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

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.

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.