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Publications promote richness of shared history

Jun 3, 2022
Two publications launched during Reconciliation Week are connecting people to their Aboriginal history and celebrating the richness of Western Australia’s shared history.

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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.
An empty directors chair and a clapper

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.
Illustration of an animal constellation with the title, 2021 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards

WA Premier’s Book Awards shortlists announced

6 May 2022
What do a possum, a sorcerer's apprentice, a photographer, a glasshouse and an elephant that wants to be an astronaut have in common? They are all nominated for the Premier's Prize for Writing for Children.
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.
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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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Activating Alfresco webinar

30 Mar 2022

LG Alert

This webinar is suitable for local government CEOs, and staff involved in economic development, small business support and place activation roles.
'Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed' at the WA Museum Boola Bardip

Spectacular exhibition redefining video games coming to Perth

28 Mar 2022
Western Australian audiences are invited to step into the world of video games with an exciting exhibition curated by some of the world's leading game developers.
Australian flag

Australian National Flag to fly at half-mast

25 Mar 2022

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Wednesday 30 March 2022
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.
A group of people eating at a table outdoors

Applications are now open for the Activating Alfresco Rebate Program

21 Mar 2022
Eligible hospitality businesses can seek a rebate of up to $5000.
Two artists in costume in a field. Paul Foulds and Carl Heslop, The Beauty Index – Ravensthorpe, by Annette Carmichael Projects. Photo by Dene Bingham.

Seven home-grown productions hit the road to tour regional WA

17 Mar 2022
Seven locally produced shows, including a production of 'Sydney II — Lost and Found' by Theatre 180 Inc, will tour regional Western Australia thanks to a $514,000 State Government funding program.
Internal exhibition space at the Cannery Arts Centre in Esperance

Regional galleries welcome upgrades to support touring visual arts

15 Mar 2022
11 regional art galleries from Beverley to Port Hedland have been awarded $346,000 through the second round of the State Government's Public Regional Galleries Improvement Fund.
Midsection of guitarist performing at a music concert

Getting the show back on the road for rescheduled events

15 Mar 2022
Western Australians can look forward to a series of rescheduled events thanks to the expansion of a popular State Government initiative.
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.
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