Community programs and events

APRIL 2022 Youth Week Celebrations – All FREE

Wear your most colourful outfit and celebrate pride with Margi Pride and Drag Queens.
Date: Friday the 8th
Times: 3:30-5:30pm
Location: Youth Precinct

Get your groove on for a musical afternoon at the Margaret River Skatepark

Dates: Saturday the 9th
Times:  2-4pm
Location: Youth Precinct

Leave your mark and help us paint a mural onto the Zone Room sea container with local artist Stu McMillan

Dates: Monday the 11th of April
Times: 9am onwards
Location: Youth Precinct
Contact for youth week activities: James Ransley Email: jransley@amrshire.wa.gov.au

RISE programs

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River has started a youth development project for young people called RISE (Resilient Innovative Skilled Employed), free workshops, events and skills development opportunities.
For the next RISE workshop we are teaming up with Mike Dunn, from The SouthWest Studio for a 4 day FREE Visual Effects Course for Youth. This free course will give students insights into the creation of visual effects used in post production film. It will cover a wide range of topics from basic camera operation through to cutting edge filmmaking technologies such as virtual cinematography.

The course is an excellent primer for students wishing to enter the CinefestOz Cinesnaps short film competition. Access to studio and equipment can be arranged after the course for those with entries in the short film competition (https://cinefestoz.com/cinesnaps/short-film-competition/ )
Ages: 13-18 year olds
Cost: Free, only 10 places left
Contact: https://thesouthwest.studio/courses/introduction-to-visual-effects
Date: 19-22 April (2nd week of school holidays)

SAMM Fest

In November, date TBC with be an event focussed on Skating, Arts, Music and Mental Health. This is a free annual shire-run event every November in the Youth Precinct making use of the skate park.

Contact James Ransley for more information on jransley@amrshire.wa.gov.au

Youth Trainee

The trainee role is a 12-month long position filled annually by a Year 12 graduate who works with Shire staff on projects around youth development, community engagement, event planning and communications.

James Ransley is our Youth Trainee for 2022.

Raising the Vibe Festival – October 2022

Raising The Vibe will celebrate our youth – of all cultures and abilities – sharing the importance of mental health and wellbeing through music.
Cost: Free
Contact: Angela 0402 373 686
Date: 22 October 2022
Location:  Busselton Foreshore
Transport: Free buses for youth from Margaret River to Busselton and back
Needed: Volunteers for this event, youth can volunteer as well as adults!