Sport and recreation in the South West

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Kimberley Pilbara Gascoyne Mid West Goldfields Wheatbelt Great Southern South West Peel People of the South West regard community facilities to be important, complementing the process of economic development and helping to attract workers to the region.

Sport and recreation activities range from competitive individual or team sports, to more passive activities, like enjoying a stroll on the beach or bushwalking on one of the many scenic forest trails.

Excellent sport and recreation facilities have been built throughout the region. There are indoor aquatic centres in Australind, Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, Donnybrook and Manjimup, along with indoor multi-purpose recreation centres located in most towns within the region.

The Department of Sport and Recreation, through its Bunbury office, continues to actively assist with the planning of the region's future needs to ensure an appropriate level of community infrastructure and opportunities for all to participate in their chosen leisure activity.

The South West office offers a range of workshops and seminars on coaching (via the South West Coaches Network) and club development. These opportunities provide the general public with access to speakers who teach the latest techniques for providing better sport and recreation services.

Sports regularly competing in the state's highest level of competition include basketball, netball, hockey, soccer and rugby. The South West is recognised as a nursery for many state and national team members across a variety of sports, with many locally developed athletes competing at the highest level. This success has seen the establishment of the first regional academy, the South West Academy of Sport, opening its doors in 2008.

Trails in the South West

Information on trails in the Warren Blackwood area


Local government contacts

A list of local government contacts for sport and recreation.

Upcoming events in the South West region

South West Aquatic Facilities Network meeting

Friday 05 September 2014

1409882400

WA State Trails and Outdoors Conference

Friday 10 October 2014

1412901000

The premier trails and outdoors industry event of the year.

Find a club in the South West

You can search for a sport or recreation club in the South West by searching the find a club database. This database lists clubs in your area, by activity or by age group.

If your club is not on this database, you can add your club's details to the database to receive information from the department and help new members find your club.

South West Academy of Sport

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Through the program, State Sporting Associations can seek funding to initiate and deliver sports development initiatives that match the skill level of their most talented athletes.

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Contact the South West office

South West Office - Bunbury
80A Blair Street, BUNBURY WA 6230
PO Box 2662, BUNBURY WA 6231
Telephone (08) 9792 6900
Facsimile (08) 9792 6999
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South West staff

Troy Jones

nullTroy Jones
nullRegional Manager South West
nullTelephone (08) 9792 6942
nullMobile 0417 954 944
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Jo Gibellini

nullJo Gibellini
nullRegional Officer
nullTelephone (08) 9792 6944
nullMobile 0431 980 667
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Moya McDougall

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nullRegional Administration Officer
nullTelephone (08) 9792 6943
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