Information for sports
Sport in Western Australia.
Sport plays an important role in society. This is perhaps not widely recognised or understood.
Sport helps to build communities through social inclusion and a sense of connection. Sport and recreation helps to bind families through shared experiences and shared achievements. Through participation, sport helps address anti-social behaviour and can support education.
Sport contributes to economic growth through business investment and employment, and helps sustain the environment through protecting open space and natural areas. It also promotes the use of active modes of transport, such as cycling and walking.
The department seeks to raise the level of awareness so that the value of sport and recreation is better recognised, appreciated and understood, and is committed to developing a comprehensive, strong and diverse sporting and recreational system in Western Australia that is easily accessible, encourages maximum participation and develops talent.
Some of the major topics and areas we help develop include:
Funding and scholarships
- Codes of conduct
- Combat Sports Commission
- High performance sport
- People development
- Learning and development
- It takes the whole community to send an athlete to the Olympic Games
- Organisational development
- Play by the Rules website
- Sports dimensions
- State representatives
- Working with children
- Western Australian Sports Federation (WASF)