The State Government has cemented its support for the 2023 World Transplant Games with a funding agreement through Tourism Western Australia.
The event is also supported by the Department of Health, VenuesWest and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
Perth was announced as a host city in January after Transplant Australia submitted a successful bid to the World Transplant Games Federation for the 2023 event.
To be held from 15 to 21 April 2023, the games will bring together organ and tissue donation recipients to compete in around 16 sports including swimming, athletics, tenpin bowling, table tennis and cycling.
As the world's largest organ donation awareness event, the games promote organ and tissue donation to improve access to life-saving transplants for terminally ill Australians.
In addition, a series of events including cultural evenings, donor recognition and a gala dinner will showcase Perth's hospitality and tourism offerings.
Out-of-State and local athletes will compete at the seven-day event, which has the potential to attract more than 1700 visitors and millions of dollars in visitor spend for the State.
This prestigious event will see transplant athletes compete at some of the State's premier sporting venues including HBF Stadium, WA Athletics Stadium, Bendat Basketball Centre, Gold Netball Centre and Champion Lakes Regatta Centre.
Supporting mass participation events such as the World Transplant Games is part of Tourism WA's work to attract more visitors to the State.
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