Recreation in Western Australia
Recreation in Western Australia can be defined as those non-competitive physical activities that take place for leisure purposes in our community.
Recreation can be defined as those non-competitive physical activities that take place for leisure purposes in our community. It can be categorised into areas of aquatics, outdoor recreation and adventure, fitness, tracks and trails, and community recreation.
These are represented and support by their associated Recreation Representative Body.
Active recreation plays a vital role in our wellbeing and brings people together to create stronger communities. The department is leading various projects throughout the state in order to achieve this aim.
The department strives to improve the quality and level of recreation services in WA. A healthy recreation sector provides maximum opportunities for the entire community, including people with disabilities, youth, the elderly and the disadvantaged, to participate in activities.
Physical activity that involves water in an indoor or outdoor pool. Examples include swimming, diving and aqua aerobics.
Facts about swimming
Activities that are undertaken outside, in areas predominantly with unmodified natural landscape and may require large areas of land, water and/or air. Examples include horse riding, jet skiing, kayaking (river and sea), trail bike riding, mountain bike riding, orienteering, scuba diving, abseiling, bushwalking and waterskiing.
Facts about active recreation
Activities undertaken specifically to ensure individuals are in good physical condition. Examples include weight resistance training, group fitness (aerobics) and boot camp.
Facts about physical activity
Trails connect people with places and provide a wonderful way to discoverWestern Australia’s unique landscapes and explore our heritage. You canhike in our national parks and see spectacular wildflowers, paddledownstream through the tranquil forest or head off on an exhilaratingmountain bike adventure.
Provision of recreation services in a variety of community settings. Examples include recreation centres, parks and other shared amenities, fun runs and charity walks.
The Department of Sport and Recreation provides four fantastic recreational camps situated around the greater Perth area.
The camps offer schools and organisations the ideal location for conferences, personal development, team building and participation in a safe and fun environment.
More information on Recreation
Manager Recreation Services
Department of Sport and Recreation
246 Vincent Street, LEEDERVILLE WA 6007
PO Box 329, LEEDERVILLE WA 6903
Telephone (08) 9492 9718
Facsimile (08) 9492 9711
- Adventure Activity Standards
- Healthy Active Workplaces
- Nature Play WA
- People development
- Recreation bodies
- Recreation camps
- Recreation Custodians Group
- Recreation Strategic Reform Agenda
- Recreational Diving and Snorkeling Codes
- WActive Recreation Newsletter
- Active Living for All Framework