Youth Development in Alexandrina

Alexandrina Council’s Youth Development Officer is responsible for developing policies and strategies for the development and participation of young people in the Southern Fleurieu region, providing planning and co-ordination of services, facilities and projects that identify needs and provide opportunities for youth development across the region.

Young people are regarded as people aged between 12 and 25 years. The Youth Development Officer works over the Southern Fleurieu region between the City of Victor Harbor and Alexandrina Council. The Youth Development Officer can be contacted on or call 8551 0500.

The Youth Development Officer works with many committees and youth networks on both a regional and State level.  These include:

  • Southern Fleurieu Youth Network
  • The Youth Forum
  • YAC
  • Wet Paint Youth Theatre Group
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Group
  • Housing Round Table
  • Youth Affairs Council of SA
  • Local Government Youth Development Network

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Southern Fleurieu Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)

Being in the Youth Advisory Committee is a great way of participating in your community and having an input to your local Council.  YAC is a fun and social group to be involved with and is a great way to make friends.

YAC members all represent different groups of young people aged between 12 and 25 from the Southern Fleurieu region.  This may include a school, community group, youth group, church, cultural group or youth agency. YAC aims to have a diverse membership so that the views of as many different young people as possible are represented.

YAC members meet every 3 weeks usually in the Civic Centre at Victor Harbor.

YAC participates in the running and event management of several youth, community events and blue light discos throughout the year.

What’s involved?

Being a YAC representative means that you need to “keep in touch” with what the views, ideas and issues of concern are for the young people you are representing. You can do this in a number of ways:-

  • Informal chats
  • Advertise in school newsletter
  • Speak to a class or at school assembly
  • Surveys and questionnaires
  • Discussion groups
  • Suggestion box
  • Speak to youth workers
  • Keep an eye on the news  - local, State wide, national and international
  • Get out there and talk to people
  • Web site discussion groups
  • Forums and youth events
  • Small focus groups.

Click here for a schedule of YAC meetings for 2016.


Wet Paint Youth Theatre Productions

Wet Paint Youth Theatre Productions holds its weekly drama workshop program on Mondays between 4.30pm and 6.00pm in Goolwa’s Centenary Hall.  Weekly workshops involve drama skill development, drama games, film-making and work on live theatre performance pieces. These fun and creative workshops are driven by young people with the assistance of our Director Luke Allen. Wet Paint is for young people aged 12 to 25 years of age living in either City of Victor Harbor or Alexandrina Council areas.

Performances are held twice yearly; Mid year performance is specially designed for schools, with the Showcase Extravaganza being held towards the end of the year.  This incorporates live theatre performance, live music, comedy and Show Us Ya Shorts film festival.

This year's Youth Showcase Extravaganza will be held on Friday 4 November at 7pm at Centenary Hall

Please click here for more information.


Fusion 15, a showcase of raw energy, enthusiasm and talent, was held at the Victor Skate Park on Sunday 19 April 2015.

The event ran from 11am until 5pm and included skate, scooter and bike demo’s and a fantastic opportunity for our young riders to participate in a competition run by the awesome Big Air School.

The City of Victor Harbor and Alexandrina Council along with the Southern Fleurieu Health Service lent their support to the event. 

"Colour Me Senseless" -Annual Youth Art Exhibition 2016

“Colour Me Senseless”, the 18th Annual Regional Youth Art Exhibition will be held from 4 November to 4 December 2016 at the Signal Point Art Gallery, Goolwa Wharf.

Please click here to download this year's exhibition poster.

The Regional Youth Art Exhibition showcases the works of young people aged 13–25 years from across the City of Victor Harbor and Alexandrina Council areas. It aims to encourage young emerging artists and arts students in our community to get actively involved in the local arts scene. IS THIS YOU?

This year is extremely exciting as Year 11 and 12 students have the opportunity to exhibit their art work with the changes in moderation process, for the first time students work will be available to exhibit and show their community what they have been working on all year. The annual youth art exhibition is open to all young artists in the community and this year in particular we have reserved the upper level for the art work of graduating students in years 11 and 12.Ground level will as always be open to all young aspiring artists across the region.

Some important dates to remember:

  • Exhibition on show from Fri November 4 to Sunday December 4th
  • Delivery day is Mon Oct 31st 9am to 12:30pm
  • Launch day is Sunday the 6th November 1pm – 3pm

This event is made possible through the continued support from Alexandrina Council and the City of Victor Harbor Council.

To submit your art work, please pick up submission forms available from your local Council office, art teachers and student offices or download a copy here.

Please note: Submission forms must be filled in (both forms) and attached to art work. All art pieces are to be framed or ready to be hung and must have D-Rings and wire attached. All community members drop off to Signal Point on Monday 31st October between 9am – 12.30pm. Pick up at schools (if needed) by the 27th and 28th October.

For further information please contact Lucretia Sperring, Youth Development Officer on 85510586 or email


Blue Light Disco - Underage Rage

The next Southern Fleurieu Blue Light Disco will be at

  • Victor Harbor Recreation Centre on Friday 28th October 2016.
    This event will be a Halloween themed 'Boo-Light' disco

Please click here for more details.

The discos are held in two age groups, 7-11 years olds from 6.30pm to 8pm and 12-17 year olds 8.30pm to 10.30pm.

Refreshments, giveaways and great music are on offer, so get those dancing shoes ready and don't miss out. These discos will be a great night out for all of you young people aged 7 to 17. DJ Roxy will be cranking the tunes and there will be heaps of fun giveaways through out the night.

The Underage Rage is a LOCK IN event so we will need parents to drop you off and pick you up at the DOOR.

This event is an alcohol and drug free event for the young people of the Southern Fleurieu, so come along and have some fun, entry fee is $5 and tickets are to be sold at the door. A canteen is available with very cheap drinks, chips and chockies. 

The Blue Light Disco is an initiative of the SA Police and is organised by the Southern Fleurieu Blue Light Committee and supported by the Alexandrina Council and City of Victor Harbor. 

For more information call Senior Constable Jane Pink on 8398 1752 or Lucretia Sperring on 8551 0586.