Esperance Community Arts Member Groups

Esperance Community Arts Member Groups 

The Esperance Community Arts Committee consists of representatives of the following 19 groups and organisations. The ECA Executive Officer collaborates with these groups and other individuals and organisations to implement a range of inclusive and accessible arts programs open to the whole community.


The Cannery Arts Centre 

Located on the beautiful Esperance foreshore The Cannery Arts Centre built originally to be used as a Fish Cannery in 1949 after spending time as a car yard, dance hall and youth centre it was renovated in 1984 to it's present state. The Cannery is a vibrant community arts centre delivering facilities, exhibitions, workshops and art to the Esperance region & it's visitors.

Phone: (08) 9071 3599


Recherche Writers

Recherche Writers meet on the 1st Saturday of the month at 10am. Venues change. For further information contact Lesley Higson Ph: 9071 5764 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Esperance Theatre Guild

Theatre lovers have many opportunities to participate in all aspects of amateur theatre at the historical Bijou Theatre.

Owned and operated by the Esperance Theatre Guild Inc, its committee and members are extremely pro-active in keeping the spirit of local amateur theatre alive in Esperance.
With at approx four productions yearly ranging from Comedy, Pantomimes, Drama, Musicals, One Acts, Monologues, acting workshops and sing-a-longs, the Bijou has something for
everyone.  You may choose to be an audience member, cast member, backstage crew, lighting, Front of House, costume designer, to name a few.

The Theatre itself, built in 1896 was heritage listed in 2012.  The Bijou Theatre is available for hire for functions, shows, weddings and also for historical tours.

Auditions and Show dates are publicsied on the website and in the local papers.  The committee warmly encourages anyone wishing to be part of our vibrant, talented group.

Bay of Isles Community Outreach (BOICO)

Bay of Isles Community Outreach Inc (BOICO) is a Non Government, Not for Profit organization providing Non Clinical Mental Health Outreach Services in the South East Goldfields Region since 1997. BOICO is a unique, recovery focused community agency, providing community mental health support services, and advocating for people in rural and remote Western Australia who are affected by mental illness, their carers and families. 

 Phone: 9072 1009     Website:


Esperance Music Festival 

Musicians and vocalists, of all ages, are welcomed at the annual Esperance Music Festival.  The festival committee employs an independent adjudicator to judge all presentations from soloists, ensembles, choirs and bands.  A fun, non-adjudicated section for families is always included for those people who want to participate without performance pressure.

Entry day is held in June and the festival runs over three days at the end of August.  Entry and festival dates are publicised via the local paper starting around February to give plenty of notice for anybody wishing to enter.

For more information contact Anne Henderson. Phone  0403 026 027 or Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Nulsen Community Progress Association 

Encouraging community members to run events and successfully liaise and build partnerships with organisations involved in the area, in order to directly benefit the Nulsen and Sinclair residents.

Vision: A strong, safe, harmonious community where people respect each other and enjoy opportunities to participate in community life

Mission: It is the NCPA’s role to consult, inform, advocate and lead the Nulsen- Sinclair community in improving their place of residency.

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Esperance Photographers Club

Since 1979 the members of the Esperance Photographers Club Inc. have met together to learn and enjoy the art of photography. Meetings are every third Monday of the Month at the Cannery Art Centre. The Club enjoys affiliations with the Cannery Art Centre and West Australian Federation of Photography

The Festival of the Wind

The Festival of the Wind is a biennial three day community celebration held in Esperance since it's conception in 1998. The event was started by members from the arts community. From these early beginnings the Festival has grown to become an iconic community celebration. The festival is managed by a volunteer committee whose commitment delivers a dynamic community event - the only one of it's kind in the Esperance-Goldfields region. The 2015 Festival of the Wind will be held over the weekend of the 2nd, 3rd & 4th October. 

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PO box 393, Esperance WA 6450  /  Naomi Roy 0407751212


Esperance Drumming Group

Meetings 1st Saturday of the month, 10am, Innerspace Gallery, The Cannery Arts Centre, Norseman Rd. Everyone welcome. Drums and percussion instruments supplied, but you are very welcome to bring your own drum. For more information call Meredith Waters on 0488090934. Find the Esperance Drumming Group on FACEBOOK.


Friends of the Esperance Civic Centre 

The Esperance Civic Centre is Esperance’s premier performing arts and entertainment venue, boasting a Reception Room and a 514 seat auditorium theatre.  The complex also offers private function hire options and is the perfect venue for weddings; meeting and conferences; and awards ceremonies through to cabarets and balls.

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Escare Incorporated is a non-profit community organisation that develops and delivers practical assistance through services that are relevant to the people of Esperance, Western Australia.

Escare has been supporting the Esperance Community for over 30 years having been established in 1981 and incorporaed in 1983.

Escare Incorporated offers assistance to families and individuals who need Financial Counselling, information and referral, advocacy, NILS loans, skills development by holding or hosting workshops, Outside School Hours Care, Youth services,  ongoing family support by way of Mytime group as well as the One and All inclusion project. 

Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    Phone:(08) 9071 3110


Esperance Nyungar Aboriginal Corporation

ENAC is a LAND MANAGEMENT CORPORATION, established to manage land given back to the Nyungar community. The corporation represents six local Nyungar Traditional Owner Families. ENAC is NOT government funded and relies soley on income generated from the farms. This income supports not only the corporation, but also the management and development of the farms and also contribute to the many projects ENAC run and support, for the benefit of the community. 

Ph : 08 9071 5823  


Just Dance Esperance 

Meeting every Monday from 7pm-9pm 2014-2015Venue: RAOB Hall (Behind the Bijou Theatre & Beside McDonalds) Ceroc Dance Lessons with other some other dances. We are not trained dance teachers but this is a friendly group of dancers who enjoy helping others learn and have fun at the same time.

Contact: Viv 0427 014 691  or Miguel and Angela 0477 972 918.


Goldfields Individual and Family Support Association  

GIFSA was established in 1991 by a self-help group to assist up to six families in need of respite. We have since grown to become a specialised provider of a range of services for people with disabilities in the Goldfields-Esperance region. We are funded by the State Government’s Disability Services Commission (DSC). We also receive funding from the Federal Government. We aim to ensure that all people with disabilities and carers within the Goldfields-Esperance region have access to quality services to meet their individual needs, to achieve and maintain their desired quality of life.

Ph: 08 9091 4356

Mobile: 0419 915 971

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Esperance bay Music Club

To promote and foster new talent in the local music scene.

To promote and advance the local music scene


 DADAA Emergence 

In 2012, DADAA commened delivery of a long-term regional arts and health program in the community of Esperance as part of a large-scale artistic and cultural initiative aimed at addressing mental health issues in the region. DADAA works collaboratively with the Bay of Isles Community Outreach (BOICO) and Esperance Community Arts to deliver focused and effective programs. Now in its third year, the Emergence Project continues to offer a range of participatory arts workshops for the local community.

P: (08) 9430 6616
F: (08) 9336 4008
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Esperance  Home Care 

Provides a range of support options to frail older people, younger people with a disability; and the Carers of these two group. This support is designed to prevent premature admission to residential care.

Ph: 9083 1800


Esperance Brass Band

  • Esperance Brass Band is a community based band situated in picturesque Esperance in the South West of Western Australia (approximately 700km from Perth). Esperance Brass Band members come from various backgrounds and range in age from young beginners to experienced players.Esperance Brass Band performs at many local events including ANZAC Day, Australia Day and the Agricultural Show. The band also provides the music for the Carols by Candlelight at the Esperance Soundshell.Rehearsals are held every Thursday night from 7.30pm at the Esperance ShowgroundsNew members are always welcome.
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    Shutterbugs Photography Group 

    Shutterbugs collect data to produce a perpetual art directory for Esperance's arts and culture.Anyone with an interest in photography and editing mediums, video, or being involved in community arts projects is welcome to come along. It's FREE. 


    Te Whanau O Tumanako (Esperance Maori Cultural Group)

    Contact Anne Salvigny 

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Esperance Community arts receives core funding from Country Ats WA; who receives core funding from the State Government
through the Department of Cuture and the Arts in association with Lotterywest.