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.


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.

Congratulations to the 2015 AmpFest bands: Alex Brittan, Iceage Sugar, King's Justice, Mister Wold and Riley Pearce.

For more information visit the AmpFest website.

If you missed out on seeing Alex Brittan, King's Justice or Riely Pearce perform at the AmpFest gig, you can catch them at the sunset@subi concerts. Visit the concert page for more information. 

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 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. Download a copy of the street entertainment application form (PDF 198KB).

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 Youth Officer is currently planning activities to take place during  National Youth Week 2016, which will be celebrated from 8-16 April. Please watch this space for more information or contact the city’s Youth Officer on 9237 9222 or email to find out how you can get involved. 


Are you passionate about young adult books and love to talk about them with friends? Then join Papermates, Subiaco Library’s online YA (young adult) book club.

Through Papermates you can check out books that you may not have normally picked for yourself, discover new authors, share your opinions with like-minded readers and have the opportunity to attend exclusive author talks and events.

To start reading and discussing, create a Goodreads account and request to join Papermates via the groups link.

Papermates is facilitated by a member of the Subi Voice of Youth (SVY) and a Subiaco Library librarian.

For more information please contact Subiaco Library on 9222 9300.

Race around Subi

nullRace around Subi is an annual event organised by the Subi Voice of Youth (SVY).

This free, fun and challenging community event is based on the TV show The Amazing Race. Teams comprising two to six people undertake challenges at participating Subiaco businesses and local landmarks in a quest to be the first to the finish line.
The 2015 Race Around Subi was held on Saturday 7 November 9am to 1pm. The Race attracted various participants from all ages and fitness levels with the option of short and long race categories. The short course was approximately 3km in length and involved 14 check points, whilst the  long course was approximately 4.5km in length and involved an additional 6 check points. Sixty-four teams (250 people) undertook challenges at participating businesses, community organisations and landmarks before racing back to the finish line with all challenges successfully completed. Participants enjoyed a sausage sizzle after the race, and prizes were awarded to the winning teams.
To check out photos from the 2015 Race, please click here.
Race around Subi will be held again in 2016, watch this space for more details!
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.


Heading out in Subi? Pitstop is the perfect place to recharge and chill with your mates.

Pitstop is the city’s monthly non-alcoholic chill-out zone held on the second Wednesday of the month from October to March.

Grab a free slushie, get some body art done by our facepainter, listen to tunes from our monthly DJs and stay for a while before heading to the next venue.

9pm to 1am at various locations throughout the City of Subiaco. For details and locations please check the city's events calendar.

Pitstop is currently on hold however please watch this space for more information on similar initiatives by the City of Subiaco.

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 on the first Wednesday of the month 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.

SVY meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 5.00pm to 6.30pm.

For more information, or if you are interested in attending a meeting, please contact the city on (08) 9237 9222 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 fourth 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, entertainment, free pizza and a chance to win prizes from local businesses Grill’d, San Churro and Zambrero.

2015 event was a great success. It will be back again next year, stay tuned!


nullUpskill is the city's skills development program for young people aged twelve to twenty-five. A series of free montly workshops to help develop both professional and personal skills, readying the city's local young people for the workforce and life in general.

For more information, please consult the city's events calendar. Alternatively, call the city's youth officer on 9237 9222 or email

Youth Achievement Grants

The City of Subiaco supports young people aged twelve to twenty five residing in the city to achieve their goals by providing Youth Achievement Grants.

Individuals may apply for grants to assist with costs associated with participation in an event, competition or community project.

Your completed Youth Achievement Grant application form (PDF, 248KB) should be sent to the City of Subiaco, PO Box 270, Subiaco WA 6904.

Applications are assessed upon receipt and there is no closing date. However, you should submit your application as early as possible to allow adequate assessment time before your event. If you have any questions about the grants, please contact the city on 9237 9222 or email

More information can be found in the Youth Achievement Grants guidelines (PDF, 98KB).

Youth Achievement Grant applications can be submitted to