Youth Plan

The City has developed its first ever Youth Plan, adopted by Council on Tuesday 22 March, following feedback received from participants at the end of 2021.  

With one in five of the City’s residents aged between 10 and 25, the Youth Plan provides a clear direction for service delivery, events and programs for young people for 2021-2026.

The Youth Plan is about making sure young people feel connected with their community and ensuring we offer the kind of events, services and programs they want to see. And with one in five residents aged between 10-25, it’s important that the youth perspective is part of the City’s vision and planning.

In April/May 2021 we asked people aged 10-25 years who live, work, study, play sport or visit the City, as well as their parents and guardians/caregivers to share their thoughts. The draft Youth Plan was then created using this feedback in partnership with the South Perth Youth Network (SPYN) and Youth Advisory Council of Western Australia (YACWA) .

The four key priorities to work on with young people over the next five years:

  1. Further develop our youth programs and events
  2. Improve our facilities and places for young people
  3. Improve our communications and engagement with young people
  4. Provide opportunities for young people to develop their capacity and skills

Are you between 12 and 25 years old and keen to make some new friends, learn new skills, and make an impact on your local community?

Apply today to join the South Perth Youth Network (SPYN).

Apply to join SPYN

News Listings

March 2024

Youth Week set to soar this year

News Update 28 March 2024

The City of South Perth joins the WA Government to celebrate Youth Week WA from 5 to 12 April.


Como welcomes Sounds of Bunuru this weekend

Event 19 March 2024

This weekend's Sounds of Bunuru is set to enchant and delight Como residents and visitors alike.

Event South Perth Sounds Youth
February 2024

Sounds of Bunuru Mini Maker’s Markets EOI

News Update 12 February 2024

The City of South Perth is currently seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from young people looking to showcase their talents and expand their small business’ reach as a Mini Maker's Market stallholder at this year's Sounds of Bunuru.

Event Youth
September 2023

Opportunity for young change makers to join South Perth Youth Network

Media Release 6 September 2023

Become a member of the South Perth Youth Network and help to make the City an even better place for 12-to 25-year-olds to live and visit.

June 2023

Students showcase public speaking skills at Speak With Confidence Awards

Media Release 29 June 2023

Students participating in the 2023 Speak with Confidence Awards chose their own topics and wrote their speeches, which they presented to a panel of four judges from Toastmasters International.

August 2022

City launches first Youth Plan

News Update 16 August 2022

The City marked International Youth Day with the official launch of its first ever Youth Plan.

April 2022

Youth Week wrap-up and survey

News Update 20 April 2022

The City's Youth Week events were a big success and participants are now invited to share their feedback.


City empowers future leaders through Youth Week

Media Release 6 April 2022

Celebrate WA Youth Week with a range of free, fun activities or discover how you can take a more active role in the community.

March 2022

Council endorses first Youth Plan

Media Release 31 March 2022

The first City of South Perth Youth Plan has been endorsed at the Ordinary Council meeting on Tuesday 22 March 2022.


Join the South Perth Youth Network

News Update 30 March 2022

The South Perth Youth Network (SPYN) is the City’s youth leadership team. SPYN ensures a youth perspective is part of our projects, planning and events including our first ever Youth Plan.

November 2021

City seeks feedback on first Youth Plan

Media Release 17 November 2021

The first City of South Perth Youth Plan is now open for community feedback. The draft plan will guide the delivery of services, events and programs for people aged 10 to 25 over the next five years.

April 2021

Help shape our Youth Plan

News Update 8 April 2021

We want to know what matters most to young people in our community as we develop the first City of South Perth Youth Plan.