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Youth Development

In this section you can find out about Council's youth events, programs, services and how young people can get involved to help shape Council's projects and decision making. The City of Mitcham has a number of facilities and events that are specifically tailored for youth.  


Skate Deck Art Competition


Here is your chance to win a one of a kind brand new deck with featuring your own art work!

To coincide with National Youth Week and the April School Holidays, the City of Mitcham is running a free Skate Deck Art Competition. 

Registration is open to any young person aged 12-18 years who lives, works or studies within the City of Mitcham. A one of kind deck featuring the art work of the winning entrant from both the 12-15 years and 16-18 years age categories will be produced by Elan Skateboards. Second and third place getters will also be rewarded with Da Klinic store vouchers on offer. 

All entries must be submitted using the official Skate Deck Art Competition Registration Form(1291 kb) and must be returned no later than 5 pm 22 March 2016. 

The top three place getters in each age group will be invited to attend the Youth Week Skate Park Competition to be held at the Avenue Road Reserve Skate Park, Cumberland Park, Saturday 16 April 2016 for the presentation of the skate decks and runner-up prizes. 

For more information call Council's Youth Development Officer on 8372 8869 or email

Skate Park Competition - Sat 16 April

Returning for another year of skateboard and scooter action.

Join DJ Shep and the Da Klinic crew for your chance to win a stack of prizes in numerous age categories, plenty of give-a-ways, as well as free air brush and glitter tattoos at the Avenue Road Reserve Skate Park. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase on the day, so come along and support this local community youth event. 

Under 18s must have a parent / guardian sign off on the registration prior to competing. Download a Skateboard(29 kb) or Scooter(89 kb) registration form or visit the competition registrations desk from 11 am on the day.  

Cosplay Night - Mon 18 April


Young people aged 14-17 years are encouraged to come in character costume and share their passion with like-minded young people for a fun night of Cosplay at the Mitcham Library. There are plenty of prizes on offer across a number of costume categories, including Shin Tokyo store vouchers, give-a-ways, as well as free photography, free food and refreshments and a visit from Pulp Fiction Comics. 

Registration is strictly via bookings only which can be made by contacting the Mitcham Library on 8372 8244 or email Please ensure you read the Mitcham Cosplay Rules(98 kb) before booking. 

iPad Filmmaking Workshop - Tue 19 April


Kids Camera Action will run a free one day workshop at the Mitcham Cultural Village  designed to give young people aged 8 to 13 years a better understanding of how they can get the best out of their iPad for making their home movies with family and friends. BYO iPad as what you work on in the workshop you will be able to bring home that same day.

Registration is free, however places are limited and bookings need to be made via the Kids Camera Action website

SAYarts Theatre Workshops - Wed 20 April


Ninja This! Blackwood Community Centre, 8.30 am to 10.30 am

Young people aged 8 to 12 years of age are invited to join Claire Glenn for some fun games that help professional actors hone their craft. For two hours play games that help you to think on your feet, create spatial awareness, find your voice, keep up the pace, and have fun!. Can you espace the Finger of Doom? Will you get some Applause? How good are your Typewriter Skills? Can you and the gang steal Granny's Keys? And who will be the most awesome Ninja? Guaranteed to make you laugh - sometimes even at yourself.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

Bookings can be made by email or phone 8372 8869. 

Cake Mix Theatre. Cumberland Park Community Centre, 10.30am to 4.30pm

Ever wanted to create a performance but didn't know how to begin? Come learn this fail proof "recipe" from theatre-maker and educator Nicole Allen. Over the course of a day, Nicole will provide you with the "tools" and a "list of ingredients" to help you "bake" your theatre cake. After working together to refine the group's performance, with Nicole adding some final "icing and embellishments", you will perform your piece to family and friends. Lots of fun to be had, many skills to be learned - come and make something extraordinary.

Wear comfortable clothing, bring lunch, snacks and water.

Bookings can be made by email or phone 8372 886.

Henna Hand Decoration Workshops - Thur 21 and Fri 22 April

Thursday 21 April, Mitcham Library, 2 pm to 4 pm

Friday 22 April, Blackwood Library, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Learn the fun and beautiful art of Henna hand decoration with Vanessa Rosen from Velvet Henna in this free 2 hour workshop. Henna has been used by many cultures for thousands of years to create beautiful designs on the skin for special occasions. Henna "tattoos" are non-permanent but can last for several weeks.

Open to young people aged 12-18 years.

Bookings can be made by contacting either the Mitcham Library 8372 8244 or Blackwood Library 8372 8255. 

Superhero Themed Roller Disco - Sat 23 April



Grab your cape and let your inner superhero free at a fun night of roller-skating action at the Blackwood Community Recreation Centre. Join DJ Ollie for the biggest all ages roller disco in town, with plenty of prizes for costumers, give-a-ways, games, food and drink available for purchase on the night, this event is not to be missed. 

Tickets are only $8 if pre-purchased, or $12 on the night, which also includes the hire of skates. The event is open to all ages, however children under 12 years must be supervised by an adult. For bookings or further information, please contact the Blackwood Community Recreation Centre on 8278 8833 or email

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