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WA kicks off week of elite international football with ICON festival

Jul 20, 2022
The biggest festival of English Premier League football ever seen in Western Australia kicks off today with 3 days of celebration in the lead up to this weekend's blockbuster matches.

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ICON Festival of Events with a montage of footballers

WA kicks off week of elite international football with ICON festival

20 Jul 2022
The biggest festival of English Premier League football ever seen in Western Australia kicks off today with 3 days of celebration in the lead up to this weekend's blockbuster matches.
Different objects (such as animals and a gramophone) from museums on a yellow background with the words, 'Uncover WA's surprising collections on your next adventure'

Step right in, WAnderland is waiting

15 Jun 2022
For the first time, thousands of rare and remarkable items in museums, cultural centres and private collections across Western Australia have been brought together in a new online portal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle

Tourism operators celebrated at Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards

15 Nov 2021
Tourism business founder Troy Thomas was posthumously awarded the Sir David Brand Medal for Tourism at the 2021 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards last night.
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.
Sunrise at Busselton Jetty, Busselton, Western Australia

Two adrenaline-filled South West sporting events extended to 2023

6 Aug 2021
Two popular South West sporting events have each secured three-year State Government funding through Tourism WA's Regional Events Program.
Perth 2023 Australia World Transplant Games

Let the games begin!

5 Aug 2021
World Transplant Games to kick off in Perth 2023.
Fabian Coulthard drives the #12 Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustang during race 1 for the Perth Supernight as part of the 2019 Supercars Championship at Barbagallo Raceway on May 03, 2019 in Perth, Australia

Supercars tickets a licence to thrill motorsport fans

23 Jun 2021
All the thrills and spills of Perth's Supercars Championship night round is a step closer for fans, with tickets on sale from 10am today AWST, through Ticketek, to the Bunnings Trade Perth SuperNight at Wanneroo Raceway.
FRINGE Central. Photo: Cam Campbell

Live events risk-share program expanded

22 Jun 2021
The successful Getting the Show back on the Road risk-share program has been expanded.
The Bledisloe Cup in focus with the Wallabies lined up behind it at Optus Stadium

Tickets on sale for Perth’s Bledisloe Cup blockbuster

9 Jun 2021
Rugby union fans around Australia and New Zealand can snap up tickets from 10am today (AWST) to Perth's Bledisloe Cup Test on August 21 at Optus Stadium.
State of Origin game at Optus Stadium showing pyrotechnics

WA to welcome back State of Origin in 2022

21 Apr 2021
The National Rugby League (NRL) State of Origin — one of the nation's greatest sporting rivalries and one of the State's biggest event success stories — will return to Perth next year.
Perth Skyline from Cable-stayed pedestrian bridge - stock photo

Wander out Yonder and spring into a Perth staycation

9 Sep 2020
Western Australians are being encouraged to turn a night out into a 'staycation' — with the launch of a new campaign promoting Perth's world-class hospitality, entertainment and accommodation offerings.
Highway to Hell concert

High-voltage Highway to Hell finale closes epic Perth Festival season

29 Feb 2020
The finale of the 2020 Perth Festival will be held tomorrow (Sunday, March 1), on the 40th anniversary since original AC/DC front man Bon Scott was laid to rest at Fremantle Cemetery, and event goers are invited to rock out to the once-in-a-generation event.
External photograph of RAC Arena

UFC’s return to Perth a triumph for WA tourism

25 Feb 2020
Tourism Minister Paul Papalia joined current UFC featherweight champion, Australian Alex Volkanovski, at RAC Arena today to announce Perth will host the pay-per-view UFC 251 on Sunday June 7, 2020.
Upper view of quadruple scull rowing team during the race

Perth to attract rowing elite with championship triple

20 Feb 2020
Perth is set to host three premier national rowing events through to 2026, which will attract national and international competitors and inject millions into the State's economy.
Optus Stadium view from the Swan River at twilight.

Campaign urges interstate footy fans to stay and play in WA

17 Feb 2020
Interstate football fans are being encouraged to head west to cheer on their team in Perth and stay on to holiday as part of Tourism Western Australia's marketing campaign for the 2020 AFL season.
State Netball Centre exterior

Student athletes aim to chalk up a win at 2020 UniSport

4 Oct 2019
Thousands of interstate university athletes will travel to Western Australia to vie for victory when Perth hosts the UniSport Nationals in 2020.
The Bulldogs and Storm players form a huddle in memory of Steve Folkes during the round one NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Melbourne Storm at Perth Stadium on March 10, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

State Government secures more NRL for Perth on the back of State of Origin success

23 Jul 2019
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will make Perth's HBF Park their temporary home for three matches over three seasons following the sell-out success of the recent State of Origin II match.
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