The City is dedicated to providing youth and young people with a range of opportunities to contribute and participate in their community. 

Working alongside local community groups and youth, we strive to develop a range of activities and programs to support and entertain young people.

Youth events

The City runs numerous events throughout the year that appeal to youth and young people. Visit our What's on page for a list of upcoming events and workshops.

In WA Youth Week (17-24 April 2020), additional events for youth will be promoted here.

Skate parks, BMX and scooter

The City has a variety of skate facilities to choose from.

Armadale Youth Activity Area (YAA) & Armadale Skate Park

The City's Youth Activity Area (YAA) on Orchard Avenue is always a hive of activity and entertainment, with many young people travelling from all over the region to try out the modern street-real features of the park.

Features include a skate plaza with tacos, ledges and banks, a freedom 'moon' for BMX, video wall and sound system.

Armadale YAA and skate park is located at 7 Orchard Avenue, Armadale.

Roleystone Skate Park

The Roleystone Skate Park provides local young people with a space for social interaction and physical activity. The facility also caters for the wider community through the creation of a welcoming and accessible community space.  Scooter, BMX and skateboarding continue to be popular activities and young people now have a fun and safe venue to showcase their talent.

Park features include a high quality riding facility featuring plazas, transitions, banks, hubbas, ledges and public seating.

The skate park is located at Wygonda Road, Roleystone.

Forrestdale Skate Park

The area is a fantastic hub for young people.

Park features include grind rails, quarter pipe, jump box, grindbox and bank ramps.

The skate park is located at the corner Weld Street and Armadale Road, Forrestdale.

Armadale half pipe

The half pipe is located at Reg Williams Reserve, Numulgi Street, Armadale.

Police Rangers Program

The Cecil Andrews Police Rangers program is open to all youth 12-17 years old in the area.

We meet every Wednesday from 6 till 9 pm at Cecil Andrews Senior High School and do a variety of activities including:

  • Knots and navigation
  • Bush survival
  • Road awareness
  • Basic bike repairs
  • Cultural activities
  • Developing leadership skills
  • and more.

For more information contact the Unit Coordinator, Mr. Ben Boekholt on 0432 378 815 or by email.

Career development (Armadale Aspire)

The City of Armadale's youth career development program, Armadale Aspire, is modeled on the Kwinana Industry Council's award-winning iProjects, and an annual partnership between the City, local businesses and local high schools.

Armadale Aspire is aimed at increasing job-readiness, broadening young locals’ horizons and introducing the students to the variety of diverse career opportunities within their own region.

In addition to incorporating a series of career development workshops such as resume writing and interview techniques, the Program provides industry excursions and the opportunity to meet potential employers, providing real life experience while exposing the variety of roles and industries locally.

The 2019 Aspire program has seen another successful year with 14 graduating local high school students receiving their graduation honours from the City of Armadale Mayor Henry Zelone at a function in Armadale 2 September.

Stay tune for the 2020 program details.

Armadale Youth Network

The City facilitates and chairs a network with key stakeholders who work with young people in the Armadale area.

The purpose of the Armadale Youth Network (AYN) is to develop a shared knowledge of community service provision in the area, offer support, debrief and share ideas, discuss opportunities for partnerships and share information on upcoming projects and services.

The AYN aims to improve service delivery and outcomes for the youth in our community.

If you are an organisation that works with young people in our area and would like to receive more information or join the AYN, or if you would like to connect with any of the AYN members or find out about AYN initiatives, please contact us.

Youth Street Van (Hope Community Services)

The City contracts Hope Community Services to visit a variety of places in the City of Armadale with their street van and provide youth outreach weekly.

You’ll find the Hope team and their van in a variety of public spaces across the City from Cross Park skatepark, Roleystone, Jull St Mall in Armadale to local parks, the train station and other. To find out where the team will be this week call (08) 9497 9498.

The street van, and its fantastic team, brings music, games, and fun to the streets, and is also there to offer connection, assistance and a safe place to chat for young people aged eight to 24 years who are vulnerable, disadvantaged and/or marginalised through providing information, informal counselling,referrals and connection to the great range of community organsations or activities in the local area.

Youth support services

Download the 2019 Armadale Youth Network Service Guide 2019 for a list of services located within the City of Armadale (or immediate surrounds) or servicing Armadale. The guide includes contact details and a map.

 

Following are links to other support services available to youth and young people.

Health and wellbeing related services

  • Beyond Blue: An avenue for you to find help when it feels like there is no where else to go and no one understands
  • Drug Aware: An information service that is for you and / or your family
  • Head Space: Information for young people on mental health
  • Hope Community Services: Hope Community Services provide a number of services for young people including counselling, street outreach and youth bail option programs
  • Kids Help Line: Confidential information and counselling line for young people
  • Lifeline: A 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services
  • Parkerville Children and Youth Care: Advocacy, counselling, young mums program, at risk youth and children accommodation, family therapy service, moving out moving on program
  • Sexual Health Quarters: A one stop shop for all family planning and sexual health needs and information
  • Sexual Assault Resource Centre: A resource that understands you when no one else understands
  • The Freedom Centre: A confidential information and referral centre for LGBTIQ or otherwise gender or sexuality diverse youth
  • Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia: The main body for anything to do with youth affairs and young people

Accommodation related services

  • Armadale Youth Accommodation Service: Armadale Youth Accommodation Service is a short term crisis accommodation setting that accommodates young people between the ages of 15 and 20 years. Armadale Youth Accommodation Services can accommodate males and females for a period of up to 3 months.

Career related services

  • Pay Checker: Get information on wages, salaries and conditions on all levels.

Transport related services

Page Last Reviewed 18 September 2019