Media releases

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

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.

Healthway and Little Athletics promote healthy era for WA kids

Sep 18, 2017

A new partnership between Healthway and Little Athletics WA will promote the Go for 2&5 healthy eating message to thousands of young athletes aged between six and 17 and their families.

At-risk youth to be helped to connect with their communities

Sep 15, 2017

At-risk youth will benefit from the opening of the latest round of Youth Engagement Scheme funding through programs which will help them connect with their community.

Western Australians urged to keep watch by the water this summer

Sep 12, 2017

The Royal Lifesaving Society of WA today released sad and sobering statistics showing 42 people drowned in Western Australia in 2016-17, a 17 per cent increase on the 10-year average.

Perth Stadium to officially open with free Community Open Day

Sep 10, 2017

The $1.45 billion Perth Stadium and surrounding Stadium Park will officially open with a free Community Open Day on Sunday January 21, 2018.

Sporting projects building communities and creating jobs

Sep 08, 2017

The McGowan Labor Government will fund more than 200 community sporting projects in 2017-18, through allocations ranging from $2,500 to $2 million, with a particular focus on junior and grassroots sport in the growing outer suburbs.

McGowan Government kicks off Commonwealth Games appeal

Sep 06, 2017

More than 30 Western Australian Commonwealth Games hopefuls will come together today at the Western Australian Institute of Sport to launch their fundraising Team Appeal on the road to Gold Coast 2018.

New multi-sport facility to boost grassroots sport in Kalbarri

Sep 04, 2017

Grassroots sport in Kalbarri has been enhanced with the opening of a new Royalties for Regions-supported multi-sport facility for tennis, netball and basketball.

Gosnells Cricket Club receives $150,000 for new indoor nets

Aug 30, 2017

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray this week joined Southern River MLA Terry Healy to deliver on an election commitment to fund $150,000 towards new indoor, all-weather nets at Gosnells Cricket Club.

State Government to allow full capacity for Ed Sheeran concerts

Aug 29, 2017

The McGowan Government has lifted the cap previously placed on the first Ed Sheeran concert at Perth Stadium next year, allowing an extra 15,000 tickets to go on sale.

Perth to host NRL opening weekend double-header

Aug 29, 2017

Thousands of people are expected to travel to Perth for two matches of the opening weekend of the 2018 National Rugby League premiership season.

McGowan Government backs Eagles for AFL Women’s expansion

Aug 27, 2017

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray has thrown his support behind the West Coast Eagles' bid to become one of the new teams in an expanded AFL Women's competition in 2019.

Revitalised Perth SpeedDome ready to welcome top cycling meets

Aug 25, 2017

Perth SpeedDome has been given a new lease on life with a $2.52 million State Government revitalisation delivering a new velodrome and major facelift to WA's home of elite track cycling.

McGowan Government funds Piara Waters oval upgrades

Aug 21, 2017

The McGowan Government's Local Projects, Local Jobs initiative has started to roll out in the southern suburbs, with Piara Waters Junior Football Club receiving $20,000 towards fencing upgrades at its playing oval.

State's oldest handicapped road cycle race turns 92

Aug 18, 2017

Western Australia's oldest handicapped cycle road race—the Collie to Donnybrook Cycling Classic—rolls over the start line for the 92nd time this Saturday.

McGowan Government rejects Eastern States push for sport control

Aug 18, 2017

The McGowan Government will today oppose plans to centralise funding and control of Australian sport in the Eastern States at the annual Meeting of Sport and Recreation Ministers in Sydney.

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.