Media releases

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

International Volunteer Day honours local contributions

Dec 05, 2017

International Volunteer Day celebrations will conclude with a garden party at Government House today to honour some of the State's longest-serving volunteers.

Perth Stadium Station now complete

Dec 02, 2017

The train station for the new Optus Stadium is now complete and ready to receive thousands of passengers for the stadium's first major event – the free Community Open Day on Sunday January 21, 2018.

Country areas enriched by sporting events support

Dec 01, 2017

The McGowan Government has announced four events to enrich sport and recreation in regional Western Australia.

Small sporting grants make a big difference

Dec 01, 2017

More than 20 sport and recreation clubs will get a helping hand for small projects thanks to the latest round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).

Wheelchair basketball program a first for WAIS

Nov 28, 2017

The Western Australian Institute of Sport has announced its first specialist Paralympic program.

Australia v England One Day International to be played at Optus Stadium

Nov 20, 2017

Optus Stadium will host the One Day International cricket match between Australia and England on Sunday January 28, 2018 – in what is expected to be the highest-attended sporting match in Western Australian history.

Funding to put Collie Motorplex on road to national accreditation

Nov 17, 2017

The McGowan Government will provide an additional $314,000 for the Collie Motorplex redevelopment, to bring the facility to national standards and create opportunities for major sporting events in the South West.

Junior drag racing suspended until outcome of police investigation

Nov 13, 2017

Junior competition drag racing at Perth Motorplex has been suspended pending the outcome of the police investigation into a fatal accident involving a junior driver on November 11.

Fierce international hockey rivals clash in Narrogin

Nov 11, 2017

Rivalry will be fierce as old enemies the Kookaburras and the Netherlands men's national field hockey Team clash at Narrogin in two games early next year.

Perth Arena celebrates five years of premier sport and entertainment

Nov 11, 2017

Perth Arena will celebrate its fifth anniversary with its busiest month yet, hosting 23 shows in just 30 days – as it continues its excellent standing as the most event-filled venue in Australia.

Optus secures naming rights to Perth Stadium

Nov 08, 2017

Optus has secured the naming rights to Perth Stadium for 10 years, with the venue to be known as Optus Stadium and the deal to deliver a multimillion-dollar return to the State.

Tickets to Perth Stadium official opening available this Thursday

Nov 06, 2017

Western Australians are urged to secure their free tickets to the official opening of Perth Stadium via the Perth Stadium website from 9am, Thursday, November 9.

HBF Arena opens new $24 million home for West Perth Football Club and Wanneroo Basketball Association

Nov 04, 2017

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray will today officially open the brand new basketball and football facilities at HBF Arena following an extensive $24 million redevelopment with majority of the funding from the State Government.

Arts and sports industries are the fastest growing jobs sector in WA

Oct 31, 2017

Latest figures from the 2016 Census show that the performing arts and sports sectors are the fastest growing providers of jobs in Western Australia.

Seniors invited to Have a Go at Burswood

Oct 31, 2017

Hula dancing, petanque, canoeing and Tai chi are some of the activities older Western Australians can try at this year's Have a Go Day, tomorrow at Burswood Park.

McGowan Government secures AFL matches at Perth Stadium

Oct 22, 2017

The McGowan Labor Government has concluded negotiations with football to secure Perth Stadium as the home ground for the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers from the start of the 2018 AFL season.

Perth Stadium pie contract awarded to WA company

Oct 22, 2017

Family-owned Perth company Mrs Mac's has beaten out Eastern States competition to win the tender to supply pies and pastries to Perth Stadium.

WA baton bearers become part of Commonwealth Games history

Oct 18, 2017

More than 300 Western Australians will be part of sporting history as baton bearers for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

Table tennis veterans serving up fast and furious competition

Oct 07, 2017

More than 400 players aged from 30 into their 80s will compete in the National Veterans Table Tennis Championships 2017 in Mandurah, beginning today.

Centre to make the Great Southern WA's adventure capital

Oct 06, 2017

Adventure opportunities in the Great Southern will be taken to a new level with today's launch of the Great Southern Centre for Outdoor Recreation Excellence (GSCORE).

Western Australians encouraged to get outdoors this October

Oct 02, 2017

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray is encouraging Western Australians to spend time in the State's amazing outdoors this month to celebrate Outdoors October.

Local projects create local jobs in Balcatta and Osborne Park

Sep 26, 2017

Three Balcatta and Osborne Park sports clubs will get revitalised clubrooms to the value of $85,000 thanks to the McGowan Government's Local Projects, Local Jobs initiative.

Local company Gage Roads secures Perth Stadium beer contract

Sep 25, 2017

Western Australia's own Gage Roads Brewing Co. has secured the beer and cider supply contract for Perth Stadium.

Mountain bikes roll into Albany for Southern MTB 2017

Sep 22, 2017

Starting as the Albany Urban Downhill in 2013, the Southern MTB 2017 festival now features five events and caters for riders of all ages and abilities.

Fremantle Dockers AFLW game confirmed for Perth Stadium

Sep 19, 2017

The Fremantle Dockers Women's side is on track to make history when it plays against an AFL Women's rival at Perth Stadium on February 10, 2018 - with the match expected to be the biggest standalone women's sport event ever held in Australia.