The City of Kalamunda provides several activities to engage and involve the young people of our community.
If you need any further information on any of the information or activities for Youth, please contact the Youth Services Team at the City of Kalamunda via: Email: email@example.comPhone: (08) 9257 9968 - during business hoursFacebook: @cityofkalamundayouth Instagram: @kalayouthservices
Youth activities and events include:
Our 2023 SEED Young Entrepreneurs Program has finished- stay tuned because the program will be back in 2024
Plant the seed and watch your idea grow!
In partnership with the Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce, Hawaiian's Forrestfield and Curtin University, we are calling out to anyone aged 15-25 with a business idea they want to pursue.
Launched in 2021, this FREE program guides participants through the process of what it takes to start a business, through skill-building workshops, networking with successful young entrepreneurs and business mentors.
The program concludes with participants creating their own business plan and pitching their ideas to a panel of judges. Their efforts are recognised in an Award Presentation Night where three participants are provided with funding to get them started
in developing their 'seed' idea into a flourishing business.
Check out this years 2023 program here.
The Kalamunda Upskill Project (KUSP) is all about encouraging our community to learn new skills and have fun in the process.
We are brining back the project for 2023 with two new series:
Check out Series One: Excelling After School-Tips and Tricks here plus check out the previous series videos and teach yourself a new skill or two!
Series Two: Adulting Tips and Tricks will be released September 2023!
The aim of the Young Artist Awards is to showcase and celebrate emerging young artists through a professional exhibition at the Zig Zag Gallery in Kalamunda, connecting the community with up-and-coming young creatives.
For 2023 our theme is "A Medley of You" which aims to inspire a journey of self-expression and identity to explore all the different aspects that make you who you are. The theme can be taken as literal or as vague as you like with the purpose being focused on showcasing the uniqueness of the young people in Kalamunda and how we all fit together to create the Kalamunda Community.
Main prize of $400 and a total prize pool of $1100 with some additional prizes as well.
If you are aged between 11 and 25 years and live, work, volunteer or study in the City of Kalamunda we invite you to submit your art. Artworks submitted will be reviewed by a panel of judges and a selection will be chosen
to display at the September gallery exhibition.
The criteria that will be used in the selection process includes:
Line, shape, forms, space, colour, textureContrast, rhythm, proportion, balance, unity, emphasis, movement, variety
Art forms eligible for the Young Artist Awards include:
2D works are not to exceed 1100mm x 1100mm. 3D works are not to exceed 1m square or weigh more than 25kg.
All 2D work (drawing, painting, photography, etc.) must be framed (or mounted on a board) and ready to hang:
3D works must be structurally sound enough to be self-supported on a plinth.
This exhibition is targeted towards up-and-coming young artists in the community. To engage in the full experience artists who would like to sell their artworks will be able to. Artworks submitted are not required to be made available for sale and if you would like to retain your work you can. When submitting, there is a section where you have the ability to select your own price for the piece. If you are uncertain as to how to price your work, please get in touch.
The Young Artist Awards are judged by a panel of judges featuring arts professionals, including a representatives from the City of Kalamunda’s Arts Advisory Committee as well as a representative from the City of Kalamunda's Youth Services Team who have chosen the theme for the awards. The judge’s decision is final, however young people are welcome to request feedback
from the judges about their work.
The Young Artist Awards Exhibition Opening Night is held at the Zig Zag Gallery in Kalamunda.
This is a free event, and all applicants, family, friends and other supporters are invited to this celebration of young artists. The evening will feature live music, drinks and nibbles. You must reserve a ticket to attend this evening.
* Please note, as this is an
all-ages event, the exhibition opening night will be alcohol free.
Submissions have now closed.
Do you want to improve your skateboarding, BMX, scooter and roller skating skills? Now you can!
The expert team from Freestyle Now will show you all the tips and tricks to level up your riding. These clinics are young people of all skill levels including first time beginners,
children, teenagers and adults.
Bookings are required. Please note that participants under 18 require parent / guardian signature on registration form.
Weather cancellation updates are posted on Facebook & Instagram 60mins before event start time.
Our next clinic is scheduled for Friday June 9 from 3:30pm-5:00pm at Fleming Reserve and will also feature a Roller Skating Instructor!
Location: Dome Kalamunda
The team at Dome Kalamunda want to show you their tricks of the trade, equipping you with the skills to excel in the hospitality industry. Learn how to operate an espresso machine, interact with customers and serve coffees like a professional barista.
Leave with a caffeine buzz and a certificate to impress future employers!
These workshops are for people who live, work or attend school in the City of Kalamunda. These FREE workshops for young people are made possible through the support of Dome Kalamunda.
We are excited to announce that in addition to the 16 - 25 year sessions, we will also be running a 25+ year session each term for others wanting to enter the hospitality field.
NOTE: Places are limited so make sure you focus on your response when registering your interest as to why you should have a place.
NEXT WORKSHOPS -
Youth Session (16-25)- Monday 16 October 2023, 4pm-6pm
Adult Session (25+)- Tuesday 17 October 2023, 4pm-6pm
Expressions of interest will open Friday 22 September 2023
Are you a musician under 25 looking for some exposure and experience performing in front of crowds?
We’re after solo artists, duos and bands to perform live at some of our youth events throughout the year.
Some of our events will be paid but most will be volunteer only.
Register band/artist details interest here
Follow the map,
come out and play, you may just find a fairy along the way. Join the fairies, come and see, just how magical Kalamunda can be!
Fairies were first spotted here 2 years ago at the Clip Joint in Kalamunda. Since then, they have decided to call Kalamunda home and now live in over 20 different places!
Take your time, roam around, look closely – there's magic to be found.
In the main street, or down a lane, no two fairy doors are the same. The fairies have moved in to stay – so you can start your adventure at any time.
Having trouble finding the fairy doors? We've created a Fairy Clue Map to help you out!
Find a Fairy Clue MapAlternatively, maps are also available in hard-copy form at the Kalamunda Visitor’s Centre.
Find A Fairy is expanding with the Foothills Fairies Trail!
A Fairy Map and Clue Map are in development so stay tuned for the launch of the trail!
Are you a student in high school wanting some advice and tips for the years ahead?
Whether you're in Year 8 or are in your final year, it's never too soon to work on improving you confidence, study skills and health and well-being!
Past students have come together with Youth Services to share helpful hints, ideas and stories about their experience in the hope to help you on your own journey.
Download the guide for Surviving Year 12 here
Employment 101 workshops are run in collaboration with our Human Resources and Youth Services teams talking all things employment from:
Its a great opportunity to hear about what Employment Opportunities there are at the City of Kalamunda.
Our 2022 Employment 101 Workshop has been held! Get in touch with the team for a copy of the resources from the event.
Have you heard of a little library? Have you seen one in the City of Kalamunda?
Join us in our 'Little Library Hunt'! We want you to scout across the City of Kalamunda and send us a picture of any little libraries you find.
Send your picture of a little library to us on Instagram (@Kalayouthservices) or on Facebook (@CityofKalamundaYouth) or email a copy of your picture to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Youth Team may even have a prize or two for the lucky scouters!
For 2022 the theme was.......LIVE MUSIC!
The month featured a range of creative Halloween inspired activities and workshops from Spooky Storytime's, Second Hand Spooks Crafternoon as well as a Halloween Decoration Showcase running for the month with the best house winning a prize!
The Finale for the month gave young performers the opportunity to perform live for the City of Kalamunda community at the Kalamunda Night Markets on the Friday 28 October where the best Halloween Houses were showcased!
Young Creatives Month won't be back for 2023 but will instead feature the Young Artist Awards!
A collection of art, flash fiction and poetry submitted to the City of Kalamunda Creative Writing and Digital Art competition.
In 2020 the City of Kalamunda’s programming went virtual after the expansion and disruption of COVID-19. This change in pace, engagement and impact on community connection inspired the year’s Young Creatives Kalamunda programming to be an intergenerational anthology, a compilation of our community’s stories surrounding the theme:The Change. From this concept, we received a multitude of stories, artworks and poems showcasing unique, personal outlooks and commentaries on the evolving world around us, of ageing, changes in circumstance and even a little magic.
Find out more and read the completed publication here
see all the City's upcoming events here
you unsure of your career trajectory? Do you need support in finding the right
pathway, or information about what is actually out there for you? We are here
Join the City of Kalamunda Youth Services Team, Arts and Culture Team, Kalamunda Performing Arts Team, Zig Zag Gallery Team and Purposeful for a Purposeful Journey through Alternative Pathways and explore how to turn your passions into a career.
Our Careers Day Event will feature:
As part of Careers Week the team will be releasing a Careers focused Kalamunda Upskill Series featuring a Mechanics 101 Video, Understanding Your Digital Footprint and more!
The Youth Services Team have a variety of career resources available to young people, if you're interested in having the team come along to showcase the support available through the City of Kalamunda at your Careers Expo's or other events, get in touch!
Dates: 10 - 15 April 2023
Join us in celebrating Youth Week WA 2023 with a series of activities and workshops which allow young people to explore and embrace their own identity, as well as grow their awareness of others’ lives, their differences, similarities, cultural links, and heritage, to strengthen the connection between residents living in our local community.
This year's theme is 'Becoming with Others We Dream' This year, we celebrate flourishing both individually and with our community, with a focus on how we can dream ourselves a better world, and then use our skills, love, care, and knowledge to bring others up with us to help realise it.
Week is a week-long calendar of content, and covers videos, resources and
information from a wide range of sources.
The week-long calendar was showcased on Facebook @cityofkalamundayouth, Instagram
@kalayouthservices and here on the website and is available for students and community members alike.
Find out more on what was scheduled for the week
Dates: 9 - 16 April 2022
Join us in celebrating Youth Week WA 2022!
This year's theme is 'Courage to Change' and will be focused on sustainability and building an eco-focused future together.
Find out more about the events and activities here
In 2019, WA Youth Week ran during the April School Holidays from 13th to 20 April. It was part of a state-wide celebration of young people aged 12-25. Below is a description of the event which was held on 17 April 2019.
Theme: Nurture the Now!
Date: 17 April 2019Time: 11am-2pmLocation: Kostera Oval, Kalamunda
Come down for a jam-packed, fun day out! Have a go at new sports, create art, interact with youth organisations and develop some new skills! Featuring inflatables, art workshops, different sporting clubs including hockey, kickboxing, little athletics
and football, DJ, yoga, ‘Act, Belong Commit’, cahoots and a youth action Kalamunda zone!
This year’s theme is about accepting yourself and nurturing who you are at this very point in time, celebrating today’s achievements rather than always looking towards future goals. This festival will encourage young people to interact
with new people, engage with supportive youth organisations, trial new sports and arts to gain new skills, and will feature games, music and inflatables for everyone to have fun!
In 2019, we ran a great program called the Drug Aware Torchlight Youth Film Festival! Below is a description of the program
Calling film makers of all skill levels! Share your creativity and vision in a film no longer than 15 minutes inspired by the set theme.
Theme: Exploring Culture
During the months leading up to submission we will be sharing various links to the Drug Aware Torchlight Youth Film Festival here and via the Youth Services page Facebook page (@theinfluencecityofkalamunda).
These will include how-to videos and tips and tricks for film making.
Final Screening NightDate: TBCSee short films on the big screen! Hosted by Youth Action Kalamunda at the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre.
Young people are also encouraged to attend the film workshops during the school holidays! Learn from an industry professional all the tricks of the trade and use their equipment to do some filming. The group will be transported to two different locations
in the City of Kalamunda to get a variety of shots. This footage will be used to create a short film that will be shown at the final screening night! Use the skills you learn on these days to help shape your own short film for the competition! You’re
encouraged to attend both workshops as they cover different topics. Both are free to attend.
Day 1: 5th October 9:30am – 3:30am Venue: City of Kalamunda Administration Building, 2 Railway Road Kalamunda
Introduction to film making, overview of workshop, storyboarding and plot development, brainstorming of idea and shooting strategy. Travel to location by bus and start filming. 9:30am: – Participant arrival
Day 2: 12th October 9:30am – 3:30amVenue: City of Kalamunda Administration Building, 2 Railway Road Kalamunda
Finish filming at the second location and return to learn all about film editing and polishing off a final cut.
Theme: ‘What is Home’
Opens: 1 September | Closes: 1 November
Calling all young creatives! Create an artwork based on the theme ‘What is Home’ using the template provided and go in the running to be one of 12 artworks featured in the 2020 Youth Calendar!
This calendar will be distributed across the City of Kalamunda to the community and organizations.
Home can make us feel safe, home can make us feel love. Home can be a warm embrace with family, or a walk through the bush in the spring. Snuggling up with a tea by the fire in winter, or playing in the park with a friend.
Other ideas could include: autumn leaves in your garden, playing sport at your local recreation centre, dancing to music, baking, playing with friends, local landmarks like the Lesmurdie Falls or a café – choices are endless!
Your artwork can be anything that represents what makes you feel ‘home’, what makes you feel connected to the area you live in, what living in the City of Kalamunda means to you.
Please note your artwork will need to be scanned into an electronic format by us, so there are restrictions on what you use in your designs.
Please keep your design flat and 2-dimensional
Even if your artwork is not selected as one of the twelve, all artworks submitted will be displayed in an exhibition to the community!
Download Calendar Competition Template (PDF,
Once you have finished your design please send it through to us via any of these options:
In The Mix (ITM) is a music program for emerging young artists looking to develop their skills, collaborate with other young musicians and learn about the West Australian music industry.
The 2020 ITM project will comprise of a series of hands-on workshops aimed at helping young people explore the music production and recording process. Participants will create their own groups, learn a song and then record it with Focus Music’s
production team. In addition, students will rehearse their song toperform it at the Corymbia Festival. This will provide a variety of stimuli through which students can explore music – performing and recording - not only as a potential
career, but as a means for physical, emotional and cognitive wellbeing.
Young people aged 10-13 are welcome to apply for this program, however 14-25 year olds will be given priority when booking. We are looking for passionate musicians who are keen to learn and collaborate with other young artists. If you are a singer,
play an instrument, DJ or if you are simply interested in learning more about music then In the Mix is for you. Performers are welcome to apply as soloists, duets or bands.
Registrations for 2020 are now open.
As part of the program, there will be five music workshops held over February and March 2020 (dates TBC).
Participants will be invited to perform at an outdoor music concert on Saturday 7 March 2019 as part of the Corymbia Festival in Forrestfield. This concert will take place on an outdoor stage, with professional sound, lighting
and huge crowd supplied. To prepare participants for this big performance a mini concert will take place at Focus Music for friends and family.
Daryl from Focus Music will be running the workshops. Daryl has a strong background in performing and playing various styles such as Rock, Jazz, Funk, R&B, Reggae and Blues. His skills allow him to help musicians who find themselves in need of learning
that little missing piece of information to help them progress their playing to the next level, whatever that level may be.
Contact the Youth Team at the City of Kalamunda via: Email - email@example.comPhone - (08) 9257 9968 during business hoursFacebook: @theinfluencecityofkalamunda
Work with other young people to identify new programs or activities the City of Kalamunda could launch to help improve community safety and crime prevention.
Street basketball? New murals on streetscapes? Develop DIY skills? We want to hear all your ideas!
Our community is important to us and we want to help keep you safe and well. As such, we have decided to cancel our consultation workshop. However, online consultation is now open. Head to https://engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/youth-safety to have your say. and go into the running to win a $100 pizza voucher! Comments close 5pm, Friday 17 July 2020.
Any questions or queries can be directed to Youth Services on (08) 9257 9968 or Youth@kalamunda.wa.gov.au
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.