Youth events and activities

RYC Glow Event 2023

Programs and events

Our youth events, programs and services focus on building resilience in young people, supporting young people to achieve their aspirations and celebrating the positive contribution that young people make in the community.

For more information on any of our programs and services, please contact us on 9591 0836 or at youthcentre@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

What's happening

Term programs

As always, the Rockingham Youth Centre team runs activities and programs during school terms through the year.

Check out our term 2 program for 2024 using the link below. All your favourites are there like Rockin' Jams, Hangout, Game Club, She/Her and more.

As registrations are essential for most programs and activities, please contact the Youth Centre on 9591 0836 or email youthcentre@rockingham.wa.gov.au for further information. 

GLOW - Enchanted Forest

Glow in green neon light text with a forest background.Get excited for Rockingham Youth Centre's second annual Pride event - GLOW. 

This year's them is Enchanted Forest. Dress up, embrace your creativity and join us for an unforgettable evening celebrating all abilities, cultures and orientations. Express yourself, dress to impress, and embrace the wonder. 

Suitable for ages 14 - 24  years. There'll be enchanting activities such as dancing, music, competitions, performers, prizes, crafts, karaoke, food and much more! 

Registrations essential. Book now before spots fill up. 

For more information visit @RockinghamYouthCentre on Instagram, email youthcentre@rockingham.wa.gov.au or call 9591 0836.

Register now

April School Holiday Program

Looking for something to do this school holidays? Head on down to the Rockingham Youth Centre.

Check out the flyer below for details or head to our What’s On events calendar. Programs include a Gaming Day, cooking and nutrition workshop, a candle making workshop, plus much more.

As registrations are essential for most programs and activities, please contact the Youth Centre on 9591 0836 or email youthcentre@rockingham.wa.gov.au for further information. 

Skatepark Series

Skateboarder performing at a competition in a bowl.Join us in the April school holidays for the last events in our 2023/2024 Skatepark series at Cooloongup Skate Park, corner Grange Drive and Willmott Drive, Cooloongup. Events and clinics are suitable for riders of all ages and of all skill levels. Registrations through Freestyle Now's Event page or on the day.

Skate, Scooter and BMX Clinic

  • Wednesday 10 April
  • 4pm-6pm
  • Cooloongup Skate Park

She/Her Skate, Scooter and BMX Clinic

  • Thursday 11 April
  • 1pm-3pm
  • Cooloongup Skate Park

Rollerskating Clinic

  • Thursday 11 April
  • 4pm-6pm
  • Cooloongup Skate Park

All Discipline Competition

  • Friday 12 April
  • 12pm-5pm
  • Cooloongup Skate Park

 

The Rockingham Skatepark Series at Cooloongup is part of the Rockingham Youth Centre’s April Holiday program of events in 2024.

For more information on Rockingham Youth Centre programs and events visit Rockingham Youth Centre or contact them via:

pridespace

Pridespacepridespace is a safe social support, welcoming young people, within the LGBTQIA+ community.

The groups are all about getting together, building friendships, asking questions and having fun.

pridespace is on in weeks 1, 5 and 9 of each school term. No bookings required.

  • 12-17 years | 4pm-5.30pm

For more information, see flyers below or please call Rockingham Youth Centre on 9591 0836 or email youthcentre@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Youth Beach Party
Youth Beach Party 2023 friend group photo Youth Beach Party 2023 friend group photo

The City hosts the annual Youth Beach Party in January for young people aged 12 – 18 years.

This year's event was held on 17 January 2024 at The Lookout on the Rockingham Foreshore where young people enjoyed activities such as a colour run, inflatables, beach volleyball, photobooth, band and DJ sets, slushies, burgers, a chill zone and heaps more.

This alcohol-free and smoke-free event is supported by City staff, youth workers and contracted security guards.

Keep an eye on the City’s Facebook and RYC's instagram page for future updates.

Breakthrough Music Competition 2023

The City of Rockingham’s annual Breakthrough Music Competition aims to showcase the talents of local aspiring musicians aged 12-24 years.

The competition provides local individuals and groups who can sing or play an instrument an opportunity to experience performing at a public place in front of an audience. The competition also provides great local exposure within the community which can result in additional performance opportunities at future events within the City of Rockingham.

person singing and playing electric guitar in front of the blue breakthrough banner person singing and playing electric guitar in front of the blue breakthrough banner

2023 competition details

Congratulations to the winners and finalists in our Breakthrough Music Competition. We had some very talented solo artists, duos, trios and bands compete for the top spot in this year's competition and the chance to win studio recording time, interviews on local radio, cash prizes and performance opportunities. 

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Street Hassle Events
  • Stockland Baldivis Shopping Centre
  • Chop Street Music Productions
  • Rotary Club of Palm Beach WA
  • Guitar World

With more to be announced soon.

For more information visit Breakthrough Music Competition 2023 or contact the Rockingham Youth Centre on 9591 0836 or email youthcentre@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Rockingham Youth Reference Group

Make a difference for young people in your community

Membership for the Rockingham Youth Reference Group (RYRG) is open to young people aged 14 – 24 who either live, attend school or work in the City of Rockingham and are interested in:

  • consultation for the City
  • event and volunteering opportunities
  • personal/professional development 
  • advocacy and leadership
  • social change.

For more information, please contact the Rockingham Youth Centre on 9591 0836.

Level Up Certified Courses and Resume Clinic

Young people on a computerLevel Up Certified Courses for 2024

Rockingham Youth Centre offers free certified courses for young people aged 12-24 years throughout the year to gain new skills and qualifications to help you succeed in the job market. 

Dates for the 2024 courses will be announced in the new year.

For more information see the flyer below or email youthcentre@rockingham.wa.gov.au or call 9591 0836.

 

Level Up Career Coaching and Resume Clinic

Need a hand to make your resume shine, prep for an interview or figure out your career plan? 

Every Wednesday afternoon the Rockingham Youth Centre career coach and professional resume writer is available to help you.

Free one-on-one appointments are available between 4pm – 6pm. This program is for young people aged 12 - 24 years.

Registrations are essential by emailing youthcentre@rockingham.wa.gov.au or calling 9591 0836.

 

Junior Council

Junior Council forms the first tier of the City of Rockingham leadership pathway for young people. The program offers two representative students from each primary school in the Rockingham area, and students attending alternative education programs, the opportunity to learn about advocacy and decision making at a local level. Junior Council 2018

Throughout the year, Junior Council delegates will learn about local government decision-making processes, debating, and most importantly, what it means to represent and advocate in their community. Junior Council is run in a similar way as the City’s Ordinary Council Meetings with Junior Councillors being asked to table motions, debate them and vote on recommendations that are presented to Council each month. Past Junior Councils have been integral in initiating key projects such as: the development of footpaths in residential areas; installation of recreational equipment in parks; waste services initiatives and other youth motivated developments within the City.

The Junior Council meets once a month from July to November each year. Students are nominated by their school principal to join the program. 

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