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New website puts WA’s world-class trails on the map

May 5, 2022
The State Government has invested in a new website making it possible for anyone to access Western Australia's world-class trails network.

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Reconciliation Week

Reconciliation Week street banners have rolled out across WA

27 May 2022
The Reconciliation Week Street Banner project is in its 11th year with a record number of banners flying across prominent locations in regional and metro Western Australia.
Illustration of positive and diverse Aboriginal people. Be Brave. Make Change. National Reconciliation Week 2022.

National Reconciliation Week kicks off in WA

27 May 2022
The State Government is proud to join this year's National Reconciliation Week, challenging all Western Australians to consider the 2022 theme of 'Be Brave. Make Change'.
Stars of Kid Snow - Billy Howle, Phoebe Tonkin and Tom Bateman

UK actors in Kalgoorlie and Perth for first feature film production since WA border reopened

27 May 2022
Well-known UK actors have touched down in the Goldfields-Esperance region for the first feature film production in Western Australia since our border reopened, with production of Kid Snow made possible thanks to major investment from the State Government.
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Flying of flags: National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week

24 May 2022

LG Alert

Flying the Indigenous Flags on National Sorry Day and throughout National Reconciliation Week recognises the significance of these events for all Australians and is a sign of respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture.
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Changes to application deadlines for some culture and the arts grants

24 May 2022
There are some important dates to remember if you’re planning to apply to some of the department’s culture and the arts grant programs.
How to Please a Woman promotional poster showing a woman smiling with a man washing a wall with no shirt

WA feature film ‘How to Please a Woman’ hits cinemas nationally

20 May 2022
Western Australian writer/director Renée Webster and producers Tania Chambers and Judi Levine have premiered their locally produced feature film 'How to Please a Woman' in cinemas across Australia.
Cast of Shipwreck Hunters Australia standing around a round table with a map

WA Documentary series Shipwreck Hunters Australia to premiere on Disney+

20 May 2022
A documentary series featuring epic shipwreck stories along the Western Australian coastline will premiere on Disney plus in the coming months.
Local street

Differential general rates and minimum payments

20 May 2022

LG Alert

Western Australia’s local governments are required to advertise their rates from 1 May.
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Open by Design principles free webinar

18 May 2022

LG Alert

The Office of the Information Commissioner is launching a series of new publications about Open by Design principles.
Hand sanitiser and mask

$1.65 million to keep WA’s sport and recreation clubs COVID-safe

18 May 2022
The State Government has announced $1.65 million in funding for COVID-related cleaning and personal hygiene costs at local community sport and active recreation clubs.
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Albany Sharks club president wins prestigious volunteer award

17 May 2022
The Great Southern region has kicked off National Volunteer Week by celebrating two of its finest volunteers for their outstanding commitment to the sporting community.
White text on red background reading, 'National Volunteer Week 2022 Better Together 16-22 May 2022'

National Volunteer Week underway for 2022

16 May 2022
Australia's largest annual celebration of volunteering, National Volunteer Week (16 to 22 May 2022), is underway for 2022.
An artists impression of the Perth Cultural Centre

Perth Cultural Centre Masterplan released

15 May 2022
The State Government has allocated an additional $15 million in funding to deliver an expanded redevelopment of the Perth Cultural Centre (PCC).
Optus Stadium view from the Swan River at twilight.

Rugby World Cup coming to Australia in 2027 and 2029

13 May 2022
The Rugby World Cup is heading down under in 2027 for the men's and 2029 for the women's tournaments after Australia was awarded hosting rights for the blockbuster global events last night.
Montage of actors from the movie 'Where all the lights tend to go'

US feature film coming to WA for post-production

11 May 2022
The State Government's commitment to developing Western Australia's screen industry is supporting incredible productions being drawn to WA.
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Screen Industry Strategy to provide 10-year vision for development of WA Screen sector

10 May 2022
The development of a WA Screen Industry Strategy is getting underway to ensure Western Australia is best placed to grow and develop the film and screen sector over the coming decade.
Yagan Square is lit up at night

Music, markets and mini-museums to bring Yagan Square to life

10 May 2022
Yagan Square will come alive with activity across autumn and winter, with the launch of an exciting free events program at the precinct in the heart of the city.
Trails WA website with a search field and the title, find yourself in amazing places. Darkened image of a cyclist on a bush track in the background.

New website puts WA’s world-class trails on the map

5 May 2022
The State Government has invested in a new website making it possible for anyone to access Western Australia's world-class trails network.
Optus Stadium view from the Swan River at twilight.

Optus Stadium’s accessible rooftop experiences a first in Australia

5 May 2022
Following the opening of Optus Stadium's VERTIGO rooftop experience in March, the experience is now open to people of all abilities.
Business owner standing in front of their patisserie with customers using an alfresco area

South Freo patisserie first to receive grant in $5 million COVID-19 Activating Alfresco program

4 May 2022
The first rebate in the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ Activating Alfresco Rebate Program has been made to a local patisserie in South Fremantle.
A crane lifting a restored balcony on His Majesty's Theatre

Uplifting experience for His Majesty's Theatre

29 Apr 2022
The restoration of His Majesty’s Theatre reached another key stage on Saturday 23 April, with the installation of the first level of the iconic Perth landmark’s balconies to their original state.
Hooper v England Player; Rise for the Rivalry

Tickets on sale for historic Wallabies v England Perth test match

28 Apr 2022
Tickets for the first game of the Wallabies 2022 eToro England Series are now on sale, with seats for the Perth test match set to be snapped up by rugby fans.
Teague Wyllie of Western Australia poses after receiving his cap during day one of the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Victoria at the WACA

State cricket stars shine with the help of the ATSS and RASP

28 Apr 2022
Teague Wyllie has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the professional ranks of Western Australian cricket with his recent debut for WA, as well as being a part of the historic WA team who recently won the Sheffield Shield.
Pam Glossop

Veteran administrator and Olympian retires

28 Apr 2022
After 6 years as Club Development Officer at the City of Busselton, Pam Glossop said her farewells and prepared for retirement and a life on the road traveling around Australia.
Photo portrait of Brendan McNally

New Regional Officer for DLGSC South West Office

28 Apr 2022
Get to know Brendan McNally, who is the new Regional Officer for the South West office in Bunbury
Ella du Preez holding up her trophy

South West Academy of Sport Awards Night 2021-22

28 Apr 2022
The South West Academy of Sport (SWAS) held yet another successful annual awards dinner in early February in Bunbury.
Bryce Hosannah of Leeds throws the ball in during a pre-season friendly match between Manchester United and Leeds United at Optus Stadium on July 17, 2019 in Perth, Australia.

Premier League superstars kicking goals for Perth in International Festival of Football blockbuster event

28 Apr 2022
Four English Premier League clubs will bring their star power to Perth when they make our city their home for a blockbuster weekend of sensational matches before tens of thousands of fans at Optus Stadium in July.
Graphic with text: CenefestOZ Albany Film Festival 28 April to 1 May 2022

Albany audiences take their seats for expanded CinefestOZ

28 Apr 2022
CinefestOZ Albany will take place from 28 April to 1 May 2022, allowing Great Southern film lovers to experience and celebrate the very best in Australian film.
A close-up photo of audience members

COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor

27 Apr 2022
March 2022 results out now.

Event Grants Program

27 Apr 2022
The State Government has announced a new $4 million event grants program towards events and activities to revitalise the CBD and Northbridge.
Optus Stadium at sunset

Australian Masters Games kicks off

22 Apr 2022
The Australian Masters Games will kick off tonight with an opening ceremony at Optus Stadium, signalling the first major national mass participation event to take place in Western Australia since the borders reopened.
Australian flag

Flying of flags: ANZAC Day

20 Apr 2022

LG Alert

Anzac Day is a day of special significance to all Australians, particularly for our serving military personnel and returned veterans.
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Submissions to the proposed local government reforms

14 Apr 2022
Submissions to the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries on proposed local government reforms are now available for viewing.
A computer drawn masterplan

State Government commits additional $5 million to support East Fremantle Oval redevelopment

14 Apr 2022
The East Fremantle Oval redevelopment will proceed as planned thanks to a further $5 million contribution from the State Government.
Matt Philip of the Wallabies wins a line-out during the Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks.

Wallabies set to take on England in spectacular Perth Test Match

5 Apr 2022
England Rugby will return to Perth for the first time in 12 years to take on the Wallabies at Optus Stadium in another major event announcement today.
Library shelves

Your local public library needs you

1 Apr 2022
Community members are urged to have their say on the future of public libraries in Western Australia.
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