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

Young athletes receive help to travel, compete

Tuesday 26 Jul 2016

More than 660 talented athletes from across Western Australia will be given a helping hand to train, travel and compete, thanks to the latest round of subsidies from the Liberal National Government's Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme.

Perth to host Australia’s biggest sporting event

Friday 15 Jul 2016

Australia’s biggest sporting event – the Rugby League State of Origin series - is coming to Perth Stadium in 2019.

Armadale Line open for business

Monday 11 Jul 2016

Commuters are being reminded services on the Armadale and Thornlie Lines have resumed as planned.

Sports sustainability increased through funds

Wednesday 06 Jul 2016

Sports ranging from archery to ice hockey will share in $1.3 million in funding thanks to the Liberal National Government's Organisational Sustainability Program.

NAIDOC celebrates netball and friendship

Tuesday 05 Jul 2016

More than 100 teams will be going for goals at the 2016 NAIDOC Netball Carnival tomorrow (July 6).

Time for women to Get Onboard and Lead

Wednesday 29 Jun 2016

State Sporting Associations will be targeted under a new initiative designed to increase the number of women in leadership roles in the sport and recreation sector.

Perth Stadium operator agreement signed

Tuesday 28 Jun 2016

The Liberal National Government has executed the operator agreement with VenuesLive Management Services (VenuesLive, formerly Stadium Australia Operations) allowing it to commence its role as operator of Perth Stadium.

Regional centres enriched by competitions

Friday 24 Jun 2016

Regional West Australians will have the chance to experience national sporting events thanks to the latest round of the Liberal National Government's Country Sport Enrichment Scheme (CSES).

Finalists showcasing WA’s best in sport and recreation

Monday 20 Jun 2016

From an innovative inclusive junior football program to competing against the world’s best triathletes in Busselton, the finalists for the 2016/17 Sport and Recreation Industry Awards have been announced.

Premier opens City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club

Friday 17 Jun 2016

Premier Colin Barnett has officially opened the new City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club in City Beach, made possible with the support of $950,000 each from Lotterywest and the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR).

WA female AFL team a win for all

Wednesday 15 Jun 2016

Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies today congratulated the Fremantle Football Club on receiving a licence to field a team in the 2017 AFL National Women's League.

Four weeks until major planned rail disruption

Tuesday 07 Jun 2016

Armadale and Thornlie line passengers are being urged to plan ahead for the longest continuous planned train service disruption in Transperth’s history.

Bowls WA honours best at awards

Friday 03 Jun 2016

Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies has congratulated the best of the bowls community during the annual Bowls WA Awards.

New commercial partner for Perth Stadium precinct

Thursday 02 Jun 2016

Chevron Australia has become the second Perth Stadium commercial partner, with the riverside location within the sports precinct to be known as the Chevron Parkland.

More than $500,000 in grants for local sporting clubs

Wednesday 01 Jun 2016

Community sport across Western Australia will benefit from the latest round of Liberal National Government grants for small sport and recreation projects.

Mills Park Community Centre officially opened

Friday 27 May 2016

State Government provides $8 million in support for community infrastructure Premier Colin Barnett has officially opened the new Mills Park Community Centre in the City of Gosnells, made possible by $8 million in State Government grants.

New synthetic hockey turf gold for Kookaburras

Friday 20 May 2016

The town of Narrogin will celebrate the opening of their new synthetic turf hockey surface with two games between the Kookaburras and Great Britain this weekend.

Kicking goals for women's soccer in Balga

Monday 16 May 2016

Premier Colin Barnett officially opened the upgraded pavilion for the Northern Redbacks Women's Soccer Club at Balga's Celebration Park today, which benefitted from $500,000 in State Government funding.

Sport 4 All

Friday 13 May 2016

2016-17 Budget Infographic including Sports and Recreation Investment

Our State Budget 2016-17: Supporting and protecting our community – Lathlain Park kicks redevelopment goal

Friday 13 May 2016

The State Government has reinforced its support for community sport by allocating $10 million over four years to redevelop Lathlain Park, which will include a new training home for the West Coast Eagles.