News

News from the Department highlighting funding, initiatives and projects in the sport and recreation industry.

Two-year deal secured for SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon

Tuesday 17 Apr 2018

The State Government has signed a two-year deal to fund the SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon in 2018 and 2019, which attracts some of the world's toughest athletes to Western Australia.

Trainees meet Minister

Tuesday 17 Apr 2018

Participants in the Wirrpanda Foundation's Sport and Recreation Traineeship Program recently had the opportunity to meet with Sport and Recreation Minister, the Hon. Mick Murray.

McGowan Government celebrates WA’s PyeongChang 2018 champions

Monday 16 Apr 2018

WA's five Winter Olympic and Paralympic athletes receive a standing ovation from Members of Parliament.

State provides funds to support Youth Week events

Friday 13 Apr 2018

Youth Minister Peter Tinley will formally launch Youth Week WA in South Hedland today, highlighting the McGowan Government's contribution to a week-long celebration that will include workshops, festivals and activities in music, art and sport across the State.

Having a magical outdoor time at Bickley

Wednesday 11 Apr 2018

Just under 700 people enjoyed the magic of the outdoors at the Bickley Camp Community Open Day on April 7.

Margaret River Pro showcases jewel in WA’s crown

Tuesday 10 Apr 2018

Tens of thousands of spectators are expected to watch the 2018 Margaret River Pro at the world-class facilities at Surfers Point, and millions of viewers via global broadcasts, showcasing the stunning region to the world.

Bickley Camp Open Day to provide outdoor adventures for families

Wednesday 04 Apr 2018

Families and kids of all ages have a chance to enjoy the magic of the outdoors at the Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp Community Open Day this weekend.

Grants to crank up local bike facilities

Tuesday 03 Apr 2018

A $6 million McGowan Government investment will help create more than 37 kilometres of new cycling path across Western Australia to improve the connection of local communities.

Volunteering wants you

Thursday 29 Mar 2018

If you’re a volunteer – we want you!

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Surf lifesavers descend on Scarborough

Wednesday 28 Mar 2018

More than 5,000 competitors will flock to Western Australia next month as Scarborough Beach hosts the 2018 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, known as 'The Aussies'.

WA’s Commonwealth Games heroes farewelled on road to Gold Coast 2018

Saturday 24 Mar 2018

The McGowan Government has farewelled Western Australia's Commonwealth Games team as it heads to the Gold Coast for the 2018 Games.

Sam Kerr’s Matildas waltz into Perth for historic first WA match

Saturday 24 Mar 2018

The McGowan Government has encouraged Western Australians to get behind Sam Kerr's Matildas in their historic first-ever WA match against Thailand at nib Stadium on Monday evening (March 26).

Bringing cultures together with the world game

Friday 16 Mar 2018

Young people from a number of Western Australia's cultural and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities will converge on Mills Park for the Football West Harmony Week Football Festival exhibition tomorrow (March 17).

Australian-first multicultural uniform guide opens sport to all

Thursday 15 Mar 2018

Women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds will now be able to participate in sport more easily, with the release today of an Australian-first multicultural uniform guide.

Premier Mark McGowan test drives Collie’s newest tourism drawcard

Friday 09 Mar 2018

Premier Mark McGowan has travelled to Collie to test out the upgraded track at Collie Motorplex – with the tourism drawcard attracting big crowds, benefiting local small businesses and creating jobs.

Mandurah community to share ovals with new school

Friday 09 Mar 2018

Families living in the City of Mandurah will soon be able to benefit from multiple ovals, which will be constructed this year for the new public secondary school in Lakelands.

AFLW ticket proceeds donated to charity

Saturday 03 Mar 2018

Women's Interests Minister Simone McGurk today presented cheques totalling $90,798 to the Starlight Children's Foundation and the Fremantle Dockers Foundation.

Future stars at Aboriginal sports carnivals

Friday 02 Mar 2018

Young Aboriginal athletes from all over the State will have a chance to show off their skills in three sporting carnivals over the next four days.

Construction begins at Albany’s Centennial Park

Wednesday 28 Feb 2018

The McGowan Government has fulfilled another election commitment, providing a further $6.922 million for the Centennial Park Sporting and Event Precinct development to grow membership in local sports clubs and attract major sporting events to Albany.

Community sporting grants benefit clubs throughout WA

Monday 26 Feb 2018

Sporting clubs and local governments from all over the State have received funding for important upgrades to facilities – boosting local sport, supporting small businesses, and creating jobs in the suburbs and the regions.