The South West is probably one of the most diverse, active and well-serviced regions in the State.
People of the South West regard community facilities to be important, complementing the process of economic development and helping to attract workers.
Sport and recreation ranges from competitive individual or team sports, to more passive activities, like enjoying a stroll on the beach or bush walking on one of the many scenic forest trails.
Excellent sport and recreation facilities have been built throughout the region. There are indoor aquatic centres in Australind, Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, Donnybrook and Manjimup, along with indoor multi-purpose recreation centres located in most towns.
The Department provides:
- Advice on infrastructure and club development
- Workshops and seminars on coaching (via the South West Coaches Network)
The South West is a nursery for many state and national team members across a variety of sports, helped by the establishment of the first regional academy, the South West Academy of Sport, in 2008.
The Department works closely with a range of stakeholders in the South West region. These include local governments, the South West Development Commission, State Government agencies and not for profit organisations.
Local governments in South West include:
South West Office
80A Blair Street, Bunbury WA 6230
PO Box 2662, Bunbury WA 6231
Telephone 08 9792 6900
Facsimile 08 9792 6999
Email the South West office