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For youth

The City of Subiaco develops projects with and for young people in response to the needs and interests of our community. 


AmpFest is an original music program that provides an opportunity for young musicians to showcase their talents and gain experience. It’s aimed at helping bands to develop their skills and pursue their musical careers, plus the opportunity to play at an all-ages show.

The 2016 AmpFest was held at the Little Wing Corner Gallery on Sunday 10 April. Congratulations to the 2016 AmpFest bands: Sydnee Carter, Desert Sonnes, Small Town Heroes, Red Moon and Sly Withers. 

For more information visit the AmpFest website.

Youth busking and street entertainment

Would you like to showcase your talents in the Subiaco Town Centre? Why not apply to do some busking!Busking-Poster-male-web.jpg
Busking involves providing entertainment in various forms such as dancing, singing, miming, puppetry, playing an instrument or reciting in a public place for voluntary donations. This could be a great way to develop your confidence and skills in performance, while earning yourself some extra cash. 

You can easily adapt your busking hours to be flexible and fit around your existing work or study commitments. There is no cost for an application to busk within the City of Subiaco, however all street entertainers must apply for a permit and make sure to remain within the guidelines. To apply, download a copy of the form below and return it to the city.

Find out the answers to frequently asked questions by downloading the busking and street entertainment fact sheet. If you have any questions or need assistance with your application, please contact the city’s Youth Officer on 9237 9222 or



The city coordinates several youth participation awards throughout the year. Whatever your skills may be – education, community services or the arts – the city provides an avenue for your talents to be recognised. Our awards include:

Visit the individual award pages for more information and to find out how to enter.

National Youth Week

National Youth Week is the largest celebration of young people on the Australian youth calendar - thousands of young people aged 12 to 25 from all around Australia get involved. The week provides an opportunity for young people to express their ideas, showcase their talents, have their voices heard on issues that affect their lives, celebrate their positive contribution to the community and have fun!

The city’s 2016 National Youth Week Event, Spotlight on Subi, was held on Monday 11 April. This event recognised and celebrated the thirty-seven young people who have received Youth Achievement grants over the past twelve months. A celebration evening was held at the Subiaco Library and guests heard from three of the Youth Achievement Grant recipients who spoke about their experiences on stage.

Race around Subi

Registrations for Race Around Subi 2017 have now closed.Web-(1).jpg

Race around Subi is an event organised by the Subi Voice of Youth (SVY) that happens every two years. To see what the event is all about check out the video from the 2015 event. (Thank you to the awesome videographer, Keren Schlink). To check out photos from the 2015 Race, please click here.

Skate workshops

In conjunction with Skateboarding WA (SBWA), the city hosts various skate clinics throughout the year. All workshops are free (helmets and boards provided) and held at the Subiaco skate park at 450 Rokeby Road.

For more information, check out the city's online events calendar.

Subi Voice of Youth (SVY)

A leadership and skills development opportunity for local young people aged twelve to twenty five. Subi Voice of Youth (SVY) is made up of a group of young people who are interested in issues facing young people in the local and broader community.

The group meets bi-monthly on the first Wednesday to organise events and initiatives, and discuss issues facing young people.

SVY welcomes new members. If you are between the ages of twelve and twenty-five, like organising events and want to ensure young people in your community have a voice, then SVY is for you.

The SVY accepts expressions of interest throughout the year. Please complete the expression of interest form and return to the city.

For more information please contact the city on (08) 9237 9222 or email

Subi Voice of Youth - Member Position Description 
Subi Voice of Youth - Expression of Interest Form 


Upskill is a skills development program delivered in partnership with Subiaco PCYC for young people aged twelve to twenty-five. A series of free workshops are held to develop both professional and personal skills, readying the city's local young people for the workforce and life in general.null

For more information, please consult the city's events calendar. Alternatively, call the city's youth officer on
6229 6635 or email

Subi Voice of Youth quiz night

Do you want to test your knowledge, have a fun night out and win some great prizes? Then get involved in Subi Voice of Youth’s sixth annual quiz night! A FREE event for people aged twelve to eighteen. You can put together your own table or meet others on the night.

The event includes six rounds of questions, free pizza and a chance to win prizes from local businesses!

To book your free tickets online visit the online booking page or for more information contact the city on or 6229 6635.

Youth Achievement Grants

Youth Achievement Grants provide young residents aged twelve to twenty-five years with the financial support to actively participate in the community, and aim to assist personal and professional development of young people in the city.
Individuals may apply for grants to assist with costs associated with participating in an event, competition or community project. Applications will be accepted all year round, however retrospective applications will not qualify.

For more information please contact the city's community development team on 9237 9222 or


Teen's book club

Subiaco library has a book club just for teens. If you're aged fourteen to eighteen years and love to read then book club is for you. The club meets every six weeks on Monday afternoons to read the latest books chosen by club members. Members receive a ten per cent discount off book club reads at Dymocks Subiaco. To join the teen's book club email Subiaco Library's Youth Library Technician or phone 9237 9316.