Shire of Goomalling

Youth

Goomalling has a range of facilities, groups and opportunities for people in their teens and twenties.

Goomalling Youth Zone

Local youngsters can come together in the Youth Rooms in the Town Hall on Friday nights, between 5 and 6pm for under 12s and 6.30 to 8.30pm for 12+.

Some of these nights may be at other locations depending on the activity. Check our Events Calendar to see what's coming up. The Youth Zone activities are funded by WA Police Crime Prevention Fund.

Have your say on The Panel!

The Department of Local Government and Communities (DLGC) has developed The Panel - an exciting way for you to get involved and have your say on the issues that matter to you the most.

Members of The Panel can get involved in a range of activities including online discussions, email surveys and targeted focus groups.

Registration can be done online and is entirely voluntary and you only provide your views if you wish. Topics range from climate change to body image and everything in between.  

Visit the website for more information about The Panel.

Events

Throughout the year there are plenty of grant opportunities to put on various youth events. If you have an idea for a local event, please contact our Community Development Coordinator on 9629 1101 or cdo@goomalling.wa.gov.au who may be able to help you make it happen.

Volunteer Bushfire Brigade 

Goomalling may not have Cubs, Scouts, Brownies or Girl Guides, but there are various outdoorsy and active clubs to get involved in and the Volunteer Bushfire Brigade is just one of them. Contact Robert Koch, Community Emergency Service Manager, on 0458 042 104 or Brady Anderson, Chief Bush Fire Control Officer, on 0427 291 229 for details.

Goomalling St John Ambulance

Volunteers for Goomalling St John Ambulance learn great skills and provide an invaluable service to the local community, and have even been known to go on get work as paramedics on the mines. To find out more, contact Lauren carr at the Goomalling Sub Centre on 9629 1508 or goomallingambulance@bigpond.com, or Sue Carr at the Goomalling Hospital on 9629 0100.

Places

Places to hang out include:

  • the Community Resource Centre which is making activities such as Wii and board games available.
  • the playground at the recreation ground
  • the various sporting venues including the gym and swimming pool
  • Go Cafe (as a paying customer of course!) 

Swimming Pool

Arts

Goomalling has a few arts groups that welcome new people. Community arts projects happen from time to time in Goomalling (like the Wheatbelt Wander Wall below) and if young people have ideas for projects but aren't sure how to get started, our Community Development Officer would be happy to help them along with exploring opportunities to attract grant funding that focuses on skills development.

Young artists, writers and musicians should subscribe to the Propel Youth Arts newsletter (by emailing hello@propel.org.au) to keep an eye out for opportunities such as grants, arts camps and events. Goomalling young people have participated in some of these in the past and they've had a great time, met like-minded people and learnt more about their art.

Arts

Drama

Goomalling has put on many theatrical productions in the past, and there are a few people who'd love to see it happen again. Contact our Community Development Coordinator on 9629 1101 or cdo@goomalling.wa.gov.au who can put you in touch with a few people who could help you build some momentum to get something going. 

Music

Goomalling has been home to a host of young musicians and composers. Our excellent music teacher Daphne Schell and local multi-instrumentalist / producer / composer Adam Harris are at the heart of most of the musical activity here, so contact them if you want to get in touch with other young local musos. Ask at the shire (9629 1101 or goshire@goomalling.wa.gov.au) for details.

Sport

There are heaps of sporting groups and facilities in Goomalling to choose from. If you're interested in getting a new club going, contact our Sport & Recreation Coordinator on 9629 1101 or sportrec@goomalling.wa.gov.au who may be able to help you.

Nature and the environment

The South West of Australia is one of the world's biodiversity hotspots and Goomalling is part of it. Goomalling has several reserves and a range of environmental groups that young people can make the most of. Also, visit www.natureplaywa.org.au for suggestions for outdoor adventures.

Youth Support Services Directory

Check out this directory for contacts for support groups, agencies, and what to see and do in our region. Please download the PDF Wheatbelt Youth Services Directory or contact admin@rdawheatbelt.com.au for a hard copy to be mailed to you.

Commissioner for Children and Young People

The WA Commissioner for Children and Young People's website provides organisations and the broader community with access to information concerning the wellbeing of WA’s children and young people. 

The website also includes a dedicated info section for children and young people with information, videos and publications about what children and young people in WA have been saying about important issues that affect them, and how the Commissioner has responded. This area of the website also presents young people with opportunities to participate in consultations and to share comments and feedback.