Check out the opportunities in the West Tamar!
Beaconsfield Community Centre, 92 Weld Street, Beaconsfield
Open Mondays and Wednesdays from 3pm-5pm
The Beaconsfield Youth Centre offers a range of activities including sports, games consoles, creative activities, team challenges and a place to relax, listen to music, meet new people with plenty of food to go around. Normal operating hours are Mondays 3-5pm for high school age and Wednesdays 3-5pm for primary ages (10+).
Legana Memorial Hall, corner of Fulton St and Bulman Drive, Legana.
Open on Tuesdays from 3.00pm to 5.30pm from term 2
The Legana Youth Centre is on pause for term 1. However there is a free sausage sizzle and activities at the Legana Pump Track located at the Legana Youth Recreation Space (weather pending) for all youth centre members. This program is for young people aged 10-17 living in the West Tamar.
applications are currently closed
Lead, Inspire, Grow gives young people the opportunity to develop leadership skills, challenge mental and physical growth, build confidence, and build aspiration towards their future leadership. The camp hosts a range of fun and adventure based activities, guest speakers, team challenges, discussions, peer mentoring, along with great food and accommodation at Camp Clayton. 25 successful applicants each year participate in this amazing opportunity.
Council provides a school holiday program for young people in the West Tamar with transport subsidised for all to be involved. The upcoming program is open to 10-17 year olds and features attending youth events, Tamar Island, croquet and learning to sail (fully booked). Bookings are essential as limited spaces apply.
During Youth Week Tasmania, Beaconsfield will be hosting the Beacy Rock Challenge and the Skate Park League Competition. These events assits with bringing a spotlight to the northern part of the municipality and showcases the amazing talent of young people in the field of music and skating.
Other youth events we host include School's OUT silent disco, Legana Skate, Beats & Eats, Live Music at Windsor and more.
Council is committed to support young people residing in our municipality that have been selected to participate or compete in an event of local, national or international significance.
Successful recipients are automatically nominated for the Young Citizen/Young Sportsperson of the Year during the Annual Australia Day presentations.
In conjunction with schools in the West Tamar, the Youth Development team supports and provides training to matters concerning students at school.
With support from the Tas Community Fund, Council is partnering with JCP Empowering Youth to provide leadership and resilience based training at schools. Other training includes leadership development to Student Leadership bodies, party safe training for school leavers, and bringing in guest speakers to speak about their field of excellence about issues that are raised by young people.
West Tamar Council works to provide a positive, fun and informative partysafe program to Year 10 leavers at the conclusion of each year. Schools in the West Tamar have the opportunity to utilises the skills, services and experience of inspired speakers to encourage senior students to make positive choices, have increased awareness and to transform today's party culture into a positive and uplifting environment.