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.

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 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.

Spaces and Places

The Shire of Shark Bay encourages the use of all public open spaces for sporting and community events. If you are thinking of having an event or meeting at one of the Shire of Shark Bay spaces (including the Town Oval, Denham foreshore or Shark Bay Recreation Centre precinct) please contact the Shire of Shark Bay Community Development Team on 08 99481218 or email They will assist to ensure your event runs smoothly.

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 present the following events and activities:

  • Artist in Residence program
  • Public Art
  • Theatre
  • Drawing, photography and art classes
  • Arts and photography competition and exhibitions
  • Festival events

For more information on Arts and Culture in Shark Bay please contact the Shark Bay Community Development Team on 08 99481218 or

Banners in the Terrace Winner - 2017