Youth Centre and services
The Shire of Derby/ West Kimberley has an ongoing commitment to working with young people, their families, government and community agencies to foster youth friendly communities that promote the health and wellbeing of young people.
To this end, the Shire considers itself to be both a provider and facilitator of youth services in Derby. Its primary services are provided through the Derby Youth Centre along with a number of recreational facilities such as basketball courts, swimming pool and the skate park which are also utilised by youth in the area. The youth services coordinator chairs the monthly Derby Youth Network meetings and is involved in collaborative work with stakeholders and partners.
School Holiday Programs: 30 September - 11 October 2019
Derby Youth Centre
The Youth Centre is located on Hardman Street and is open Monday – Friday 2:00pm – 6:00pm.
Our focus is on developing opportunities for innovative, safe, youth-oriented recreation, leisure and cultural activities.
We also offer help to young people with complex needs around issues such as drugs and alcohol, relationships, mental health and abuse. Youth workers can respond to individual crises and offer referral to relevant services.
The Youth Centre offers a comprehensive school holiday program as well as structured activities during term time such as sporting competitions, arts and crafts, music and healthy eating. The centre is equipped with a kitchen, skate park, basketball court, computers, pool table, table tennis table and video games.
For program details contact the Shire at 9191 0999.
Derby Youth Network
The Derby Youth Network meets monthly to discuss and collaborate on local youth issues.
Derby Youth Advisory Council
The Derby Youth Advisory Council is run by young people for young people. YAC members develop leadership skills and make a positive impact on the community through planning and running youth led events. The YAC informs local and state governments and gives a voice to young people on local issues that affect them.
Fitzroy Crossing youth services are delivered by Garnduwa Amboorny Wirnan. For program information contact 08 9191 5358.