Youth Services

Bassendean Youth Services offers a range of structured and unstructured programs for young people in the 12 - 25 age range.  These include recreational activities, support services, and referral to specialist agencies.

Services Include

'Open Access' Program

Youth Services delivers an unstructured recreation and support program four afternoons a week offering access to facilities, IT, and individual support. The aim of the program is to provide positive recreational opportunities in a supervised environment, allowing for the development of longer-term support relationships and future referral to specialist services.

Youth Advisory Council

The Town of Bassendean's Youth Advisory Council is facilitated by Bassendean Youth Services and incorporates a group of young people aged between 12 and 21 years who meet monthly to discuss youth issues at a local, regional, State and Federal level, as well as organising local and regional youth events.

Dudley Robinson Youth Grant

The aim of the Dudley Robinson Youth Grant is to support individuals to strive toward developing their potential in their chosen pursuit.  Individuals can apply for a grant to represent the State or Commonwealth in a recognised sporting, performance arts, academic achievement event, or to attend youth leadership activities.

Applications for the Dudley Robinson Youth Grant must be completed using the form found at the following link.
Dudley Robinson Youth Grant Application

RYDE Program

The Town of Bassendean, through the Bassendean Youth Services is a RYDE Provider.

The RYDE Program provides young people the opportunity to complete their 50 hours of supervised driving experience with a volunteer Driving Mentor.

Many young people find it difficult to complete the 50 hours of driving experience now required for a Western Australian Driver’s Licence. This might be because they haven’t got access to an appropriate vehicle, or a qualified person to spend all of those hours in the passenger seat. The RYDE program will connect Learner Drivers with a volunteer Mentor and automatic vehicle, so that they can get their Licence and all of the opportunities that come with it.

If you want to use this service contact Bassendean Youth Services on 9279 2329 or drop in to the Youth Centre and speak to one of the staff.

For more info about the RYDE Program you can also visit www.ryde.org.au

Youth Services Website