Minister for Sport and Recreation

The Minister's role is to ensure that the Department works towards building a stronger, healthier, happier and safer community through sport and recreation.

Working together with the Corporate Executive, the Minister aproves grants, funding and major projects

Honourable Mick Murray MLA
Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation

Hon Mick Murray MLA, Minister for Sport and RecreationMick Murray has been a Member of Parliament since 2001 and was appointed the Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation in the McGowan Government in March 2017.

Mr Murray was born in the small town of Duranillin before moving to the coal mining town of Collie as a child, where he later completed his apprenticeship as a mechanic.

He found employment in his trade in the State’s North West before working underground and in open cut in Collie’s coal mines for 24 years, later representing mine employees as a union delegate.

Mr Murray has represented various parts of the South West region since entering Parliament, with numerous boundary changes giving him responsibility for the shires of Collie, Capel, Dardanup, Donnybrook-Balingup, Harvey, Boyup Brook and Boddington during his time as an MP. Mr Murray also served as a Collie Shire Councillor for 12 years before entering Parliament.

Mr Murray played, coached and held administrative roles in country football, coaching Collie Football Club to a premiership in 1987 and Collie IIs to its first-ever flag in 1983.

As a young man he raced motorbikes at Claremont, Collie and Bunbury, where he insists he was better known for his spectacular crashes than anything else.

Mr Murray is passionate about the role sport can play in fostering positive behaviours and life habits in young people. He believes junior sport is an important, character-building tool for children, where they can gain an understanding of the concept of rules and boundaries early on in life.

He is committed to ensuring all sports, big and small, are given every opportunity to grow their presence in the State, and he has a strong interest in using his experience in sport administration to assist grassroots sports clubs.

Mr Murray and wife Anna have four daughters, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr Murray is a keen recreational diver, fisherman and motorsports fanatic.

Latest media releases

Australian-first multicultural uniform guide opens sport to all

Thursday 15 Mar 2018

Women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds will now be able to participate in sport more easily, with the release today of an Australian-first multicultural uniform guide.

Premier Mark McGowan test drives Collie’s newest tourism drawcard

Friday 09 Mar 2018

Premier Mark McGowan has travelled to Collie to test out the upgraded track at Collie Motorplex – with the tourism drawcard attracting big crowds, benefiting local small businesses and creating jobs.

Future stars at Aboriginal sports carnivals

Friday 02 Mar 2018

Young Aboriginal athletes from all over the State will have a chance to show off their skills in three sporting carnivals over the next four days.