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WA State Football Centre renamed to inspire the next Sam Kerr

Oct 27, 2023
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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A large group of people standing together on the pitch of Optus Stadium at the Matildas Optus Stadium media announcement

Matildas’ Olympic qualifier moved to Optus Stadium

The upcoming Matildas' Olympic qualifying clash against the Philippines on Sunday 29 October has been relocated from HBF Park to Optus Stadium.
Image outside the WA Maritime Museum with two yellow boxing kangaroos in front.

Australia II: 40 Years On exhibition opens at WA Maritime Museum

Step back in time, relive the excitement and experience the legacy of Australia II’s historic America’s Cup win at the WA Maritime Museum’s ‘Australia II – 40 Years On’ exhibition.
A group of junior basketball players with the Premier and Minister on a basketball court.

Enhancements to KidSport program keeping kids active and participating in sport

The department’s highly successful KidSport program has introduced a series of enhancements aimed at helping families in need, expanding application pathways and increasing ways its vouchers can be used.
A close up photo of a rugby ball with water droplets

Rugby fans score with extended trading hours during World Cup

Western Australian pubs and bars can apply for longer trading hours to show matches in the upcoming 2023 Rugby World Cup in a major win for fans of the sport.
3 people on a boat

Taking Liberty as part of Australia II: 40 Years On celebrations

The WA Maritime Museum, in collaboration with Theatre 180, presents Taking Liberty, an adaptation of Ingle Knight’s award-winning play about Australia’s historic, 1983 America’s Cup win.
HBF Park high perspective view

Where will you be watching the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™?

Continue to enjoy all the thrilling moments of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™!
Australia II in the WA Martime Museum with a group of 5 people standing in front of it's winged keel

Free music concert and drone show to celebrate 40th anniversary of Australia II’s America’s Cup win

It may be 40 years on from our monumental America’s Cup win but many of us still remember where we were — bursting with pride — as Australia II dramatically beat Liberty and took away the trophy from the New York Yacht Club who had held it tight for 132 years!
Danielle and Darryl, Amanda and Peter competing in Paralympic dance competition.

Dynamic Perth duos make history for Australia at international dance competition

2 Para Athletes from Perth have made history by being the first Australian team ever to compete at an International Paralympic Committee event.
A rugby league player jumping to score a try

State of Origin returns to WA for 2 more years

Western Australia continues to be a global hub of blockbuster sport, with Perth set to host further NRL State of Origin series games in 2025 and 2028.
A general view of play during the round one NRL match at Optus Stadium.

Perth Stadium to host NRL in back-to-back blockbuster

Perth is set for a rugby double header tomorrow (5 August) at Perth Stadium, providing NRL fans a great opportunity to watch 4 of the competitions top teams battle it out.
The Bledisloe Cup in focus with the Wallabies lined up behind it at Optus Stadium

Optus Stadium relives key moments with new memorabilia collection

A new collection of sport and entertainment memorabilia was unveiled at Optus Stadium today, capturing some of the key moments delivered by sports and entertainment stars from all over the globe since it opened in January 2018.
Hockeyroos and Kookaburras celebrate a win at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Funding to support elite hockey teams through to Paris Games

The State Government has thrown its support behind our elite hockey teams with a $400,000 investment to help take the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos through to the 2024 Olympics.
A group of 6 people pointing at a piece of paper. They are inside a basketball stadium.

New basketball courts bouncing into Kalgoorlie Boulder

Media release

$5 million election commitment to redevelop Kalgoorlie Boulder Basketball Stadium.
A collage of netballers watching a player shoot for goal and a baskeballers dribbling a ball on a court

State Government delivers slam dunk for Rockingham families

The State Government will invest $10 million towards upgrades at the Mike Barnett Sports Complex in Rockingham, delivering additional basketball and netball courts, and much needed maintenance works for the popular community facility.
A seated audience listening to a speak on stage in Forrest Place, Perth with a large screen in the brand colours of the FIFA Women's World Cup.

FIFA Fan Festival launches in Perth as Women's World Cup™ 2023 kicks off

The centre of Perth will come alive with activity over the next month as the Perth FIFA Fan Festival kicks off today from midday to late.
Alun Wyn Jones of the Lions catches the ball during the tour match between the Western Force and the British & Irish Lions

Perth to open British & Irish Lions Rugby Union tour in 2025

Perth has secured another international rugby event after it was confirmed as host city today for the opening match of the British & Irish Lions Rugby Union tour in 2025.

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