided by a team of Youth Workers who provide daily outreach via the Mobile Youth Resource Centre (the Street Connect Outreach Bus). This outreach service is provided at Mirrabooka Bus station every Tuesday afternoon from 3pm - 5pm.

The City  has partnered with the Street Connect program to deliver a free community BBQ on the last Tuesday of every month 3pm – 4pm at the Mirrabooka Town Square, opposite the Mirrabooka Bus station. *Subject to weather

The BBQ is a community initiative to connect with locals and provide a space for young people to access support through Anglicare's Street Connect program. The BBQ aims to provide a safe and inclusive space for locals to have a sense of community.

Perth African nation Sports Association (PANSA) Youth Hub

The City of Stirling established a partnership with PANSA, aimed at promoting basketball among young people and providing them with opportunities to foster social connections. The extension of the basketball program, run weekly, is the youth hub which takes place every fortnight, creating a space where young people can enjoy meaningful interactions with their peers.

The hub creates a safe and welcoming environment for young people while engaging them in structured and unstructured activities, targeting social, emotional, leisure and educational wellbeing. The youth hub is run fortnightly at Herb Graham Leisure Centre for young people aged 12-25.

For more information, including dates and times, visit the event page.

Balga Bina Drop-In

The City has partnered with Whitelion, a not-for-profit community organisation that supports and empowers young people at risk, to pilot a new drop-in program in Balga.

Whitelion youth workers actively participate in these sessions, connecting and engaging with young people, offering various activities, information on services, referrals, and sporting opportunities. These sessions are a safe space for young people aged 12-17 to connect and hang out.

For more information, including dates and times, visit the event page.

Scarborough Beach - Summer Sports Youth Drop in Sessions

The City of Stirling are working in partnership with Whitelion Youth Agency, Edmund Rice and Football Futures. This program is  proudly supported by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation to deliver a range of sports and outreach for young people at Scarborough Beach Foreshore.

Join us for some casual basketball and soccer games on Friday nights from 5pm -7pm, September through to February 2024. No registration required.

Leisure centres

TeenFit is a group fitness program aimed at 13 to 17 years olds and is run at Stirling Leisure Centres - Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre, Inglewood. 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 and Junior sports.

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.