News and events

Latest news

Carnival encourages a connected community

Friday 27 Nov 2015

Western Australia's culturally diverse community will kick goals today when Islamic and non-Islamic youth come together to play sport at an interschool carnival.

Funding for Paralympians heading to Rio

Monday 23 Nov 2015

Paralympic athletes are $150,000 closer to getting to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games thanks to funding from the State Government.

Work starts on Swan River pedestrian bridge

Tuesday 17 Nov 2015

The significance of the Swan River and the area around the planned Swan River pedestrian bridge to the Whadjuk people was recognised on-site today with a symbolic pre-construction smoking ceremony at the East Perth end of the walkway.

Upcoming events

Coaches and Officials Breakfast

Friday 20 Nov 2015

The Department of Sport and Recreation Coaches and Officials Breakfast provides an excellent opportunity for industry sport coaches and officials to gather together and learn from experts in their field.

How to make your gym stand out from the crowd

Thursday 03 Dec 2015

This seminar is aimed at Leisure, Health Club and Facility Coordinators and Managers of local government recreation facilities.

Volunteer Recognition Breakfast

Saturday 05 Dec 2015

The 2015 Volunteer Recognition Breakfast recognizes the outstanding contribution volunteers make to sport and recreation in Western Australia.


The Department celebrated the valuable contribution made by sports coaches and officials to the sporting industry and wider community during the 2014 Industry Sports Coaches and Officials Awards.