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Community Development

Community Development is a broad umbrella for our role in the community and our dynamic team are responsible for a number of annual events, programs and initiatives. This includes the Club Development role and related initiatives.  

The Community Development Team is also responsible for the Esperance Civic Centre, presenting a number of performances throughout the year as well as providing a venue for a number of functions like weddings, corporate functions, church gathering and funerals.

Major Events

  • Edge of the Bay
  • Seniors Christmas Party
  • Community Christmas Pageant


  • Community Grants Program
  • French Weekend & French Exchange (with the Twin Towns Committee)
  • Showcase Esperance
  • One & All Community Program (with ESCARE)
  • Ad-Hoc minor events. In the past the team has created events such as the Roller Disco, Youth Day, Drive-in Movie, Jetty Opening, Bushfire Fundraising Concert & more.

The Community Development Team also assists with the below Community organised events

  • NAIDOC Week Celebrations (Esperance Tjaltjraak Native Title Aboriginal Corporation)
  • Sports Star of the Year Awards (Esperance District Recreation Association)

How can we help with your next event? 

  • Advice - we know a bit about delivering local events and are happy to provide advice at any point in your event planning.
  • Promotion through our Community Info Newsletter and online Community Events Calendar
  • Use of Giant Games at events
  • Funding for projects and events through annual Community Grants Program
  • COVID-19 Compliance with use of sanitiser stations (10 stands) and COVID Marshall vests
  • Our friends at the Esperance Volunteer Centre also have event equipment and resouces that can be borrowed by not-for-profits.


Call the Shire on 9071 0666 and ask for the Community Development Team or email us at