Children's Reference Group

About the Cockburn Children’s Reference Group

The Children’s Reference Group (CRG) gives primary school-aged children (aged 7-12 years) the chance to be involved in the planning of their community in a fun and interactive way. Children can join the year they are turning 8. We meet on Mondays 4-5pm at Spearwood once a month with a few other adhoc events or opportunities offsite on weekends.

We want children to have an input into planning and development, events and programs, and issues of relevance to themselves and their families. 
The CRG sessions are coordinated by Family and Community Development staff. The CRG is one of several City reference groups and are involved in a variety of consultative and engagement activities where the voice of children is sought.

What will the children do?

Members of the Children’s Reference Group have an opportunity to express their thoughts and ideas through art, interactive activities, and discussions. They will be asked for their feedback on various issues where the City requires a child perspective.

How do I become a member of the Children’s Reference Group?

To register your interest, please contact the Children’s Development Officer on 08 9411 3444 or at [email protected].

The role of parents in the Children’s Reference Group

Parents play a supportive role in the CRG, by bringing their child to sessions or events.

Parents are encouraged to wait close by (library, shops, outside) during the sessions.



City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for Country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past and present.