They are the fresh faces shaking up local government and are potential premiers, ministers and future community leaders.
Generation Y is often accused of political apathy and being disengaged but three young guns running for their local councils next month defy the critics.
Rhys Williams became the youngest councillor elected in the City of Mandurah four years ago and next month could become WA's youngest mayor at 25.
Cr Williams, a Curtin University student and founder of non-profit group Community Solutions, said young people often shied from political processes because they felt disempowered.
"For most young people, political apathy doesn't stem from a lack of caring but rather a lack of belief that they can make a difference," he said.
"Young people, and in fact all people, are tired of the political jargon. They're not interested in back-room politics - they want to commit their time knowing they will make change happen."
Melville City councillor Nicole Foxton, who was 19 when elected in 2009, said she certainly faced scepticism about her ability to do the job.
"I do come up against obstacles, with people thinking I'm not experienced enough and that I haven't been around long enough," she said.
"But I have lived in the area my whole life and I have a lot of local knowledge and know a lot of people who do trust me."
City of Perth hopeful Reece Harley, 26, will be one of the youngest people on the council if elected, and just months older than former lord mayor Chas Hopkins when he became a councillor in 1975.
The West Perth resident said he was passionate about the council's plans to bring life to unoccupied spaces and buildings.
Mr Harley stressed good financial management to allow investment in major projects and have money for future projects.
"It may sound boring but it is extremely important," he said.
The elections are on October 19.