City of Subiaco - For youth
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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. 


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 every two months on Wednesdays 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 

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 visit the Youth Achievement Grants webpage.


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 further information.

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.

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 on 9237 9222 or

Race around Subi

Put a team together and get set for another thrilling adventure through the streets of Subiaco on Saturday 23 March 2019. Race around Subi is an event organised by the Subi Voice of Youth (SVY) that happens every two years.

Race Around Subi sees teams of two to six people navigate their way around Subiaco on foot, taking on challenges at participating Subiaco businesses, community organisations and local landmarks in a race to the finish line. 

Prizes will be up for grabs for the winning teams and also the best dressed team, so start planning your outfit now! 

Registrations will open at the beginning of 2019 so keep an eye out! View the events calendar for other upcoming events.

To see what the event is all about check out the video from the 2015 event. (Thank you to the awesome videographer, Keren Schlink). 

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.