The Shire of Dandaragan aims to support and develop youth by activities and services developed/supported by the Community Development team.

Youth Plan 

The Shire of Dandaragan has been working with young people since late 2016 to develop the first Youth Plan for the Shire.

Over 2016-2017, we consulted with hundreds of young people around our four towns to determine how they would like the Shire to support and work with them.  This Youth Plan is the result of that consultation and was written after identifying the interests, issues and aspirations of young people around the Shire.

To view the Youth Plan, click here.

To view the  Youth Plan Appendix A (Action Plan), click here.

Youth Development

Youth activities

  • Youth Advisory Committee
  • Spray the Grey Youth Festival
  • shoWcAse IN PIXELS Banner Competition
  • Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Scholarship
  • Kidsport

youth spaces

  • Jurien Bay Skate Park - Weld Park
  • Cervantes Skate Ramp - adjacent to Cervantes oval
  • Badgingarra Skate Ramp - adjacent to tennis court
  • Jurien Bay Youth Group - Jurien Bay Town Hall

Youth-Friendly Communities


Spray the Grey is the Shire of Dandaragan's free annual festival for young people held on the foreshore in Jurien Bay.  

After the success of our 2019 festival, we have already scheduled our 2020 event for Wednesday 8 April during the school holidays.  Keep up to date at the Shire of Dandaragan Youth page here.

Spray the Grey Youth Festival 2018

Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Scholarship

The Shire of Dandaragan invites young people in the Shire to apply for the Shire of Dandaragan Leeuwin Scholarship.  The Shire of Dandaragan Leeuwin Scholarship assists with funding towards passage on a Leeuwin Ocean Adventure for one recipient. 

The Leeuwin operates under the principle of "challenge by choice” - the level of the challenge is up to each individual. 27 yeaLeeuwin Ocean Adventurers of operation clearly demonstrates that the more each participant is willing to challenge themselves, the more they take away from the experience. There is a voyage to suit everyone, from Youth Explorer, Adult Adventure or Ultimate Challenge Voyages to Daylight and Twilight Sails and Corporate and Private Charters.

Our mission is to challenge and inspire young people to realise their personal potential and make a positive contribution to the wider community, through the unique medium of a tall sailing ship.

If you or your parents live within the Shire of Dandaragan and you are between the ages of 15 – 18 years we would like to hear from you.  Take up the challenge and make an application for a personal development program on board the Sail Ship “Leeuwin”.

A written application is required of applicants, outlining what they feel they could receive from the experience.  A letter of support from a community organisation included with the application will also assist in the selection process.

Applications are now open for the 2019 scholarship.

Download Shire of Dandaragan Leeuwin Information Pack/Scholarship Application

For more information about the Youth Explorer voyage dates, go to

If you have any questions please contact Michelle Perkins, Community Development Officer, at the Shire of Dandaragan on 9652 0800.  


Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

The Shire of Dandaragan's Youth Advisory Council (YAC) will play an important role in advising the community development team on projects and issues that are relevant to young people across our Shire.  The YAC will discuss, evaluate and take action on issues and ideas that come directly from young people themselves.

We aim for the YAC to take an active role in planning and assisting with our annual Spray the Grey Youth Festival, with the them of increasing fun, participation and vibrancy for young people in the Shire.

Membership of the YAC is open to all young people between the ages of 12 and 24 residing in the Shire of Dandaragan.  We encourage young people from diverse ages, backgrounds and life experiences who want to become involved in making a difference and having their ideas and opinions heard to get in contact with our community development officer on 9652 0800 or email

Meetings are now held on the first Friday of every month to ensure the community development team is well-informed of any ideas, concerns or feedback regarding local youth issues, projects or events.  Meetings will be rotated in different towns across the Shire.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in joining the Shire of Dandaragan YAC, please contact us.  We'd love to tell you more and hear your ideas.


ShoWcAse IN PIXELS is the annual exhibition of artworks from local governments around Western Australia.  Previously know as Banners in the Terrace, our local schools have the opportunity each year to work with our community development team to create and enter their own banner into the exhibition.

The physical banners were traditionally hung on the poles along St Georges Terrace.  This year, WALGA has given schools the opportunity to display the artworks in a new format and venue - on the 45 metre high iconic digital tower in the heart of Yagan Square in Perth.  This new format means artists are no longer restricted to PVC canvas and are encouraged to be as creative as they can.

In 2019, Dandaragan Primary School will be displaying their digital design in the competition.


KidSport enables Western Australian children to participate in community sport and recreation, no matter their financial circumstances.

Eligible youth aged 5–18 years can apply for financial assistance to contribute towards club fees.

Fees will go directly to the registered KidSport clubs through their participating local government.

While the primary objective of KidSport is to ensure all Western Australian children can participate in sport and recreation clubs, its secondary objective is to engage these children and their families in the community.

The deadline for Clubs to register to be a part of KidSport has now been extended to 31 March annually.

Clubs must register and update their details online. Parents can apply online for Kidsport Vouchers.  

Contact your Club, or Shire of Dandaragan Club Development Officer Tony O'Gorman at or 9652 0800, for more information.

Download Kidsport Brochure

Download Kidsport Application 

Youth Services

Jurien Bay Youth Group

The Jurien Bay Youth Group is open on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 3.30 to 5pm during school terms.  A new committee has formed and a new Strategic Business Plan has been developed to lead the group in a positive direction in the future.

The group is also looking for volunteers to assist with facilitating youth services.

For more information on the Jurien Bay Youth Group, contact:

Jessica Schulze (Coordinator) 0407 420 126

Darren Slyns (President)  0407 420 126


What is eheadspace?

headspace supports young people aged 12 to 25 years who are going through a tough time, as well as their families and friends.

eheadspace is an online and telephone service that can support young people who don't currently access a centre because of distance, not comfortable with face-toface support or just prefer this way of chatting.

How can eheadspace help?

  • It's a safe place and it's free*.  If you want to save your credit, they can call you.  Just leave a message or email and they will get back to you.     *All eheadspace online services are free but if you call 1800 650 890 from a mobile phonenormal call charges apply


  • You might use eheadspace if you need advice, if your feeling isolated or worried, are unsure of what help you need or just want to talk things through.  Headspace want you to get the help you need.


  • You can access eheadspace anywhere in Australia via:

                Web chat at

                Calling 1800 650 890

                Emailing or visiting

  • eheadspace web chat and telephone support is available 7 days a week, 9am - 1am Eastern Standard Time (AEST), but you can email anytime.  Headspace will try to respond as quickly as possible.

Kids Helpline

Having a tough time and need someone to talk to right now? Kids Helpline is a private and confidential telephone and online counselling service for young people aged from 5 to 25 years.  You can call anytime, for any reason.

To talk to somebody about anything that is going on in your life:




Last modified: 01/07/2019 05:01 PM