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

Youth Development

Youth activities

  • Spray the Grey Youth Festival
  • Banners in the Terrace School 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

Youth-Friendly Communities

WHAT MATTERS TO YOU YOUTH SURVEY & phone appTeam App - Youth

The Shire of Dandaragan is committed to creating youth-friendly communities around our Shire.  We are currently developing a Youth Plan with input from young people from around the Shire.  One element of this is the What Matters To You Youth Survey.  Completing this survey will help us to better understand the needs and aspirations of  young people in our Community.  Please encourage your friends to complete the survey and download our youth app to keep up to date with everything youth that is happening in the Shire of Dandaragan. We are aiming for this plan to be a plan for young people by young people.

Instructions on how to install the Shire Of Dandaragan Youth App on your smartphone or tablet, and how to complete the survey are available here


Spray the Grey is the Shire of Dandaragan's free annual festival for young people.  

In 2017, our main sponsors are Healthway's Drug Aware message and Lotterywest

Keep up to date at the Spray the Grey Youth Festival Facebook page here.

Western Australia Young Achiever Awards - Now Open

Do you know an amazing young achiever?

 Nominations for the Western Australian Young Achiever Awards are now open. Why not nominate a young person you know who is achieving great results or who is actively involved in the local or broader community. You could make the world of difference to a young person’s confidence through a nomination and inspire them to continue their good work.

 Nominations are being sought throughout Western Australia until the 13th January 2017 in the following categories:

The Coffee Clubs Arts and Fashion Award
SDERA Health and Wellbeing Award
WFI Insurance Small Business Achiever Award
Scott Print Environment and Sustainability Award
Surge Fitness Sports Award
Catholic Education Western Australia Young Leadership Award
Awards Australia Community Service and Volunteering Award
WAFarmers and Rural Bank Agriculture Award

The Western Australian Young Achiever Awards will culminate with a Gala Presentation Dinner held at the Pan Pacific Perth on the 12th May 2017 with 300 guests expected.

Category winners will each receive $2,000 and a magnificent trophy. One of the eight category winners will be chosen as the Western Australian Young Achiever of the Year and will win an additional $2,000 and a state trophy.

 Nominations are made online here  

Everyone that submits a nomination will go into the draw for a $200 voucher from The Coffee Club.

 For more information, contact the Awards Office on 9201 1155 or email:


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 

Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Scholarship

The Shire of Dandaragan invites local Youth 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 addressed to the Chief Executive Officer 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 open now. Download the Leeuwin Scholarship Information Pack, Leeuwin Scholarship Application form, and Leeuwin Voyage Program 2017 information by clicking on the links.

If you have any questions please contact Michelle Perkins, Community Development Officer, at the Shire of Dandaragan on 9652 0800.  More information is also available at:


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:

Mandi Young (Coordinator) 0438 564 401

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:




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