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

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

Tuesday 31 Oct 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

Tuesday 31 Oct 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 Labor Government’s netball commitment takes centre court

Friday 27 Oct 2017

The McGowan Labor Government has shot another goal, with the 2017-18 State Budget delivering $1.8 million to the Fremantle Netball Association to upgrade the Gibson Park netball courts.

Kicking goals, shooting hoops and delivering election commitments

Thursday 26 Oct 2017

The McGowan Labor Government has delivered on its election commitment to provide $746,000 to upgrade facilities on the western side of the popular HBF Arena in Joondalup.

McGowan Government secures AFL matches at Perth Stadium

Sunday 22 Oct 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

Sunday 22 Oct 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

Wednesday 18 Oct 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

Saturday 07 Oct 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

Friday 06 Oct 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).

Hopman Cup 2018 set to be best yet in 30th year

Wednesday 04 Oct 2017

One of the best player line-ups in the tournament's history will compete at the Mastercard Hopman Cup in 2018.

Western Australians encouraged to get outdoors this October

Monday 02 Oct 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

Tuesday 26 Sep 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

Monday 25 Sep 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

Friday 22 Sep 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.

Have some fun in the outdoors at the Camp Quaranup Community Open Day

Wednesday 20 Sep 2017

Saturday, 14th October 2017 will see Camp Quaranup (Albany, WA) opening its doors to the community.

Fremantle Dockers AFLW game confirmed for Perth Stadium

Tuesday 19 Sep 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

Monday 18 Sep 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

Friday 15 Sep 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

Tuesday 12 Sep 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

Sunday 10 Sep 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.