Youth Services

Bland Shire offers various services to young people with the intention to entertain, educate and inspire them. The Shire offers a safe, friendly and laid back lifestyle with all the key educational facilities you require at your finger tips. We strive to develop the skills of our young people to benefit their future and the future of our community. Council’s Community Development Officer works with other youth services, community volunteers and other passionate young people to deliver a vast array of events and programs to our young people.

Recreational and sporting facilities play a major role within the communities of the Shire. On offer are an array of beautifully maintained parks both within West Wyalong and the surrounding villages of the Shire. They are safe places in which community members can gather, relax and enjoy the picturesque scenery. Fitness, exercise facilities and walking tracks are also provided including a portable pump track that rotates throughout the village communities. Our parks and gardens are incredibly popular all year round and the community takes great pride in them.

West Wyalong also boasts a fully equipped library and an outstanding and highly popular aquatic centre. The Holland Park Swimming Pool features a Hydro Play area for children, waterslide, diving board, cafe and an Olympic sized swimming pool. A number of youth focused events are held at the pool each year. Ungarie has a new 25 metre swimming pool for the enjoyment of the community while the village of Barmedman is also home to the iconic mineral pool.


The Bland Shire is a proud and enthusiastic sporting community that prides itself on its social well-being and community spirit. Everybody has the opportunity to engage in a wide range of sporting and social activities with over 50 sporting and social clubs to choose from and a number of state of the art sporting facilities.