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Optus Stadium view from the Swan River at twilight.

WA talent front and centre at AFL Grand Final

Sep 18, 2021
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is proud to have supported and worked with the WA contemporary music sector to ensure that some of Western Australia’s most iconic musicians take centre stage at this year’s historic AFL Grand Final in Perth.

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Artist's impression of the upgraded WACA Ground

Stand down: WACA makes way for all-abilities playground

14 Jun 2022
Demolition of the Prindiville Stand at the iconic WACA Ground is now complete, making way for an all-abilities playground as part of the WACA Ground Improvement Project.
People on a bowling green lit up at night

State funding lights up local bowlo

12 Jun 2022
Perth bowls enthusiasts can celebrate greater access to Mount Lawley Bowling Club facilities, with the official opening of the club's new greens and lighting upgrades today.
Water polo goalie in action saving a goal

Thousands of visitors coming to WA for 2023 Australian Youth Water Polo Championships and star-studded international tests

9 Jun 2022
Western Australia will host the largest water polo event held in Australia next year alongside an international series featuring the champion United States Olympic women's team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Black and white photograph of Shane Warne holding his hat and bowing on a cricket field

Optus Stadium to broadcast Shane Warne’s memorial service

22 Mar 2022
Shane Warne's memorial service will be broadcast live at Optus Stadium — with Western Australians invited to pay their respects to the cricket legend at WA's home of sport on Wednesday 30 March 2022.
Female basketball players and coach huddling together in circle. Image credit: Joos Mind, Getty Images

New funding program to build capacity of State Sporting Associations

14 Mar 2022
State sporting associations (SSAs) will have access to a new program that provides more pathways for coaches and officials to pursue development opportunities, thanks to the State Government.
Blurred image of cyclers in a street race

WA regions score with grants to grow sport

4 Mar 2022
Regional Western Australians will get more opportunities to participate in sport thanks to the State Government's latest round of Regional Servicing Grants worth $870,000.
Artist impression of the State Football Centre showing players in the foreground and the building in the background

Main works contract awarded for State Football Centre project

3 Mar 2022
The main works contract for the new State Football Centre in Queens Park has been awarded to Broad Construction, with works scheduled to begin this month.
Montage of Tokyo Paralympian dual gold medallist Madison de Rozario OAM with Christina Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of the Western Australian Cricket Association

WA’s top sports stars shine under Optus Stadium lights

28 Feb 2022
The State's most outstanding sports stars were recognised at the prestigious SportWest Awards ceremony held at Optus Stadium recently.
A football laying on grass

Elite-level football matches scheduled for Northampton

1 Feb 2022
Mid West football fans are in for a treat, with WAFL and WAFLW teams holding their 30 April fixtures at the Northampton Football Club.
A cricket match in play at Optus Stadium at sunset

Perth’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup fixtures announced

21 Jan 2022
Six of the top eight men's T20 teams — including Australia, England, India and South Africa — will do battle for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Perth in October.
HBF Stadium view from the front

New facility to spring WA’s divers onto the world stage

19 Jan 2022
The State Government has started building a new dryland dive centre at HBF Stadium that will help athletes hone their craft to give them the best chance at Commonwealth and Olympic success.
A lady and a gentleman dancing on a dance floor.

Project means more people ‘Candance’

13 Jan 2022
The Candance Dance Studio Bunbury is providing opportunities in DanceSport for people with special needs through the ‘Shall we Dance Sport’ project.
Two ladies smiling at the camera.

South Mandurah club supporting tennis for all

13 Jan 2022
The South Mandurah Tennis Club recently worked with local disability services providers and education support schools to set up the Tennis For All program.
A group of older children

Volunteers make the world go round

16 Dec 2021
Talking about the huge value of sport and recreation volunteers may well be preaching to the choir but it never hurts to make just a little bit more noise about them.
A montage of people with Nic Naitannui on Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Footy heads to the islands

16 Dec 2021
The local community newsletter said it all: The Eagles have landed.
Artists impression of the upgraded WACA Ground

Howzat! WACA upgrades underway with demolition of Inverarity Stand

10 Dec 2021
Work is well underway on the WACA Ground Improvement Project, with the iconic Inverarity Stand demolished to make way for the future aquatic centre.
Football players celebrating after a win at a World Cup match

Perth to host five FIFA Women's World Cup games in 2023

2 Dec 2021
Perth will host five 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup games as part of one of the biggest series of football matches Western Australia has ever seen.
A group of athletes holding balloons for the KidSport 10 year anniversary

10 years of helping kids connect with community through Kidsport

18 Nov 2021
The State Government’s popular KidSport program celebrated 10 years of helping families connect with their community through sport at a special event held in Leederville today.
Tamsin Cook swimming  the Women's 800m Freestyle heat on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Four WA athletes to benefit from VenuesWest Brand Ambassador Program

10 Nov 2021
Four of the State's high performing athletes have been selected for the VenuesWest Brand Ambassador Program which is now in its fourth year.
A general view at sunset during day four of the First Test match in the series between Australia and New Zealand at Optus Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Perth, Australia.

New members appointed to VenuesWest board

2 Nov 2021
The VenuesWest board, which oversees Western Australia's best sport and entertainment venues, has welcomed two new members.
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Geraldton Basketball Stadium election commitment in the basket

18 Oct 2021
A $4.5 million upgrade to Geraldton Basketball Stadium is getting underway following the delivery of a State Government election commitment towards the project.
Female footballer holding a footbal

Country football kicks goals for mental health

13 Oct 2021
Health Minister Roger Cook today announced the WA Country Football League (WACFL) has been awarded a three-year Healthway grant totalling $855,000 to continue its mental health promotion program.
Montage of people participating in rugby league on Cocos Island

Indian Ocean adventures with rugby league

11 Oct 2021
Rugby league is one of the most popular sports across the islands of the Indian Ocean Territories thanks to a recent visit from the NRL.
Jessica Fox of Team Australia competes during the Women's Canoe Slalom Semi-final

New Swan River canoe slalom course opens

4 Oct 2021
A new flat water slalom course on the Swan River has officially opened today — just months after Jessica Fox won Australia's first Olympic gold medal in the canoe slalom event.
Jeremy Hayward of the Kookaburras in action during the FIH Pro League

Perth proves pitch-perfect with five major hockey events secured

29 Sep 2021
Some of the world's best men's and women's hockey players will be among thousands of visitors to Western Australia for a series of high-profile hockey events from 2022 to 2025.
Football close up

Kimberley footy set to reach new heights with $5 million boost

28 Sep 2021
The State Government is teaming up with the AFL to deliver a $5 million boost to one of football's most skilled, passionate, and remote talent pools — the Kimberley.
Giant AFL Sherrin football banner displayed on Matagarup Bridge

Matagarup mega-footy a sign of Perth's Grand Final fever

23 Sep 2021
Perth's AFL Grand Final fever has hit new heights with a giant Sherrin footy banner measuring approximately 12m high and 6.5m wide hanging over the Swan River from Perth's Matagarup Bridge.
Optus Stadium view from the Swan River at twilight.

WA talent front and centre at AFL Grand Final

18 Sep 2021
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is proud to have supported and worked with the WA contemporary music sector to ensure that some of Western Australia’s most iconic musicians take centre stage at this year’s historic AFL Grand Final in Perth.
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