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Youth-Friendly Albany Plan

Following consultation with young people, the City of Albany has developed the Youth Friendly Albany Plan'.

City of Albany Youth Friendly Albany Plan 2022 – 2025

The Plan provides a solid framework for the City to contribute to a more inclusive society that values the contribution and opinion of our young people and encourages their participation in all aspects of our community.

The plan has been developed based on the priorities of young people and is focused on what is achievable in the time period. Some of the objectives are dependent on sourcing external funding if they are to be achieved.

If you have any questions or queries about the Youth Friendly Albany Plan, please contact the Community Development Team on 6820 3130 or email [email protected]

Youth Advisory Council


The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) gives Albany young people the opportunity to have a say in the community in relation to new local facilities and developments, improving the environment and renewable energy and advancing a safe and inclusive environment.

We provide a young person’s perspective to the City of Albany, State and Federal government and other agencies upon request.

We create opportunities through workshops and events that target young people, which allows for volunteering opportunities and building relationships with a range of diverse groups throughout the city.

YAC exists to assist Albany young people share their individual perspective and opinions. Through involvement in YAC young leaders of today can strengthen their skills to continue their leadership journey.


Inclusivity Logo


The Albany Youth Advisory Council led the creation of an 'Inclusivity Logo'. The logo was co-designed with young people from the YAC, Follow the Dream, Albany Secondary Education Support Centre, Karen young people, and the Under 25 Spectrum support group.

The logo aims to ensure marginalised community members feel welcomed and valued when accessing City of Albany facilities and events.

For details on the community engagement for the project, please read the Engagement Report below

Inclusivity Logo Engagement Report

City of Albany Climate Change Declaration

The City of Albany council endorsed the City of Albany Climate Change Action Declaration in October 2020.

The declaration was driven by the Albany Youth Advisory Council who presented a petition to Council with 1,000 signatures advocating for the declaration to be created and adopted.

Through a number of workshops with both YAC and the City, the declaration as developed to acknowledge the existence of climate change and that it requires immediate action.

Council have committed to seven actions in the declaration including developing emissions reduction targets, developing a climate change communications strategy and continued engagement with YAC.

Design of Youth Challenge Park

During the initial development stages of the Youth Challenge Park, YAC were consulted on the overall design on the skate park. Throughout the design process they provided feedback to the City of Albany which assisted the City in developing the final design.

Heywire Workshop Delivery

The City of Albany and Youth Advisory Council delivered a number of workshops funded by the ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants 'Greenbook' program.

The grants were designed to support local community groups to adopt, adapt and implement ideas that were developed by 37 young leaders who attended the 2020 ABC Heywire Regional Youth Summit.

Environment and climate change were just some of the most pressing issues identified at the summit facing young Australians.

The workshops funded by the grant promoted grassroots environmental activities which were filmed to create an educational resource that has been used by a number of organisations.


Do you want to make a positive impact in your community?

Join YAC today by completing this form and sending it to [email protected]

Every new member receives a FREE YAC beanie and custom shirt!


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Youth Services

Albany PCYC

The Western Australian Police and Community Youth Centres (WA PCYC) exists so that disadvantaged children and young people at risk across Western Australia have a safe place to go – somewhere they can feel at home, make friends and do things that young people should do.

Find on more on their Website

Albany Youth Support Association

AYSA provides support to those aged 12 to 25 who are experiencing crisis, at risk of homelessness or face a difficult transition through adolescence. They provide youth work, mentoring, refuge and housing support to these young people; as well as support for families – all across the Great Southern.

Find out more on their Website

Headspace Albany

Headspace supports young people with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drug services, as well as work and study support. With a focus on early intervention, they work with young people to provide support at a crucial time in their lives – to help get them back on track and strengthen their ability to manage their mental health in the future.  

Find out more on their Website

Skate & BMX Parks  GO YOUth