The Shire of Shark Bay Council recognises the importance of active and engaged communities and supports the community's desire for well-maintained parks, sporting grounds, recreational spaces and community facilities. The Community Development Team are happy to assist community groups and organisations with funding applications and assistance with delivering projects and programs.

Please contact the Community Development Team on 9948 1218 or  

Young People

The term young people describe people aged 12 – 24 years. The Shire of Shark Bay gives young people in our community a voice through consultation directly at the Shark Bay School and Shark Bay Youth Group, and also through workshops, community forums and youth specific activities and events. The Shire of Shark Bay reinforces that young people’s contribution is valuable, is an important way to increase their participation in and contribution to the community. 


The seniors community are active members in Shark Bay and we strive to support our senior residents by providing access to information that is up-to-date and relevant. The Shire of Shark Bay consults directly with the Denham Seniors Group about access and inclusion, workshops, community forums and senior specific activities and events. 

Spaces and Places

The Shire of Shark Bay encourages the use of all public open spaces for sporting and community events. Places and spaces that are available to hire include the Town Oval, Denham Hall, foreshore and Shark Bay Recreation Centre precinct. For further information, please visit the Facility Bookings page. 

Arts and Culture

The Shire of Shark Bay is committed to supporting and enhancing the growth of a creative, artistic and culturally diverse community. Shark Bay is a place of unique diversity, community life is celebrated and enriched by its population. Community groups including the Shark Bay Arts Council and the Shark Bay Entertainers drive the creative community of Shark Bay and presents art classes, theatre, photography and more.

Banners in the Terrace Winner - 2017