The Gascoyne is a great place for families to live. The towns are close communities that offer the opportunity to participate and belong. Many young families choose to bring up their children in the relaxed and safe atmosphere of Gascoyne towns.

Support services are widely available; from playgroups to toy libraries, daycare facilities, Better Beginnings programs and child health specialists.

Well placed to identify local needs in their communities and through a partnership approach with stakeholders, our Shires ensure strategies remain effective and reflect local needs.  Contact the relevant Shire for more information

Shire of Exmouth

Shire of Carnarvon

Shire of Shark Bay

Shire of Upper Gascoyne

There are limited services available in both Coral Bay and Gascoyne Junction.

There are also many support services that families can access ranging from Disability ServicesCentrelink, to the Department of Communities and Child Protection.

As the youth of today are tomorrow’s future, numerous private and government bodies in the Gascoyne have identified that it’s of paramount importance to nurture growth and support mental and physical development.

Across the Gascoyne, there are many recreational facilities including skate parks, playgrounds, ovals, pools, splash parks, basketball and netball courts, squash courts, gymnasiums and a variety of recreational activities as well as Shire and Parks and Wildlife Service led school holiday programs.

There is a newly renovated PCYC in Carnarvon offering activities and programs for youth. There is also a variety of organised sporting clubs offering activities such as netball, cricket, football, soccer and basketball for all age groups. Sport and recreation activities are supported by Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, located in Carnarvon.