Our Youth Development Team focus on working with young people between the ages of 12 and 18 to enhance their connections to the community, through active participation and delivery of a variety of programs and activities.

The programs and activities are developed in conjunction with the young people of our Shire, and aim to cater for a variety of interests and backgrounds.

Activities and programs

The Shire offers a variety of programs such as:

  • Drop In Sessions
  • Wellness Sessions
  • Life Skill Sessions
  • School Holiday Programs

See some of the exciting activities for the July School Holidays and Term 3 2022 in the posters below.
To stay up to date on the programs and one off events, check out the Youth Instagram account @YouthofSJ or view our events calendar here.

SJ Shire Youth Development Services Contact

Phone 08 9526 1111


Youth Registration Form

July 2022 School Holidays

Please note some school holiday activities require bookings, please see the listing on the What's On Calendar for booking details.

timetable school holidays

Term 3 2022

Contains text: Youth Space, Opening Hours, Term 3 2022. Monday Briggs Park, Mead Street Byford, 3.10pm - 5pm. Thursday Clem Kentish Hall, Wellard Street Serpentine, 3.10pm - 5pm. Friday Bill Hicks Reserve, Portwine Avenue Byford, 3.10pm - 5pm. Follow@youthofsj on instagram Contains text: Free Youth Activities 12-18 years. Mondays: Mindfulness Mondays, bookings required. Exerciese with Eddie both at Briggs Park. Thursdays: Craft at Clem Kentish Hall. Fridays: Fitness Fridays at Bill Hicks Reserve.

Contains text: Mindfulness Mondays. Create. Relax. Inspire. (Image is also booking link)

Mission Australia Youth Survey

In 2021 Youth from across the Shire participated in the Mission Australia Youth Survey, click the image below to read the report of the results specific to our residents. This survey provides youth with a platform to share their values, aspirations and concerns, the results help guide the programs the Shire delivers.

youth walking in sunshine

You can also read the full report for Australia here