Media releases

Keep informed about Department's news, funding and initiatives.

Western Australia secures BMX National Championships

Aug 14, 2017

The State Government, through Tourism WA, has secured the BMX National Championships for 2018 and 2021, which are expected to attract thousands of visitors to Western Australia.

McGowan Government to stand by Western Force

Aug 11, 2017

The McGowan Government has thrown its full support behind the Western Force as the club determines its next course of action, in response to the Australian Rugby Union's (ARU) decision to cancel its Super Rugby licence.

Margaret River Pro remains on Championship Tour

Aug 04, 2017

The Margaret River Pro will remain a top-tier surfing event after the World Surf League agreed to keep it as part of the Championship Tour (CT).

VenuesWest welcomes new board members

Aug 03, 2017

A national judo champion, a former Netball WA chief executive and the previous head of Southern Cross Austereo WA have been appointed as new members of the VenuesWest board.

Grassroots sports clubs invited to take dip in funding pool

Jul 07, 2017

Local sport and recreation clubs are being invited to apply for the new round of Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) small grants - as the State Government prepares to deliver $12 million to the most recent round of successful applicants.

Master plan to guide WA mountain biking towards world stage

Jul 05, 2017

The push to transform Western Australia into an international mountain biking destination has received a boost with the release of a master plan to guide the development of trails in Perth and Peel.

WA athletes get funding boost to support sporting goals

Jul 03, 2017

Four of Western Australia's best athletes have been selected as ambassadors for State Government sport and entertainment venue operator, VenuesWest, as part of a program to highlight the role venues play in developing our elite sportspeople.

From small things, big things grow

Jun 15, 2017

Tennis court upgrades, floodlights, cricket pitches and changerooms are just some of the projects which will benefit from the latest round of Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) Small Grants.

Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre opens

May 20, 2017

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray today congratulated the City of Cockburn on the opening of the new state-of-the-art Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre (ARC).

Trails blueprint paves way to revitalise regional towns

May 19, 2017

Trails development in Western Australia has taken a major step forward with the release of a blueprint set to guide economic development and job creation in regional towns.

McGowan Government getting on with the job of opening the stadium

May 10, 2017

Perth Stadium is now 82 per cent complete and on track for the start of the 2018 AFL season.

Volunteers rise and shine at recognition breakfast

May 08, 2017

Western Australia's sport and recreation volunteers have been thanked for their tireless service at the annual recognition breakfast in celebration of National Volunteer Week.

$8m supports strong sporting culture in WA

Feb 01, 2017

Sports ranging from fencing to cricket, and parachuting to rugby union, will share in $8.08 million as part of the Liberal National Government's Organisational Sustainability Program.

Research sweetens Swim for Fruit program

Jan 31, 2017

The Royal Life Saving Society WA's Jessica Cruickshank has been awarded the Dr Heather MacGowan OAM Scholarship, Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies announced today.

Upgrade and expansion of Collie Motorplex

Jan 30, 2017

The Liberal National Government will upgrade and expand Collie Motorplex through a funding allocation of $2.57 million.

West Coast Fever to play in Northam

Jan 26, 2017

Northam netballers will get a chance to see a special up-close West Coast Fever game next month, Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies announced today.

$5.7m for regional athletes, coaches and officials

Jan 23, 2017

Regional sport is the winner after the Liberal National Government today announced $5.7 million to support regional athletes, coaches and officials.

More seniors active with SilverSport program

Jan 19, 2017

More seniors will have the chance to get active with the expansion of the popular SilverSport pilot program to Albany and Bunbury.

Pool funding splashes for safety and training

Jan 18, 2017

Pool goers across Western Australia will benefit from funding for safety and training through the Community Pool Revitalisation Program.

$3.5m for regional sporting facilities

Jan 14, 2017

Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies today announced 10 regional sport and recreation projects would share in $3.5 million to improve local facilities.

$8.4 million for sports facilities in Perth metro

Jan 10, 2017

Grassroots sport in the metropolitan area will benefit from $8.4 million in funding for projects including installing floodlights, synthetic turf and upgraded facilities.

Plan for more mountain biking in Perth and Peel

Dec 13, 2016

The Liberal National Government has invited the community to have a say on the draft Perth and Peel Mountain Bike Master Plan 2016-2026, released for public comment today.

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

Dec 08, 2016

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

Bledisloe Cup coming to Perth Stadium in 2019

Dec 07, 2016

One of the biggest rivalries in world sport is coming to Perth Stadium in 2019 when Western Australia hosts its first ever Bledisloe Cup match.

New sports stadium for Esperance community

Dec 06, 2016

Esperance will get a new sports stadium as part of a $4.06 million investment through the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program, Regional Development Minister Terry Redman announced today.