The City of Kalamunda provides several activites 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 Team at the City of Kalamunda via: Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: - (08) 9257 9968 during business hoursFacebook: @theinfluencecityofkalamunda
CANCELLED EVENTS: Our community is important to us and we want to help keep you safe and well.
The following events have been temporarily cancelled until further notice:
Skate Clinics | In the Mix | Barista Workshops | Careers Expo | Pizza, Pencils & Pitch Workshop We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Further information about COVID-19 can be found directly from WA Government.
Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080
Youth activities and events include:
Are you a keen writer or artist and want to have your work published in a community anthology?
Create a story, poem or digital art piece and submit it via the website for the chance to be featured in a published anthology.
Theme: 'The change'This theme is broad and can be included in your work in any way you like so long as the theme, ‘the change’ is clearly conveyed to the judging panel. This theme applies to every category of the competition
- both artworks and writing.
Prize: Being selected to have your work included and published in an anthology! This is a great opportunity for upcoming authors and artists to gain print exposure in a publication that will be distributed across the City of
Kalamunda. The top submission in each category will also receive a $25 gift voucher for a local shop or café!
Get more details including terms and condition and submit your work here
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 young 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.
Next Workshop: CANCELLED (see notice at top of page)In light of COVID-19 and in the interest of keeping our community safe and well we have decided to cancel our upcoming workshops. However, there will be opportunities in the future
to participate in these workshops so keep an eye out for more details at a later date!
Our community is important to us and we want to help keep you safe and well. As such, we have decided to cancel this years Careers Expo which was set to be held in May 2020.
Below is some general information about the previous Kalamunda Careers Expo's. Keep an eye on this page for future Kalamunda Careers Expo dates.
The Kalamunda Careers Expo is designed to aid students, young adults, job-seekers and career changers of all ages to make informed decisions about their future careers. It provides an opportunity for young people to get information about different
career pathways from training centres such as TAFE, universities, employment agencies or specialised institutes of training. This event allows students to speak directly to the organisations they are interested in and gain specific knowledge about
the programs and courses they run.
This event partners with local high schools in the City of Kalamunda, providing a targeted approach to students, including an exciting motivational speaker to spark the student’s imagination before entering the Expo. The event is also open to anyone,
who is seeking career advice for themselves or their children.
This is a free event for participants and exhibitors. Schools will need to arrange transport.
Our community is important to us and we want to help keep you safe and well. Skate parks are currently closed due to COVID-19 and as such all upcoming skate clinics and Ramp it Up Sk8 Series events have been cancelled. Keep an eye on this page for more information about future skatepark events.
The Ramp It Up Sk8 Series are free skate, scooter and BMX clinics held at Kalamunda, High Wycombe & Forrestfield Skate parks. These clinics feature three experts from Freestyle Now who
specialise in scootering, skateboarding and riding BMX and are equipped to teach you all the tips, tricks and skills you'll need to know.
The clinics are open to anyone! From beginners still trying to find their feet, to experts perfecting their skills. No sign up is required, participants are welcome to turn up on the day with their boards, bikes and scooters, ready to jump in on the action.
Location: Fleming Reserve, High Wycombe
Have you ever wanted to learn how to skateboard? Now you can!
The expert team from Skateboarding WA will show you all the tricks to skateboarding for the first time! This Clinic is suitable for all ages and all skill levels including first time beginners,
children, teenagers and adults.No skateboard? No worries. All skateboards, wrist guards & helmets are provided at the Skateboarding WA Clinics
Bookings are required. Please note that participants under 18 require parent / guardian signature on registration form.
‘Ramp It Up’ is a day of thrilling skateboarding, scootering and BMX riding in the City of Kalamunda. This event is huge! Hosted by pro skate and BMX group Freestyle Now with BMX
and skate stunts, demos and competitions occurring throughout the day. Ramp it Up is open to all skate park users including scooters, BMX rides and skateboarders. The competition is open to all ages/skill levels, with loads of prizes to be given away.
Ramp It Up is a smoke, drug and alcohol free event.
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:
Next Young Artist Awards scheduled to be held in 2021
Note: 2018 applications are now closed. [read about 2018 prize winners here]Details below is for information only
The City of Kalamunda is committed to fostering the talents and artistic pursuits of young people in the region. This commitment is supported through the presentation of the Young Artist Awards – Kalamunda.
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.
The theme of the 2018 Young Artist Awards – Kalamunda was Illuminate - Djoondal Djoomba.
This theme has a twofold meaning. Illuminate relates to space; time; the future of young people, bringing light to young people, and shining bright, and positive mental health. Djoondal Djoomba was inspired by the 'Carers of Everything' Nyoongar Dreamtime
story of country, which is about the star woman and spirits coming from darkness to light.
Please note: The theme is not compulsory, however there is an award for Best Interpretation of Theme. Your work may reflect the theme, or it can be completely inspired by something else.
Main prize of $500 and a total prize pool of $1,500.
If you are aged between 10 and 25 years and live, work, volunteer, study or visit the City of Kalamunda we invite you to submit your art.
Art forms eligible for the Young Artist Awards – Kalamunda include:
All 2D work (drawing, painting, photography, ect) must be framed (or mounted on a board) and ready to hang:
All artwork must be clearly labelled with the artist’s name, phone number and artwork title attached to the back of the work.
Do you need some extra help getting your artwork ready to hang in the Young Artist Awards? Would you like to learn how to best present your work to maximise its impact and appeal in a Gallery setting?
Then you need to come along to the City of Kalamunda’s free workshop Getting Your Work Exhibition Ready.Location: Zig Zag Cultural Gallery, 50 Railway Road, KalamundaDate: Thursday, 9 August 4pm - 5pmThis workshop will be facilitated by the City’s Event & Gallery Coordinator Marilyn Keys. Marilyn has over two decades experience working with artists and curating exhibitions, and she is keen to share her knowledge with our community’s
emerging young creatives.
Young people entering the Awards as well as their families and/or friends are welcome to attend this free workshop. To register for the workshop, email email@example.com, or call
(08) 9257 9968
Please refer to our Competition Guidelines.Applications for the 2018 Young Artist Awards closed on 5pm Wednesday, 8th August 2018.
Artwork must be:
The Young Artist Awards are judged by a panel of three professionals, including a representation from the City of Kalamunda’s Arts Advisory Committee.
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. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. There will also be live music courtesy of the talented senior band from Focus Music.
* Please note, as this is an all-ages event, the exhibition opening night will be alcohol free.
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.
Download the In The Mix 2020 Flyer.
Contact the Youth Team at the City of Kalamunda via: Email - firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone - (08) 9257 9968 during business hoursFacebook: @theinfluencecityofkalamunda
Complete the application form
Our community is important to us and we want to help keep you safe and well. As such, all Youth Week WA events have been cancelled until further notice.
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!
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!
Where did the magic come from? 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.
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
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
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
see all the City's upcoming events here