About The Awards

Young People Who Care is an annual awards program that recognises the efforts of young people in Western Australia who help to provide care to others in our community. The awards program is open to people between the ages of 8 and 18 living anywhere in Western Australia who provide voluntary care to others.



Caring in the Community - Individual
Recognising a young person who provides voluntary care to a person or people in their community.

Caring in the Community - Group
Recognising a group of young people (2 or more) who provide voluntary care to a person or people in their community.

Young Carer - 8 - 13 years
Recognising a young person aged between 8 and 13 who cares for a family member with a disability or illness. 

Young Carer - 14 - 18 years
Recognising a young person aged between 14 and 18 who cares for a family member with a disability or illness. 

Up to three finalists for the Caring in the Community categories and five finalists from the Young Carer categories will be selected and invited to attend an Award Ceremony in Perth. Finalists selected from country areas and those with exceptional circumstances may be offered assistance to attend the awards (conditions apply).



All nominees receive a certificate to thank them for the amazing things they do for others.

Award Ceremony
All finalists, two of their guests and the person who nominated them are invited to attend a special Award Ceremony in Perth where all finalists will be acknowledged and the winners for each category announced.

Finalists in each category will receive a trophy and a gift bag of prizes.