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Sports champions inspire Mid West youth

06 Dec 2019

Young people in WA’s Mid West met and learnt tips from some of Australia’s best sporting champions as part of the Champions 2 Country tour held last month.

Minister McGurk and Minister Murray

Levelling the playing field in sports leadership

19 Nov 2019

The State Government has begun assisting Western Australian sporting associations to achieve new national targets to increase the low number of women represented in leadership roles in sport.

Ian Prior of the Force leads the team out onto the field during the Global Rapid Rugby match between the Western Force and the World XV at HBF Park. Photo: Getty Images.

VenuesWest delivers gold medal winning performance

07 Oct 2019

State Government venue owner and operator, VenuesWest has enjoyed its most successful year ever, breaking records for attendances, events held, and funding reinvested in support of elite sport.

Elyse Villani of the Scorchers plays a reverse sweep shot at Lilac Hill

Lilac Hill Park redevelopment supporting women’s sport boom

28 Sep 2019

Community cricket ground Lilac Hill Park is undergoing a revitalisation to support the huge recent growth in the women’s game — with a $2.1 million upgrade underway to give the facility a new lease of life and offer unisex facilities for the first time.

A general view of play during Game 1 of the Women's One Day International series between Australia and New Zealand at the WACA on February 22, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

WACA change rooms changing with the times

26 Aug 2019

The State Government has contributed $100,000 to the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) to help build new unisex change rooms in the lead up to the 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup.

Nicky Winmar poses with his statue during the Nicky Winmar statue unveiling at Optus Stadium on July 06, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Nicky Winmar statue unveiled at Optus Stadium

06 Jul 2019

A statue depicting Nicky Winmar’s courageous stand against racism was unveiled at Optus Stadium today by the AFL great, Premier Mark McGowan and AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan.

Female footballer holding a footbal

CSRFF focus on women’s facilities as demand surges

19 Jun 2019

Sport in Western Australia is set to benefit from an increased funding allocation to make facilities accessible to women in the latest round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) program.

Ern Halliday Wet n Wild Jan 2020 flyer

Ern Halliday Wet ‘n’ Wild Three-Day Camp

22 January, 2020 at 8 30 AM-24 January, 2020 at 4 PM

Grab a friend and splash your way into our Wet ‘n’ Wild January 2020 holiday programs. No time to be bored with days of fun, water activities and outdoor adventures.

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Passports and Visas

Visas – Sport and Recreation Industry Forum

19 February, 2020, 10 AM-11 AM
Leederville, 6007

This unique forum, featuring staff from the Department of Home Affairs, is a great chance for leaders from all parts of the sport and recreation industry to learn more about the ins and outs of securing visas for coaches, athletes, officials and support staff that are travelling to Australia.

Participation and achievement in sport and recreation

We provide a range of services, initiatives and programs to help all Western Australians increase their physical activity in safe and inclusive environments.

Three junior netballers holding a netbal


KidSport enables Western Australian children to participate in community sport and recreation.

A group of netballers

Every Club

We are committed to giving every club in Western Australia access to resources, guides, training opportunities and information on how they can improve their club and support their volunteers and members.


Recreation camps

Our recreation camps are special places where Western Australians of all ages can participate in unique outdoor activities.

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Gender diversity

There are economic, cultural, social and health benefits to having more women involved in leadership roles.

A coach watching her players

People development

The heart and soul oif any organisation is its people, and why we emphasis capacity building.

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High performance

Creating a sports system for athletes to achieve their potential in national and international sport.

Hand holding passport with Australian immigration stamp for entering the country

Sports related visas

Western Australian sporting associations and clubs often need to work with coaches, players, officials, managerial staff and scientific staff from other countries.

A wheelchair basketballer


Being inclusive means welcoming everyone, regardless of age, gender, race and ability.

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Research and policy

Monitoring trends in sport and recreation, to deliver the best advice to the organisations we service.

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Places and spaces

Together with local government, we help the development of sport and recreation facilities in WA.

Funding for sport and recreation

The department provides funding to promote participation and achievement in sport and recreation.


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