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World-renowned street-artist’s Perth exhibition

Jun 27, 2024
A must-see attraction this winter — Perth welcomes an immersive art exhibition by globally acclaimed street artist Rone in the latest cultural event supported by the State Government.

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Athlete Safeguarding Governance and Culture Review of the Western Australian Institute of Sport

The Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries is pleased to announce the Athlete Safeguarding Governance and Culture Review of Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) has commenced and we are now calling for contributions.
An illustration of a boy reading in the clouds with animals, a lighthouse and  a rocket around him to show imagination.

Chapter closes on 2023 Premier's Reading Challenge

Students from across Western Australia have read a total of more than 363,000 books in just 4 months — a new record for the Premier's Reading Challenge.
Sunrise at Busselton Jetty, Busselton, Western Australia

Returning ocean events set to make waves in Busselton

One of Australia's biggest swimming festivals is set to return to Western Australia for a second year in 2024, injecting millions of dollars into the local economy.
A highway sign on a remote highway pointing down the road to the Mingullatharndo Community.

Mingullatharndo (Five Mile) goes dry to reduce alcohol-related harm

Media release

Mingullatharndo (Five Mile) in the Pilbara has become the latest liquor restricted community in Western Australia in response to concerns raised by local leaders and as part of the State Government’s ongoing action to reduce alcohol-related harm.
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True Sport child safeguarding resources unveiled

Latest initiative to create and maintain safe environments for children and young people in sport.
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Flying of flags: Remembrance Day

LG Alert

Remembrance Day is a day of special significance, commemorating the loss of Australian lives in all wars, conflicts and peace operations.
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Alternative King's Birthday Public Holiday Date 2024

LG Alert

The Governor has declared that the Celebration Day for the Anniversary of the Birthday of the Reigning Sovereign (King’s Birthday public holiday) will be observed in 2024 on Monday 23 September.
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WA's strengthened Banned Drinkers Register passes Parliament

Media release

New laws to strengthen the Banned Drinkers Register passed through Parliament yesterday to improve its effectiveness in reducing alcohol-related harm.
Local Government Act changes

Local government reform webinar 7

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Please join us for our monthly reform webinar.
Waringarri Arts Community Nights and Wirnan Performances teach young people about their culture

Funding supports successful cultural and arts alliance in Kimberley

More than $1 million in additional funding over 4 years has been approved for the successful Wirnan Cultural Engagement and Learning Project involving 6 art centres in the Kimberley.
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Flying of flags: State funeral for Hon. William (Bill) George Hayden

LG Alert

A State Funeral Service for the Honourable William (Bill) George Hayden AC will take place at 9.00 am AWST on Friday 3 November 2023 at St Mary’s Church, Elizabeth Street, Ipswich, Queensland.
Portrait photographs of Daisy Ridley and Zak Hilditch

Great Southern region setting for new film starring Daisy Ridley

Western Australia’s Great Southern region will provide a stunning backdrop for a survival-thriller film featuring international star Daisy Ridley (Star Wars sequel trilogy).

Thomas family on target at Sporting Clays National Championship

71-year-old Mick Thomas shares more than just a bloodline with his 15-year-old grandson Liam.
Sam Kerr of the Matildas

WA State Football Centre renamed to inspire the next Sam Kerr

Media release

Sam Kerr Football Centre named at community football festival to mark the facility’s official opening after a $50.8 million dollar infrastructure project managed by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC), jointly funded by the WA and Australian Governments.
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State Government delivers on legacy for football in WA

Media release

Local football will benefit from $9.3 million in government funding to ensure Western Australia's successful hosting of this year's FIFA Women's World Cup delivers a lasting legacy for the world game in WA.
Author Craig Silvey with Lily LaTorre and Squid the grey dog.

Western Australian story Runt to be made for the big screen

Media release

Craig Silvey's best-selling novel, Runt, is being adapted for the big screen after selling more than 100,000 copies and winning multiple awards.

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