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

Changing the Game - Parenting Through Sport

Wednesday 24 Jan 2018

Sport and Recreation WA is hosting a FREE public event for over 1000 parents, teachers and community to be held on the evening of 21 February.

Youth Engagement Scheme to promote community connections

Wednesday 24 Jan 2018

14 groups granted $250,000 worth of projects to engage disconnected youth.

Full capacity crowd approved for Scorchers home final

Tuesday 23 Jan 2018

The McGowan Government has reached an agreement with VenuesLive and the WACA to ensure 55,000 tickets will be sold to the Scorchers' home semi-final at Optus Stadium.

Optus Stadium officially opens with Community Open Day

Sunday 21 Jan 2018

Optus Stadium and the surrounding Stadium Park was officially opened this morning when thousands of Western Australians were given the chance to tour the venue first, and for free, at the Community Open Day.

Optus Stadium on track for record-breaking AFL Women's crowd

Monday 15 Jan 2018

Western Australians are encouraged to support Optus Stadium's push to attract the country's biggest-ever crowd for a standalone women's sporting match when the Fremantle Dockers play Collingwood on Saturday, February 10.

ICC praises Perth's new home of international cricket

Thursday 11 Jan 2018

The International Cricket Council (ICC), the global governing body for cricket, has granted approval for Optus Stadium to stage international Test, Limited Overs and Twenty20 matches.

NAIDOC growing each year

Monday 01 Jan 2018

The NAIDOC Netball Carnival has cemented itself as one of the largest Indigenous sporting events in the country.

WA sailing legend Jon Sanders completes 10th circumnavigation

Wednesday 20 Dec 2017

Record-breaking Western Australian yachting legend Jon Sanders AO OBE CitWA today completed his 10th circumnavigation of the world.

WA secures two national swimming championship events in 2020

Monday 18 Dec 2017

The State Government has secured two national swimming championship events for Perth in 2020, which are expected to attract more than 6,000 visitors and contribute about $7 million to the Western Australian economy.

International Volunteer Day honours local contributions

Tuesday 05 Dec 2017

International Volunteer Day celebrations will conclude with a garden party at Government House today to honour some of the State's longest-serving volunteers.

Ironman event secures funding until 2020

Sunday 03 Dec 2017

IRONMAN Western Australia (IMWA) has been secured for another three years, with the State Government announcing funding until 2020.

Perth Stadium Station now complete

Saturday 02 Dec 2017

The train station for the new Optus Stadium is now complete and ready to receive thousands of passengers for the stadium's first major event – the free Community Open Day on Sunday January 21, 2018.

Country areas enriched by sporting events support

Friday 01 Dec 2017

The McGowan Government has announced four events to enrich sport and recreation in regional Western Australia.

Small sporting grants make a big difference

Friday 01 Dec 2017

More than 20 sport and recreation clubs will get a helping hand for small projects thanks to the latest round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).

Wheelchair basketball program a first for WAIS

Tuesday 28 Nov 2017

The Western Australian Institute of Sport has announced its first specialist Paralympic program.

False billing and unsolicited invoices

Wednesday 22 Nov 2017

Consumer Protection has had a number of recent reports from sporting associations that have received an unsolicited invoice for payment for services that they have not ordered.

Football West belts up with the Insurance Commission

Tuesday 21 Nov 2017

Treasurer Ben Wyatt has announced the Insurance Commission of Western Australia will provide $540,000 of funding to Football West over three years for their participation in the Belt Up campaign.

Australia v England One Day International to be played at Optus Stadium

Monday 20 Nov 2017

Optus Stadium will host the One Day International cricket match between Australia and England on Sunday January 28, 2018 – in what is expected to be the highest-attended sporting match in Western Australian history.

Funding to put Collie Motorplex on road to national accreditation

Friday 17 Nov 2017

The McGowan Government will provide an additional $314,000 for the Collie Motorplex redevelopment, to bring the facility to national standards and create opportunities for major sporting events in the South West.

Junior drag racing suspended until outcome of police investigation

Monday 13 Nov 2017

Junior competition drag racing at Perth Motorplex has been suspended pending the outcome of the police investigation into a fatal accident involving a junior driver on November 11.