News

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

WA sailing legend Jon Sanders completes 10th circumnavigation

Wednesday 20 Dec 2017

Record-breaking Western Australian yachting legend Jon Sanders AO OBE CitWA today completed his 10th circumnavigation of the world.

WA secures two national swimming championship events in 2020

Monday 18 Dec 2017

The State Government has secured two national swimming championship events for Perth in 2020, which are expected to attract more than 6,000 visitors and contribute about $7 million to the Western Australian economy.

International Volunteer Day honours local contributions

Tuesday 05 Dec 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.

Ironman event secures funding until 2020

Sunday 03 Dec 2017

IRONMAN Western Australia (IMWA) has been secured for another three years, with the State Government announcing funding until 2020.

Perth Stadium Station now complete

Saturday 02 Dec 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

Friday 01 Dec 2017

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

Small sporting grants make a big difference

Friday 01 Dec 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

Tuesday 28 Nov 2017

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

False billing and unsolicited invoices

Wednesday 22 Nov 2017

Consumer Protection has had a number of recent reports from sporting associations that have received an unsolicited invoice for payment for services that they have not ordered.

Football West belts up with the Insurance Commission

Tuesday 21 Nov 2017

Treasurer Ben Wyatt has announced the Insurance Commission of Western Australia will provide $540,000 of funding to Football West over three years for their participation in the Belt Up campaign.

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

Monday 20 Nov 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

Friday 17 Nov 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

Monday 13 Nov 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

Saturday 11 Nov 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

Saturday 11 Nov 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

Wednesday 08 Nov 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

Monday 06 Nov 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

Saturday 04 Nov 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.

Online client satisfaction survey now live

Friday 03 Nov 2017

Sport and Recreation Camps have launched an online survey to capture valuable feedback from its clients.

Funding for Swan Valley to boost walk and cycle trails

Thursday 02 Nov 2017

The Swan Valley will benefit from $50,000 Federal Government funding to create and upgrade walk and cycle trails, helping to boost tourism in the region.