Sport and recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities.


Welcome to the Department of Sport and Recreation

Sport and Recreation Western Australia

The Department of Sport and Recreation is the lead agency responsible for the implementation of government policy and initiatives in sport and recreation.

A key role of the department is to contribute to the healthy lifestyle of Western Australians by increasing physical activity in the community through sport and recreation.

Visit the Outdoors October website

Outdoors October

Outdoors October is a month long celebration of activities in the outdoors. Join in Outdoors October, celebrating the great outdoors across WA.

Sport 4 All banner

Sport 4 All

Sport 4 All is a four-year, $20 million project to increase participation in community sport and recreation throughout Western Australia. This program will help 30,000 disadvantaged WA children to join a sport or recreation club. More on Sport 4 All.


Enabling WA children to participate in community sport and recreation, no matter their financial circumstances.

When kids play sport, our whole community wins

It takes the whole community to send an athlete to London.

Ashleigh Nelson, WA hockey player Scott Sunderland, WA sprint cyclist Alana Nicholls, WA sprint kayaker

Strategic Directions 5 - Strategic Directions for the Sport and Recreation Industry 2011-2015

Strategic Directions 5

WA’s sport and recreation industry has been guided by three to five-year strategic directions since 1997, giving the industry a framework in which to operate and develop. It has also guided State Government decision-making and funding directions and has been the catalyst for the achievement of a range of industry outcomes.

Recreation Camps

The Department of Sport and Recreation provides four fantastic recreational camps situated around the greater Perth area.

The camps offer schools and organisations the ideal location for conferences, personal development, team building and participation in a safe and fun environment. More on Recreation Camps.

Sport and Recreation in Regional WA

Map of Western Australia divided into regions of the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne, Mid West, Goldfields, Wheatbelt, Great Southern, South West, Peel and Perth Metropolitan area. Kimberley Pilbara Gascoyne Mid West Goldfields Wheatbelt Great Southern South West Peel

The Department of Sport and Recreation provides services across Western Australia through nine regional areas and 11 regional offices.

Sport and recreation in regional areas are often a vital link for many communities, providing opportunities to network, socialise and form long-lasting friendships. 

For more details on what is happening in each, click on the map of Western Australia for information on each region.

Regional news 

When they talk tennis in the Eastern Wheatbelt, the talk often turns to Rob de Gruchy. After all, he’s been involved in the sport for 45 years – surely a record.