Youth

The City of Bunbury offers a range of opportunities for young people through safe, inclusive and supervised programs and events. By encouraging young people to contribute to the growth of the Bunbury Geographe region, we can create an inclusive and welcoming community for all.

To find out more, email community@bunbury.wa.gov.au or call 9792 7000.

Youth Precinct

Where would you like to see a new youth precinct in Bunbury?

The City of Bunbury is seeking input from youth and other interested community members in Bunbury about a potential location for a new youth precinct, which may include a new skate park.

Click here to have your say before 31 October and go into the running to win vouchers from local retailers.

Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

YAC Bunbury’s aim is to create one YAC for all youth that embraces indigenous, disabilities and multicultural representations, making a stronger YAC through diversity of its membership.

A single YAC will improve coordination and collaboration in creating events and community change. It will provide a single voice to be listened to by Council with a sense of responsibility and belonging rather than disparate groupings of youth representation.

YAC Vision

To develop and create an inclusive multicultural community which embraces youth and families to live and grow.

YAC Mission

Through listening and building relationships in the community, and to lead and connect young people so they can be empowered to use their voice to contribute to the growth of the Bunbury Geographe Region.

YAC Effect

Bunbury YAC’s is guided by the YAC Effect; a strategy which provides the City of Bunbury and youth with a clear direction to build on its foundation of success and achievements. 

Download the YAC Effect here

The Shift Festival

The Shift Festival is an annual youth festival held in April during National Youth Week. The Shift Festival is a platform where the whole community can celebrate young people and their valuable contributions to our community. The festival continues to grow each year not only as a fantastic event for the whole community, but also to continue developing youth engagement in the Greater Bunbury region. It is hosted at the new Koombana Foreshore and offers a range of fun and healthy activities suitable for all ages and abilities.

We are currently planning for Shift 2019… Interested in getting involved? Let us know: community@bunbury.wa.gov.au

Unleashed

Unleashed is a school holiday program that focuses on skill development for Bunbury young people aged 10 to 17 years of age. The City of Bunbury works in partnership with local facilitators to deliver experiences which promote learning and engagement across multiple areas of interest. Each school holiday period will offer a range of activities that target specific skills and interests, providing participants the opportunity to have fun while developing new skills.

Activities will be run on Monday and Wednesdays during the school holidays. Check out the Unleashed page here for upcoming dates and details.

Skateboarding Events

Skateboarding WA are partnering with the City of Bunbury to deliver free clinics at the Bunbury and Glen Iris skateparks. All ages and skill levels are welcome, with skateboards and helmets provided.

Clinics and jam sessions are held on 28 October and 18 November with a Best Trick Competition and S.K.A.T.E. on 9 December. Download a registration form for upcoming clinic and jam sessions on the Skateboarding WA website.

Want to find out more?

Like the Bunbury Youth Advisory Council on Facebook and follow us on Instragram @bunburyyouth to keep updated with events and activities for youth in the Bunbury region. 

Email the community development team community@bunbury.wa.gov.au or phone 9792 7000.​