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

10,000 Aboriginal kids active through KidSport

Thursday 31 Mar 2016

Latest statistics show that Aboriginal children now make up one in five KidSport participants who are playing sport and involved in a club in Western Australia.

Perth Stadium art opportunities

Thursday 31 Mar 2016

Artists are being invited to register their interest for the final two artwork opportunities being advertised for Perth Stadium and the surrounding sports precinct.

Great Aussie Camp Out 2016

Tuesday 29 Mar 2016

The official dates have been set for the 2016 Great Aussie Camp Out (GACO).

Kicking goals for multiculturalism on the footy field

Tuesday 22 Mar 2016

Children from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds are developing a passion for Australia's national sport thanks to the West Australian Football Commission's Welcome to AFL program.

When in doubt, sit them out

Wednesday 16 Mar 2016

A new video campaign to be screened during the winter sports season aims to educate people about the dangers of concussion in sport.

Australia’s finest junior athletes head to Perth

Wednesday 09 Mar 2016

More than 1,500 of the nation's best young athletes have descended on Perth to compete in the 2016 Australian Junior Athletics Championships.

Nicky Winmar Carnival for future AFL stars

Friday 04 Mar 2016

Talented Aboriginal footy players will have their skills on show this Sunday at the 2016 Nicky Winmar Carnival.

Fun for the whole family at Camp Quaranup, Albany

Wednesday 02 Mar 2016

Come and experience four days of family fun at Camp Quaranup, Albany during the April School holidays.

Great facilities keep West Australians active

Wednesday 02 Mar 2016

A new skate park in Calista, an innovative multipurpose synthetic playing field at Murdoch University and a new recreation centre in Pingelly are just some of the 31 projects given funding today by the State Government.

Work progressing on Swan River pedestrian bridge

Wednesday 02 Mar 2016

The first of two construction causeways for the Swan River pedestrian bridge will be completed this week from the Burswood Peninsula.

Perth Stadium cricket wicket testing begins

Tuesday 23 Feb 2016

Local cricketers are this week testing a drop-in wicket prototype that will guide the design and construction of the drop-in wickets to be used at Perth Stadium when it opens in 2018.

First shots fired at new shooting range

Tuesday 23 Feb 2016

Smallbore rifle shooting in Western Australia has a new home.

Virtual reality view of Perth Stadium Station

Wednesday 17 Feb 2016

Fans looking forward to heading to Perth Stadium in 2018 can now see what the $40million train station will look like, using an app on their smart phone or tablet.

Netball shoots goals in Great Southern

Tuesday 16 Feb 2016

West Coast Fever are taking their skills and expertise to Albany this week.

Preferred Perth Stadium operator named

Monday 08 Feb 2016

The State Government will enter into exclusive negotiations with Stadium Australia Operations to become operator of the Perth Stadium, following a three-month evaluation period and subsequent approval by State Cabinet.

Millions to help improve regional pools

Friday 05 Feb 2016

Municipal pools across regional Western Australia will be sparkling over the summer, thanks to funding from the Community Pool Revitalisation Program.

ActiveSmart gets the Wheatbelt moving

Friday 05 Feb 2016

The State Government today launched a $900,000 project to encourage people in the Wheatbelt to be more active.

Annual grants strengthen sport

Friday 05 Feb 2016

A new round of State Government funding is helping further strengthen Western Australian sports.

Rugby league’s biggest rivalry tackles Perth in 2016

Wednesday 27 Jan 2016

In a Perth-first for international rugby league, Australia will take on trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand at nib Stadium in October this year in the lead up to the 2016 Four Nations tournament in the United Kingdom.

Athletes helped to travel to compete and train

Friday 22 Jan 2016

Nearly 500 West Australian athletes have received subsidies to help their sporting dreams go one step further, under the State Government's Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme.