Young PEOPLE

Young people are not only our City’s future, they are our present. We value the voice of our youth and are working hard to make our City a fun, vibrant and safe place to live and play. The City of Vincent is a great place for young people to meet with friends, have a roll at the skate park, study, attend live music, festivals and markets, and figure out their preferred coffee order. 

'What to do in Iso' Calendar

Watched too many TikTok videos? We've put together a list of all the best free or by-donation offerings on the internet locally and globally, to keep you entertained.

What is It? What's it called? When is it? Find It More Info
Music KickstART Virtual 2020 22 May - 29 May https://www.propel.org.au/kickstart-virtual-2020 A week long series of creative workshops, talks, hangouts, mindfulness and more. Including workshops by superstar musician Jacob Collier and acclaimed photographer Jarrad Seng.
Music SOTASTREAM Festival 1 Jun 2-8pm Broadcast on RTRFM, or https://www.facebook.com/events/904390006639103/  Celebrate WA Day with the incredible line of of artists on this virtual festival: Abbe May, Carla Geneve, Drapht, Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse, Methyl Ethel, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets and San Cisco
Music Sweet Oblivion Jams Free Rehearsal Space Mon-Fri 2-10pm email gigspace@ymcawa.org.au Free rehearsal and jam space at YMCA HQ Leederville for under 25yo, email to book.
Music GigsGuide Live Various dates https://gigs.guide/live Find a full calendar of live music streaming from around the world!
Music YMCA Hoops and Jams Hip Hop Sessions Fridays 3pm Instagram @ymcahq3 Tune in to Instagram Live to listen to chats with producers and artists and for get all the best industry advice
Music Lolla From the Vault Various dates https://www.lollapalooza.com/ Lollapalooza are streaming some of their best gigs from the past including iconic bands like Foo Fighters - check their website for upcoming livestream dates and times
Music Pitchfork Live Anytime https://www.youtube.com/pitchforktv 37 full lengths gigs to enjoy from the comfort of your lounge including Run the Jewels and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Music NPR Tiny Desk Concerts Anytime https://www.youtube.com/nprmusic NPR Music have a heap of unique performances recorded behind their famously tiny desk including Florence and the Machine, Harry Styles, Rex Orange County, Taylor Swift.
Music Fender Play 3 months free lessons Anytime https://try.fender.com/play/playthrough/  Get 3 months free lessons from Fender Play to learn guitar, bass or ukelele.
Music Sydney Opera House Digital Season Anytime https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/digital/season The SOH are streaming some of their best concerts, talks and shows including a show by Missy Higgins and talks with Nigella Lawson, Clementine Ford and Chelsea Manning
Music HQ TV Various dates https://www.facebook.com/pg/ymcaHQ3/events HQ TV is live streaming gigs from some of WA's best! Up next (Saturday 30 May at 1pm) are Triple J favourites Homebrand 
Music KEXP Anytime https://www.kexp.org/sessions Go way back into the archives and check out studio performances from Mac De Marco, Julia Jacklin, Courtney Barnett and Middle Kids
Music Isol-Aid Festival  Fridays and Saturdays 12-12pm Instagram @isolaidfestival A new line up each weekend, this is a digital festival with 20 minute live, pared back sets from artists across Australia and the world. You can also donate or buy merch to support Aussie Musicians - all funds raised go to not-for-profit org Support Act.
Music Afternoon Tea (live music sessions) Saturdays 3pm-5pm Instagram @pouringdreamperth www.facebook.com/pouringdreamperth Check out a new artist performing live each week
Music The Clubnotist Anytime https://www.facebook.com/Clubnotist/ Hypnotist, comedian and DJ - Fringe favourite Matt Hale uses hypnosis techniques and house music to bring you on a sonic journey. 
Arts Cirque Du Soleil Anytime https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueconnect The world's most famous circus are now offering free 60 minute online videos featuring the best bits from some of their shows
Arts Vincent Library Anytime https://library.vincent.wa.gov.au/ Access our e-catelogue including books, magazines, audiobooks and movies. Not a member? You can sign up online.
Arts  Dark Horse Free Comics Anytime https://digital.darkhorse.com/pages/246/free-dark-horse-comics  Read dozens of free online first issues including Hellboy
Arts  Comixology Anytime https://www.comixology.com/free-comics  12 free comics including X-men, Black Panther and Avengers
Arts Toko Suzuki Free Digital Portrait Tutorial Anytime https://toko-suzuki.webnode.com/free-tutorial/ A digital painting course from this amazing Sydney portrait artist
Arts  Virtual Gallery YMCA HQ Anytime https://www.facebook.com/pg/ymcaHQ3/events Every fortnight for the next few months, HQ will be hosting a virtual exhibition featuring a young local artist - check out their events page on facebook for links 
Arts Pulse Perspectives Anytime until 29 Jun https://artgallery.wa.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/pulse-perspectives-2019#Virtual-space-Tour WA's talented young artists are celebrated in this yearly showcase, gauging the pulse of young people who will influence, empower and shape the world we live in. This year, the exhibition goes virtual.
Arts Lounge Laughs by the Comedy Lounge Saturdays  https://www.comedylounge.com.au/lounge-laughs/ For just $1 you can watch a new comedy set each Saturday with all proceeds going to Comedy Lounge comedians and staff. 18+ only
Culture Noongar Language and Culture Course Anytime https://www.edx.org/course/noongar-language-and-culture Learn about culture and some basic language of the Noongar people, the original and enduring culture of the South West of Australia, including City of Vincent.
Fitness Beatty Park Online Classes Anytime Instagram @beattypark www.facebook.com/BeattyParkLeisureCentre    Free workouts, healthy recipes and tips from our Beatty Park trainers
Fitness Yoga With Adriene Anytime https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene/videos  Choose from hundreds of videos for home yoga practice that you can do whenever and wherever you like.
Fitness Les Mills Youtube Anytime https://www.youtube.com/lesmillsgroupfitness OR https://watch.lesmillsondemand.com/free-content Les Mills have a set of free workouts that you can access anytime to get your heartrate up
Fitness PopSugar Fitness Anytime https://www.youtube.com/popsugartvfit PopSugar Fitness have hundreds of free workouts including dance, HIIT, and beginner workouts that you can access anytime
Fitness, Arts and Music The Australian Ballet - Free Classes Anytime https://australianballet.com.au/event/studios If you've ever wanted to take a ballet class - now is the time! Try out their at home free classes
Gaming Gog.Com Stay at Home Free Games Anytime https://www.gog.com/partner/stay_at_home  Over 20 free classic games available to download to help you stay at home
Leadership Youth Action Leadership Lessons Anytime https://www.youthactionnet.org/videos/leadership-lessons  Check out videos and webinars by young change makers across the world to inspire you to achieve your goals
Mental Health This Way Up  Anytime https://covid19.thiswayup.org.au/  This Way Up are offering free access to all their short wellbeing courses during the COVID-19 crisis - Mindfulness, Coping with Stress, Managing Insomnia and Student Wellbeing. You can do the course on your own or have your GP or clinician supervise your progress. 
Mental Health  Helping Minds Various dates https://helpingminds.org.au/online/  Webinars for mental health and wellbeing including specific workshops for teens
Mental Health, Online Courses A Stitch in Time Mental Health Education  Anytime astitchintime.org.au  A one hour course to help you 
Online Courses Microsoft 365 Training Anytime https://support.office.com/office-training-center Free short courses in word, excel, powerpoint and other Microsoft programs, super handy for updating your resume and getting job ready
Online Courses Edx Anytime edx.org Hundreds of free short courses from Universities across the world that can be done at your own pace. 
Online Courses DuoLingo Anytime Mobile App DuoLingo A free app that allows you to learn any language, at your own pace.
Online Courses Voices of Social Change Anytime https://www.coursera.org/learn/voicesofsocialchange/  Voices of Social Change is a free online short course co-designed and delivered by eight young social entrepreneurs. Follow in the footsteps of these young change-makers who had an idea, a desire to make an impact, and converted that into real-world change. 
Online Courses Coursera Anytime https://www.coursera.org/  Hundreds of free short courses from Universities across the world that can be done at your own pace. 
Online Courses Masterclass Live Anytime https://www.youtube.com/masterclass Masterclass have released a free 'live' series that you can stream on youtube, including Q&A's with Bobbi Brown, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Dan Brown
Online Courses, Arts and Music Skill Share Anytime Skillshare.com Workshops and online tutorials for the arts including fine arts, music, writing, animation and design as well as classes in marketing, leadership and entreprenuership, lifestyle and productivity
Online Courses, Leadership Passport to Success Traveller Anytime https://www.passporttosuccess.org/pts-traveler  A fun game based e-course developed by the International Youth Foundation to support people aged 16-24 in developing work readiness skills


Youth Action Plan

We’re in the process of developing our first Youth action Plan which will guide Council in its work with young people, youth service providers and the broader community to build a youth friendly city that meets the needs of our 12-25 year olds. If you want to find out more, check our Youth Action Plan page for updates. 

Youth Services

There are a range of different services and activities throughout the City for youth. From recreational facilities to counselling services and health and wellbeing support.

Recreation services

Beatty Park Leisure Centre

BOOM Radio 

Leederville Skate Park

Library and History Centre

YMCA HQ Leederville

Health and Wellbeing support services

Passages Youth Engagement Hub

Foyer Oxford

YMCA

Headspace

Constable Care Child Safety Foundation

Education and opportunity

High Schools and Tertiary Colleges

Vincent Youth Network

Secondary school students learn at home resources (during COVID-19)

Youth Events and Activities

It’s important that our youth have opportunities to engage in fun and / or educational activities. As well as hosting a number of events with a youth focus throughout the year, we are also proud to partner, sponsor and support many Youth Events within the City. For what's on check out our events calendar.  Opportunities to participate in broader youth initiatives also exist through forums like TEDxYouth@Perth.

Check out ‘Your Call’ - interactive ‘choose your own ending’ films that let young people engage with risky topics and explore consequences in a safe environment

Competitions

‘It’s your call’  short film competition - Throw your hat in the ring for this great short film competition for WA students aged 12-18 years. You could share in a prize pack worth up to $6,000 AND have your film screened at the ECU/WA Screen Academy!

Get Involved

Have you got ideas or suggestions on how the City can support you to be the best you can be? We'd love to hear from you - email your thoughts, feedback and ideas through to Community.Partnerships@vincent.wa.gov.au.