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

Leading the way on diversity in sport and recreation

Monday 15 Oct 2018

An advisory group that will develop strategies and initiatives to improve gender diversity in the sport and recreation industry met for the first time on Friday, October 12.

McGowan Government supporting active and engaged communities

Thursday 04 Oct 2018

Local community and sporting organisations are being encouraged to apply to share in $1 million in funding from the State Government's Targeted Participation Program (TPP).

McGowan Government supporting next generation of Wheatbelt sports stars

Wednesday 03 Oct 2018

Premier Mark McGowan today visited the Wheatbelt region to announce a number of important community grants in support of developing the next generation of regional sporting champions.

Outdoors October encourages Western Australians to get outside and be active

Monday 01 Oct 2018

Outdoors October begins today with the month-long celebration of outdoor active recreation encouraging Western Australians of all ages to get outside, be active and take in the natural world around them.

Australia’s best hitting Collie for ATV Motocross Nationals

Friday 21 Sep 2018

Collie is bracing for the arrival of Australia's premier quad bike riding event, with the country's best set to converge on the South West town this October to battle it out for honours at the All Terrain Vehicle Motocross Nationals.

Perth to host 2019 Australian Masters Rowing Championships

Thursday 20 Sep 2018

The Australian Masters Rowing Championships will be held at the Champion Lakes Regatta Centre in Perth next year.

New era for Fremantle Netball Association as McGowan Government backs pavilion upgrades

Tuesday 18 Sep 2018

The award-winning Fremantle Netball Association is set to undergo a revitalisation, with the McGowan Government supporting the southern suburbs netball hub to build a brand new $1.8 million pavilion.

Champions 2 Country brings sporting stars to the East Kimberley

Wednesday 12 Sep 2018

Young people in East Kimberley will have a chance to be inspired by Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallists as part of the annual Champions 2 Country tour, which starts today.

South West Academy of Sport celebrates a decade of developing champions

Tuesday 11 Sep 2018

The South West Academy of Sport (SWAS) today celebrated 10 years of developing sporting talent in the region with Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray joining athletes, supporters and staff to mark a decade of achievement.

Surf life saving championships return to WA in 2022

Tuesday 04 Sep 2018

Western Australia will again play host to one of the world's largest ocean sports events when the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships ('Aussies') returns in 2022.

Funding on track for Asia-Pacific’s biggest mountain bike event

Monday 27 Aug 2018

The State Government, through Tourism Western Australia, has signed a three-year deal to fund one of the biggest mountain bike events in the Asia-Pacific region, the Cape to Cape MTB.

Optus Stadium kick-to-kick for fans at historic WAFL Grand Final

Thursday 23 Aug 2018

Optus Stadium will host a historic first WAFL Grand Final this September where fans will be welcomed onto the ground for an open kick-to-kick after the final siren.

Record one million fans watch AFL football in WA at Optus Stadium

Monday 20 Aug 2018

Optus Stadium yesterday welcomed its one millionth AFL fan during the West Coast Eagles versus Melbourne Demons clash, breaking the magical one million fan mark for the first time in the State's history.

Trusted WA local RAC secures Arena naming rights

Sunday 19 Aug 2018

Well-respected Western Australian organisation RAC has secured the naming rights for Perth Arena for at least the next five years.

McGowan Government levels the playing field for women’s sport

Tuesday 14 Aug 2018

Women's sport is set to benefit from a new $250,000 annual fund to enable the State's grassroots clubs to revitalise change rooms and other facilities to accommodate booming participation levels.

Help for young regional athletes to train and compete

Monday 13 Aug 2018

The latest round of the McGowan Government's Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme has today opened, with country athletes able to apply for funding to make it easier to travel and compete.

McGowan Government backs local brewer for nib Stadium contract

Friday 10 Aug 2018

The McGowan Government is forging another partnership with home-grown Western Australian success story Gage Roads Brewing Co, awarding the local business the exclusive beer and cider contract at nib Stadium.

Sport and recreation’s best and most innovative recognised

Thursday 09 Aug 2018

An inclusive hockey team, a collaborative sports weekend and a not-for-profit's dedication to volunteering have all won awards at the 2017/18 Sport and Recreation Industry Awards.

Workshop drives draft motorsport strategy forward

Tuesday 07 Aug 2018

Peak bodies, local government authorities and the State Government have met to discuss the draft of the WA Motorsport Strategy.

Date announced for 2019 Bledisloe Cup clash at Optus Stadium

Tuesday 31 Jul 2018

One of the biggest events in world sport, the Bledisloe Cup, will be played at the Optus Stadium to an expected sell-out crowd on August 10, 2019.