Youth

Recreation and social activities

Aqualife in East Victoria Park offers classes and programs catering for babies and children from age four months right through to teens.

Leisurelife in East Victoria Park offers a variety of sport and fitness programs for children aged from two-15 years. All programs focus on enjoyment and participation and aim to develop skills and self confidence.  Leisurelife also offers a range of school holiday programs, suited for six-14 year olds.

The Town's involvement in KidSport now makes it possible for children to participate in community sport and recreation, no matter their financial circumstances.  KidSport allows eligible youth aged five-18 years to apply for financial assistance to contribute towards club fees.

The Victoria Park Library hosts a range of activities for children from Rhymetime and Storytime for babies and pre-schoolers through to year one reading programs, book clubs for primary school children and school holiday activities.

The Town regularly hosts many events and activities designed for families and youth.  If you have any queries about any of the Town's activities and services for families and youth please contact the Community Development team on 9311 8114 or email admin@vipark.wa.gov.au.

Kensington PCYC

Kensington PCYC specialises in engaging and supporting youth at risk within the local community. They work closely with government agencies and the WA Police to provide a voice for young people and build a safer community.

Kensington PCYC hosts a wide range of recreational activities:

  • Out of school care
  • Gymnastics
  • Drive to the future program
  • 5th Gear
  • Safe Space - Zone 51
  • School Holiday Program 

 For more information visit the Kensington PCYC website.

Skate facilities

McCallum Park Skate Bowl

McCallum Park is a premier location for advanced and intermediate skaters and BMX riders with the provision of the McCallum Park Skate Bowl and the fun box.

Portable skate ramps

Portable skate ramps are currently located at John Bissett Reserve, Miller St, East Victoria Park. 

Support and information

Support services for families and youth

The Town facilitates a variety of additional support services for families and youth. 

Family health

 

Health Direct Information Service, freecall 1800 022 222 (24hrs/seven days)

Princess Margaret Hospital internationally recognised paediatric facility that treats children and adolescents.

Victoria Park Child Health Centres provides parent information and developmental assessment of infants and children up to five years. 

Youth employment and training

ApprentiCentre, Department of Training and Workforce Development provide comprehensive information about traineeships and apprenticeships.

Australian Jobsearch is a one-stop shop for jobs and career information.

Centrelink provides information, advice and referral service for career guidance and counselling, resume writing, interview techniques, Austudy/Abstudy and other youth services available in the region.

Volunteering WA has an online searchable database listing hundreds of meaningful service opportunities across Western Australia to assist students to fulfil their 20-hour Community Service Program requirement. 

Youth accommodation 

Fusion Australia provides a housing service for homeless students and medium to long term accommodation for homeless youth.

Mission Services Australia provides emergency medium term accommodation for young people.

Youth Accommodation Support Service
91 Berwick Street
Victoria Park WA 6100
Tel: 9470 4080

Victoria Park Youth Accommodation Inc provides medium to long-term (six-12 months) supported independent accommodation for young people.
8 Kent Street
Victoria Park WA 6100
Tel: 9361 4118
Email: vpya@iinet.net.au

YES! Housing provides long term supported independent accommodation.
Tel: 9263 2009 or 9325 7033
Email: yeshousingduty@anglicarewa.org.au

General counselling, support and information 

Crisis Care Unit - 9223 1111
Drug and Alcohol Office - 9791 3287
Health Services - 9227 6177
Kids Help Line - 1800 55 1800
Lifeline - 13 11 14 
Relationships Australia - 1300 364 277
Sexual Assault Resource Centre - 9340 1828
Youth Focus - 9361 4222
Youth Legal Service - 9202 1688
YouthLine - 9338 2500

Sussex Street Community Law Services provides financial counselling, assistance with Ministry of Housing and private tenancy, and Centrelink benefit issues. Also has a legal service to deal with civil, family and disability discrimination laws.

29 Sussex Street
East Victoria Park WA 6101
Tel: 1800 642 971

Reach Out! is Australia’s leading online youth mental health service, open 24/7.  It inspires young people to take charge of their mental health and wellbeing, and find ways to boost their resilience and their ability to face tough situations.

Mental health services for young people in Western Australia(PDF, 416KB).