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.  

National Youth Week 2015 - 'It Starts With Us'

National Youth Week, a joint initiative between the Commonwealth, State, Territory and Local Government, is Australia's largest celebration of young people.

To help celebrate, the City of Mitcham has planned a featured packed week of free and low cost activities during the April school holidays. 

Saturday 11 April - Skate Park Competition


Time: 12 pm to 3 pm
Location: Avenue Road Reserve Skate Park, Cumberland Park
Cost: Free registration, airbrush artist and glitter tattoos
Age: Competitors must be at least six years of age or over
Details: Skate and Scooter competition with multiple age categories, heaps of prizes and give-a-ways from Da Klinic, live DJ and pro rider judges. Food and drink will be on sale thanks to the 1st Centennial Sea Scouts
Registration: Download a Skate Registration(17 kb), Scooter Registration(17 kb) or pick up a form on the day from 11 am at the officials desk. Please note that competitors under the age of 18 years must have a parent / guardian sign off on the conditions of participation.

Monday 13 April - Cosplay Night


Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
Location: Mitcham Library, 154 Belair Road, Hawthorn
Cost: Free. Food and drink provided
Age: Open to young people ages 12-17 years
Details: A range of prizes from Shin Tokyo and Adelaide Comics Centre will be awarded for best costumes in three main categories - Handmade, Half-made and Bought costumes. Plus plenty of games, give-a-ways and free photographs.
Registration: Attendance via pre-registration only, restricted to 12-17 year olds. Limited places are available so please book early to avoid disappointment. Phone the Mitcham Library on 8372 8244 or email

Tuesday 14 April - BMX Skills Clinic

Time: 10.30 am to 12 pm
Location: Karinya Reserve Skate Park, Eden Hills
Cost: Free
Age: Open to young people ages 10-18 years
Details: .Improve your riding skills with trick tips from pro rider Ryan Lloyd. There will be heaps of give-a-ways from Little Black Bike, so make sure you book your place to this invaluable workshop
Registration:Attendance via registration only. Download a BMX Skills Clinic Registration(59 kb) and return completed form to 5pm Friday 10 April 2015.

Wednesday 15 April - Introduction to Filmaking Workshop


Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Location: Mitcham Cultural Village, 103 Princes Road, Mitcham
Cost: Free. Lunch and snacks also provided
Age: Open to young people ages 8-16 years
Details: The team from Kids Camera Action will hlep students learn the basics of what it takes to make a film and then create their own one-shot film with their group.
Registration:Via the Kids Camera Action website. Registrations close on Wednesday 1 April 2015 and places are strictly limited.

 Thursday 16 and Friday 17 April - Circus Skills Workshop

Thursday 16 April9.30 am to 11 am, Blackwood Community Centre, 4 Young Street, Blackwood
Friday 17 April10.30 am to 12 pm, Hawthorn Community Centre, 5 Frimley Grove, Hawthorn
Cost: Free
Age: Open to young people ages 8-16 years
Details: Join professional circus entertainers from Circus Elements to learn juggling, plate spinning, flower sticks, stick balancing, hand held stilts and hula hoops.
Registration: Limited places available so please ensure you book early to avoid missing out. Email or phone 8372 8869 to register.

Saturday 18 April - Superhero Themed Roller Disco


Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Location: Blackwood Community Recreation Centre, 1 Northcote Road, Eden Hills
Cost: Tickets only $5 if pre-purchased or $10 at the door on the night. Ticket price includes hire of skates.
Age: Open to all ages, so bring the whole family along. Please note that children under 12 years of age must be supervised by an adult.
Details: Come dressed as your favourite Superhero (or Villain) and join in the fun with heaps of prizes and give-a-ways on offer, plenty of games and great music thanks to DJ Ollie. Food and drink will be available for purchase on the night.


To purchase tickets or for further enquiries about this event, please contact the Blackwood Community Recreation Centre on 8278 8833, email, or visit their website.
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