Social Clubs & Classes in Western Suburbs
Clubs Associations in Perth Coast
Creative Kids Art Club provides exciting art classes, holiday programs and art parties for children from 4 to 14 years at 11 locations throughout Perth.
- Arts:Visual Arts,Youth
Creative Kids Art Club - our emphasis is on having fun, learning some art skills and trying new things.
We have a team of experienced art teachers who encourage kids to develop their creativity, trying out everything from painting, mask-making, drawing, decoupage, and sewing, to sculpture, clay work, papier mâché, print-making and more. Our program changes every term, and classes are designed to enhance children’s natural abilities to see elements such as line, shape, colour and composition.
Daglish Tennis Club may be one of the smallest tennis clubs in the West but it has the biggest heart.
With three grass tennis courts and clubhouse facilities the courts are accessible to all.
Non-member court hire is available during daylight hours and social bbq’s are run every Wednesday during the summer.
Situated within the Western Suburbs backing on to a park it provides for a convenient location for families to come down and enjoy a game of tennis and use the surrounding facilities.
Offering classical ballet classes (RAD) as well as contemporary, character & pilates conditioning from 2 years to Advanced.
Dance Classique has a strong team of classical ballet teachers that offer RAD classical ballet training for all levels and experience. Dance Classique also offers specialty body conditioning and pilates classes to assist with classical ballet training. Classical ballet training is essential to any dancer’s training and provides the dancer with a highly developed dance technique, core strength, and poise.
Elementi Cooking school: Cooking Classes - Kids Cooking Classes - Catering - Degustation Events - Dinner Party - Team Building - Gourmet Safari.
- Other:Food & Wine
Get a group of friends together or come by yourself to enjoy the most amazing cooking experience ever.
Elementi Cooking School offers demonstrations and hands on experience.
Sit, relax and learn. The chef will demonstrate each dish and explain the process in detail.
Hands on experience:
The cooking school like no other with 12 individual working stations with a 2 burner cooktop, kitchen appliances and utensils for each participant.
After the detailed demonstration from the chefs, roll up your sleeves and learn to cook each dish from start to finish by yourself.
And last but not least you will enjoy all meals.
Be ready to know everything involved in the preparation and cooking process. The scientific side of cooking will be revealed and you will discover cultures, secrets and techniques. Most importantly, you will leave the school knowing exactly how to replicate all the recipes from the easiest to the trickiest.
Classes are limited to 12 people to ensure full involvement and the deserved attention from the chefs.
Elementi Cooking School promotes Seasonal and Sustainable food, buying locally, supporting local producers for better quality food.
Bring a bottle of wine if you like, no corkage fee.
The Fellowship of Australian Writers WA is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing advocacy, training, support and friendship to Western Australia’s writing community.
The Fellowship of Australian Writers WA is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing advocacy, training, support and friendship to Western Australia's writing community. We work with any genre and conduct workshops and masterclasses in:
* Food writing
* Music writing
We also house writers in residence, run writing retreats, hold weekly writing support groups and throw the occasional party or two!
FAWWA is headquartered at Tom Collins House located in the lovely heritage precinct in Swanbourne, Perth, minutes from Western Australia's crashing coastline. Our house is a great place to get inspired, so drop in and peruse our library, join a writing group or hire the space for your own group.
The ‘From Paddock to Plate’ (FP2P) Accreditation Program is a new initiative by ABC Rural journalist, food writer, author and passionate sheep and cattle producer, Louise FitzRoy.
- Other:Food & Wine
“…the way farmers’ markets should be”
The FP2P Program distinguishes authentic farmers’ market stallholders from other market participants. It works to recognise and promote as well as increase the profit and viability of our genuine producers. Members are provided with exclusive on-site signage and media exposure, as well as the right to display the unique FP2P Accreditation symbol and stamp of approval at their market stall. The accreditation program ensures that the public are only buying from genuine producers, giving them the rightful chance to be educated on where their food comes from and how it is grown, raised or made, as well as meeting customer’s expectations of the way authentic farmers’ market should be.
One of the FP2P Program’s aims is to continue to build the “social aspect” and “sense of community” at all farmers’ markets by encouraging customers to take more interest in the items they are buying and ask more questions about the origin of the food. Customers will come to you for information and understanding, with the reassurance you are an authentic stallholder. Producers should see an involvement in the FP2P Program as a unique chance to proudly educate the public about life on the land and take this opportunity to promote the love, passion and dedication that goes into producing food for our country.
FP2P understands the work involved in attending a farmers’ market, so make sure you to get the most out of it by becoming accredited!
Some of the many benefits provided to accredited stallholders include:
*Your own FP2P stall sign and certificate
*Widespread media coverage all year round
*Several radio interviews
*Your profile and selected products promoted on the FP2P website (www.frompaddocktoplate.com.au)
*Editorials in selected newspapers and magazines
*A short video filmed on farm for promotional purposes
*An opportunity to feature in the proposed FP2P book sequel and documentary for promotional purposes
*Social media coverage on Twitter and Facebook (a way to communicate with your customers)
*Free annual subscription to the FP2P newsletter
*Free communication with your customers via the FP2P contact database
*Notification of new market stalls available throughout WA farmers' markets
*Potential to sell more product
*Reduced competition with re-sellers
*An ability to sell your seconds
*Better control over educating customers
*More freedom of supply
If you have any questions or need help completing the form, please give Louise a call or send her an email – 0421 578 969 / [email protected]
FutureNow – Creative and Leisure Industries Training Council Inc brings together industry leaders, training organisations and action groups to make recommendations to government regarding workforce development strategies for Western Australia. Working across the creative and leisure industries, FutureNow facilitates the continual improvement of workforce skills to drive productivity and deliver a competitive edge for Western Australian companies now and into the future.
- Other:Special Interest
As the leader in brokering the provision of best practice workforce development solutions for the creative and leisure industries in Western Australia, FutureNow will influence and enhance its industries' future competitiveness and productivity by ensuring businesses and people have the right skills, in the right place at the right time.
FutureNow has a membership base of industry representatives and is run by a Board of Management. The Board of Management has representatives from employers, unions and peak industry associations from its range of industry sectors. Additionally FutureNow works in partnership with national skills councils who are responsible for the development, implementation and continuous improvement of quality nationally recognised training products and services including training packages.
There are three overarching core functions of the Training Council:
Leadership role in promoting training to industry, including partnerships between industry and the training sector
Supporting innovation and workforce development
Provide forward looking advice to State and Commonwealth Governments on training needs and priorities for public funding.
The core functions of Training Councils as outlined in the Review of Industry Training Advisory Arrangements in Western Australia and determined through the service agreement between the Department of Training and Workforce Development and the Training Council are:
Leadership role in promoting training to industry, including partnershis between industry and the training sector
Keep industry advised of training developments in their industry including: AQTF changes; training packages; national policy
- Identify and develop innovative approaches to industry skill development
- Promote industry take-up of training, including promoting new training initiatives from the Department
- Build relationships and broker training solutions for industry with Registered Training Organisations
- Provide leadership in driving change in industry training arrangements that support industry advancement
- Facilitate industry input to the development and review of Training Packages and curriculum
- Target Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to promote part-time apprenticeship arrangements
- Identify and promote existing worker traineeship opportunities
- Work collaboratively with industry, the Department and the national Industry Skills Councils to increase the uptake of existing worker, and higher level traineeship opportunities
- Work collaboratively with industry, the Department and enterprises to identify the opportunities for work based training, in particular where higher level VET qualifications may apply
- Keep industry advised of training developments in their industry, including new apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities, and part-time and school-based apprenticeship arrangements
HARBOUR THEATRE - Entertaining the community between river and sea since 1963
Harbour Theatre was formed in 1963 in Fremantle and since that time has gained an envious reputation for the high standard of their productions. As a completely volunteer, not for profit theatre Harbour aims to entertain the community by producing 5 seasons per year with a wide variety of plays from comedy to thriller, drama and the classics.
We welcome new members who have a passion for theatre and wish to get involved in any of the myriad of duties and tasks that are integral to the production of high quality entertainment. These can include make-up, lighting design and operation, sound production and design, directing, acting, stage management, props etc etc.
Harbour Theatre has a great reputation for being a very friendly club and our members come from all walks of life.
If this sounds like you then please contact us on 9433 6260 or email - [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you at the theatre!
The Kaleidoscope Ensemble is a West Australian troupe of musicians, actors, mime artists, puppeteers and story-tellers performing for children and the young at heart.
- Arts:Music,Performing Arts,Jazz
Since 2003 the Perth based Kaleidoscope Ensemble has been performing and running workshop projects for young people. The ensemble’s aim is to enrich the lives of young Australians, presenting performances of the highest quality, which not only entertain, but inspire children to sing, or want to learn musical instruments, act and perform themselves, to read, think about their environment, and to be creative.
Gillian Catlow, the artistic director and founder of the ensemble, grew up in Sydney. She was a founding member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, before moving to Europe where she studied and worked as a freelance violinist in Austria and Germany for 20 years. In 1997 Gillian settled in Perth and established herself as a teacher and performer.
Originally a string quartet and actor, Kaleidoscope, as the name suggests, has undergone many changes, as new ideas develop and various performers pursue exciting adventures in other parts of the world. What has remained constant is Kaleidoscope's passion and enthusiasm for discovering new stories and thinking up different ways to share them with you.
But don't be fooled into thinking Kaleidoscope's performances are strictly for children - the Ensemble's latest production HERMAN AND ROSIE is a musical feast of great tunes from the 40s and 50s played by a fabulous six piece jazz combo featuring the wonderful Libby Hammer. Australian author/illustrator Gus Gordon's acclaimed tale is brought to life in an unforgettable way, which will delight listeners of all ages.
The Midnite Youth Theatre Company at Christ Church Grammar School is Western Australia’s longest, continuously running youth theatre company for young people aged 10-25 from Perth, Western Australia.
- Arts:Music,Performing Arts,Youth
Valued by artists and audiences alike, Midnite is treasured for its continued commitment for those seeking to explore beyond the limits of school drama; producing work in professional venues and touring productions internationally.
We fulfill our mission each season through the production of classic plays, musicals, Australian works and the development and production of new works by established and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of young people; and a parental support group that cultivate and engages all audiences.
PIAF showcases the world's best theatre, music, film, visual arts, street arts, literature & free community events.
- Arts:Performing Arts
The Perth International Arts Festival is the oldest annual international multi-arts festival in the southern hemisphere and annually offers some of the world's best theatre, music, film, visual arts, street arts, literature and free community events. No single art genre, concert, performance or exhibition series can cover the breadth of intellectual and imaginative territory of the Perth Festival, nor reach as broadly into the community. For two generations of locals, summer in Perth without the Festival is simply unimaginable.
The Perth Festival has grown since 1953 to become a festival of major international standing with an enviable worldwide reputation in the arts for its innovative development, presentation of new works and provision of quality arts. The Perth Festival is committed to placing local works of excellence in an international context, to raising the national profile of the arts, and to being informed by the cultural and environmental context of Western Australia including Indigenous culture.
For over 60 years the Festival has welcomed to Perth some of the world's greatest artists. The three-week long Festival, in February of each year, attracts more than 300,000 patrons to events in Perth as well as in the Great Southern region.
- 08 9492 6000
Perth Glory Football Club is an Australian professional soccer club based in Perth, Western Australia.
The Perth Glory story began on October 13, 1996 at Perth Oval (now nib Stadium). Despite a 4-1 loss to UTS Olympic, Perth Glory captured the hearts of Football lovers and their introduction into the NSL immediately brought a new professionalism.
The charismatic Bernd Stange took the reigns as coach in 1998 and the former East German national boss immediately made his mark. In a stunning season, Perth Glory played finals football for the first time, sold-out 25,000 capacity WACA ground and became the hottest ticket in town. The club fell one match short of reaching the Grand Final but the benchmark had been set and from that point on Perth Glory featured prominently in the finals each season.
Perth hosted the Grand Final in June 2000 and set a record domestic football crowd of 43,242 at Subiaco Oval. Despite going down on the day in a dramatic penalty shoot-out to Wollongong, the Perth Glory brand continued to make inroads into non-traditional football households throughout WA.
The club would play in another Grand Final at Subiaco Oval in the 2001/02 season and again Perth Glory fell just short, this time 1-nil to Sydney Olympic.
The wait for Championship success was finally over in 2002/03 when Perth was crowned the nation’s best in an emphatic 2-nil victory against their 2002 nemesis in front of another packed house at Subiaco Oval.
A dynasty followed and Perth Glory established themselves as Australia’s most powerful club with back-to-back championships, a golden goal from Nik Mrdja sealing the 1-nil win away to Parramatta Power in the 2004 Grand Final.
That game was to be the last in the National Soccer League but in just eight seasons Perth featured in the finals six times, played in four grand finals, won two championships, and was crowned premiers (top of the table after regular season matches) three times.
A new era in Australian football began with the formation of the Hyundai A-League in August 2005. Despite still being in its infancy the new competition has captured a large portion of the Australian sporting marketplace as Australian’s embrace the world’s biggest game.
The popularity of football at a grass roots level around the country is unsurpassed and in Western Australia there are about 40,000 registered junior participants.
Tony Sage is sole owner of Perth Glory after completing a buy-out of partner Mr Brett McKeon in February 2008. In a short space of time, Mr Sage has enthusiastically set about reinvigorating one of the country’s most successful sporting franchises.
The arrival of English Premier League legend Robbie Fowler in 2010 was a master stroke by the Chairman as the man famously known as ‘God’ was a box-office hit with record crowds watching Fowler in action.
Perth Glory Football Club re-established itself as one of the Hyundai A-League’s power clubs with a recording breaking 2012 season.
Celebrating the club’s 15 year anniversary, Perth Glory won three sudden death Finals games before a heart-breaking 2-1 Grand Final loss to Brisbane Roar. In front of more than 50,000 fans at a packed Suncorp Stadium, Perth Glory led 1-nil until the 84th minute before a dramatic and controversial finish.
Off the field Perth Glory is committed to a strong community programs that reach more than 20,000 children each year.
The Perth Lynx are an Australian women's professional basketball team in the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL).
Perth's first and only LGBTI+ friendly hockey club who welcomes everyone from complete beginners to experienced players.
While homophobia can sadly find its way into many sporting cultures and clubs, Perth Pythons believe that the best way to combat this is to be out, proud and active within our communities. This is a fun, social, inclusive and friendly Hockey Club for beginners to advanced players.
Weekly training on Sundays from 4:30pm - 6:00pm Sundays (Summer Only) at the UWA Hockey Club.
Bring your mouthguard and shin pads and you can borrow a hockey stick if you are just starting out.
- 08 9460 6171
As Western Australia’s newest orchestra, we aspire to deliver an unforgettable experience to everyone who sees us perform.
Perth Symphony Orchestra is unique among orchestras. We are a Symphony Orchestra that rarely plays symphonies. We do not play in traditional concert hall venues. We rarely ‘stick to the rules’ of how concerts are presented. We like to be different. Here’s why:
Western Australia is our performance space, its landscape our stage, its people our life.
Perth Symphony or PSO as we’re known believes that music is made to be shared and experienced, that’s why you’ll find us playing in unique and unexpected places performing music from every genre imaginable. From Metallica to Mozart, Britney to Bach, Ellington to Elgar, and more!
We love the opportunity to bring orchestral music to people who wouldn’t ordinarily hear it, and in ways they couldn’t possibly imagine. We collaborate with other art forms and artists, such as painters, DJs, contemporary dancers and actors. PSO brings music to life in a way that you don’t just hear it, you can see it and feel it too!
We believe that our music has the ability to move and inspire people from all cultures and walks of life. Perth Symphony challenges traditions and creates powerful, compelling performances that are often unexpected and always truly memorable.
The Perth Wildcats Basketball Team has been inspiring and entertaining West Australians for more than three decades.
Since 2007, the Perth Wildcats have been owned by local philanthropist Dr Jack Bendat who took over from Andrew Vlahov.
Dr Bendat directed the club to extend its community initiatives across schools, hospitals and regional areas with the club visiting over 250 schools each year.
That serves to educate children not only on the basketball court, but also in areas such as healthy lifestyle and anti-bullying. Dr Bendat’s personal goal is to have a greater number of kids bouncing basketballs and enjoying the sport.
The Perth Wildcats continue to inspire and entertain West Australians both off the court and on it, and now do so in front of their biggest crowds in their 30 year history.
The passion of the fans, the spirit of Western Australia and the performances of Wildcats heroes throughout history continue to drive the excellence of the club.
This spirit and heritage has firmly placed the Perth Wildcats as the most successful team in NBL history and in the hearts of all West Australians.
The leader in performance-based music education. Their programs, camps and workshops for toddlers, kids, teens and adults make learning to play music fun and create great communities of musicians.
Students learn from professional musicians in an interactive environment combining weekly private lessons and structured group rehearsals with the ultimate goal of performing live in front of real crowds. Areas of instruction include guitar, drums, keyboards, bass guitar and vocals.
Sea View Golf Club is the third oldest golf course in Western Australia, having opened in 1909. We are located in Cottesloe with wide stunning views of the Indian Ocean.
The mission of Shakespeare WA is to build a uniquely Western Australian classical repertory Theatre Company using the plays of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries as the foundation stone for our work. Shakespeare WA is committed to promoting excellence through performance and teaching that speaks to contemporary audiences of all ages and cultures throughout the State and beyond.
- Arts:Performing Arts
Shakespeare WA aims to introduce audiences to the arts, increase access to the arts, involvement in the arts and most importantly to promote active participation. Shakespeare WA is committed to providing “theatre for everyone” from every social stratum, and in particular, those who would not normally see the plays of Shakespeare.
The University Club is an award-winning event venue and members club located on the Matilda Bay foreshore. Many events are open to non-members too!
With its spectacular location and stellar reputation the University Club of Western Australia offers Members, corporate clients and the university community a first class conference and event facility complemented by all the style, comfort and attention to detail you would expect to find in an exclusive Club environment.
Since opening its doors in 2005 the Club has become one of Perth’s premier event venues winning numerous industry accolades – including three successive coveted Gold Plate Awards.
Today, the Club boasts nearly 5000 Members all of whom have joined to stay connected to the University of Western Australia. With stylish dining outlets, award winning cuisine and a vibrant event calendar the University Club is the educated choice for those looking for a rewarding and vibrant membership experience.
Semi-professional theatre company run at The University of Western Australia, established in 1917.
- Arts:Comedy,Performing Arts,Music
UDS is a student-run semi-professional theatre company based at the University of Western Australia, and affiliated with the UWA Student Guild. Running for nearly 100 years, UDS has a long history but an interest in producing work that is exciting and relevant today. Open to students and others alike, we encourage new work, including plays written by members, as well as contemporary and historical theatre. UDS works mostly in the Dolphin Theatre at UWA.
All productions are run entirely by members, and UDS is a great breeding ground for young actors, directors, producers, technicians and so on, while being accessible to those just wanting to have some fun.
UDS is a great opportunity for those interested in theatre, both at UWA and outside of it.
We produce beautiful books that bristle and shimmer with life.
UWA Publishing is a part of the University of Western Australia and publishes books of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art and natural history, as well as a scholarly series.
UWA Publishing is situated within a community of scholars serious about knowledge and new ideas. It is a privilege to be part of this world of learning, a position that informs our approach to the world at large.
Established in 1935, UWA Publishing has over 800 books in its backlist and publishes on average 30 books annually. We house two imprints: UWAP Scholarly, established in 2014, and UWAP Poetry, established 2016. In 2015, UWA Publishing created the Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. The winner of the inaugural award, Extinctions by Josephine Wilson, went on to win the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award.
Our publishing program is ambitious. We believe in the power of a good book to inspire important conversations. UWA Publishing supports local writing that explores Australian society, politics and culture, and has published English-language and translated books from around the world. Works of Indigenous stories, language, history, art and culture form a core part of our program. We publish both established authors and new voices, and champion endangered literary forms such as poetry and short stories.
UWA Publishing is a small but nimble team committed to providing our authors with a meaningful publishing experience, and our readers with books worth reading.
West Coast Fever is Western Australia’s representative in the world’s premier women’s sporting competition, Suncorp Super Netball.
Comprising four International representatives, as well as five West Australian born athletes, Fever is not only a competitive force in netball’s new era, but a true indication of the pathway to the elite level for athletes right across the state. Established in 2008, the Club possesses a rich history throughout its time at the very highest level of Australian domestic netball, including a maiden finals appearance during the 2015 season.
Current Head Coach Stacey Marinkovich became the first woman to both captain and coach the same team when she assumed the top job in 2015 and, as she prepares to enter her fourth season as Head Coach, continues to serve as a link between the Club’s proud past and its future of endless potential. Fever are strongly positioned to stamp their authority on the second season of Suncorp Super Netball, as the Club looks to write the next exciting chapter in WA’s sporting story.
Since 1956, Westerly has been publishing lively fiction and poetry as well as intelligent articles.
The magazine has always sought to provide a Western Australian-based voice, although its contributors and subject matter have never been geographically exclusive. It covers literature and culture throughout the world, but maintains a special emphasis on Australia, particularly Western Australia, and the Asian region.
Westerly has a strong international reputation, and is listed in some of the world’s major cultural indexes. It has been instrumental in the careers of many of the regions most prominent and internationally renowned writers. These include major Western Australian writers such as Randolph Stow, Dorothy Hewett, T.A.G. Hungerford and Elizabeth Jolley; highly-awarded contemporary writers, including Tim Winton, Kim Scott, and Sally Morgan; and important local poets like John Kinsella, Tracy Ryan, John Mateer, and Lucy Dougan.
It is published at the Westerly Centre (formerly the Centre for Studies in Australian Literature) at the University of Western Australia, with assistance from the Western Australian State Government by an investment in the project through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and the Australian Federal Government through the Australia Council for the Arts. Our Writers’ Development Program is supported by Copyright Agency Ltd.’s Cultural Fund.
The print magazine is published twice a year in July and November, while the website publishes content throughout the year, including two Online Special Issues available for free digital download.
From exhilarating symphonies to captivating a capella. Come and have your life changed by music.
The Western Australian Charity Orchestra know the power music has to uplift and inspire, and seek to bring music to the community and was founded to provide Western Australian musicians with more opportunities to change lives through music.
Our ensembles are made up of over 200 volunteer musicians; the WA Charity Orchestra, WA Wind Symphony, NHarmonic Chorale and WACO Choir.
Our organisation features musicians from diverse backgrounds, including students, teachers, amateurs and professionals of all ages.
As well as presenting outstanding concerts, our musicians regularly sing and play music in the community to make a difference. Throughout the year you will find WACO musicians performing in nursing homes, hospitals, schools and elsewhere in an effort to change lives through music.
You can support WACO by making a donation, or buying a ticket to a performance!