News from the Department highlighting funding, initiatives and projects in the sport and recreation industry.

Regional WA wins big with McGowan Government sport upgrades

Thursday 21 Jun 2018

Country Western Australia is the big winner in the latest round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF), with the McGowan Government awarding 80 per cent of grant allocations to organisations based in the regions.

Optus Stadium celebrates one millionth visitor as AFL crowds hit national highs

Monday 11 Jun 2018

Optus Stadium welcomed its one millionth visitor ahead of today's Fremantle versus Adelaide AFL clash, as the ground celebrates recording the second-highest average AFL attendance in the country, behind only the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Lifesaving equipment for Scarboro surf club thanks to Lotterywest

Thursday 07 Jun 2018

The Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club will be fitted out with new furniture, equipment and information technology in support of its essential services and beach patrols, thanks to a $300,000 Lotterywest grant.

Dragons compete on Champion Lakes

Friday 01 Jun 2018

Five impressive dragon boats will draw large crowds to the 2018 Chung Wah Dragon Boat Festival at the Champion Lakes Regatta Centre this Sunday (June 3).

WA to host Australian masters hockey championships

Wednesday 30 May 2018

The State Government has signed a deal to fund the Australian Women's Masters Hockey Championships later this year, and the Australian Men's Masters Hockey Championships in 2019, with both events being staged at hockey stadiums in Bunbury and Busselton.

Plotting the future of trail town tourism to create jobs in the regions

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Western Australia's potential to create jobs and revitalise regional economies by developing specialised trail towns will be the focus of a forum held today in Collie.

Local hockey brought to international standard in Southern River

Tuesday 22 May 2018

The Southern River Hockey Club will soon have International Hockey Federation accreditation, with construction of a synthetic field and new LED lighting system underway, thanks in part to a State Government grant.

National Volunteering Week honours community contributions

Monday 21 May 2018

The thousands of remarkable Western Australians who give up their time for others will be honoured this week, as part of National Volunteer Week celebrations.

Sport and Recreation Industry Awards nominations open

Tuesday 08 May 2018

The search is on for the State's best sport and recreation programs, with a call for entries in the 2018 Sport and Recreation Industry Awards.

Optus Stadium serving up South West produce and supporting local jobs

Wednesday 02 May 2018

A Boyanup family business has joined Manjimup growers and farmers from across the South West and Wheatbelt in supplying local produce to Optus Stadium - supporting local jobs in the regions.

WA's Commonwealth Games athletes welcomed home

Monday 30 Apr 2018

Premier Mark McGowan and Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray have congratulated Western Australia's returning Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games athletes – with an incredible 20 of 31 competitors returning home with medals.

Inaugural Optus Stadium Western Derby smashes records

Sunday 29 Apr 2018

Optus Stadium's maiden Western Derby has broken more attendance records – with 56,521 fans turning out to this afternoon's Fremantle Dockers-West Coast Eagles match.

Sport and recreation support and development program launched

Thursday 26 Apr 2018

The McGowan Government's new $1 million sport and recreation club support and development program, Every Club, opens to eligible organisations today.

Growing suburbs to benefit from Willetton Basketball Association upgrades

Tuesday 24 Apr 2018

Major upgrades to the Willetton Basketball Association will double the number of courts at the facility and increase playing capacity by 60 per cent, thanks in part to a McGowan Government grant.

Equipment and uniform funding help Pilbara sport clubs kick goals

Saturday 21 Apr 2018

The McGowan Labor Government has delivered more than $50,000 to 30 sporting clubs across the Pilbara, to help purchase new equipment and uniforms.

Two-year deal secured for SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon

Tuesday 17 Apr 2018

The State Government has signed a two-year deal to fund the SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon in 2018 and 2019, which attracts some of the world's toughest athletes to Western Australia.

Trainees meet Minister

Tuesday 17 Apr 2018

Participants in the Wirrpanda Foundation's Sport and Recreation Traineeship Program recently had the opportunity to meet with Sport and Recreation Minister, the Hon. Mick Murray.

McGowan Government celebrates WA’s PyeongChang 2018 champions

Monday 16 Apr 2018

WA's five Winter Olympic and Paralympic athletes receive a standing ovation from Members of Parliament.

State provides funds to support Youth Week events

Friday 13 Apr 2018

Youth Minister Peter Tinley will formally launch Youth Week WA in South Hedland today, highlighting the McGowan Government's contribution to a week-long celebration that will include workshops, festivals and activities in music, art and sport across the State.