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Australian wicketkeeper Rod Marsh with Derek Randall (right) of England during a one-day international in Melbourne, January 1980.

Specialist wicket keeper program honours cricket great Rod Marsh

Dec 1, 2022
Western Australia’s next generation of top wicket keepers will be invited to take part in a high-performance coaching program in honour of Australian cricketing great Rod Marsh.
Perth Cultural Centre Masterplan flythrough

Lead consultant appointed for Perth Cultural Centre rejuvenation

Dec 1, 2022
The rejuvenation of the Perth Cultural Centre has marked a major milestone, with the appointment of the lead consultant COX Architecture.
3 people standing outside of Parliament holding books.

WA Premier’s Book Awards unveils new category: Book of the Year

Nov 30, 2022
A brand-new category in the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards has been announced — The Premier's Prize for Book of the Year Award sponsored by Writing WA.
Racing and Gaming Minister Tony Buti with Gaming and Wagering Commission Chair Lanie Chopping in the casino

Date announced for betting limits on electronic gaming machines

Nov 30, 2022
A $10 betting limit for Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs) will be enforced at Crown Casino from 1 July 2023.
Image of maps on easels showing the area of the Protected Entertainment Precincts

Protected Entertainment Precincts pass Parliament

Nov 30, 2022
Laws to enhance safety in Western Australia's popular entertainment precincts by banning perpetrators of violent or threatening behaviour have passed through Parliament.
Aerial view of a beach near Esperance

Requesting an alternative date for the King’s Birthday public holiday in 2023

Nov 30, 2022

LG Alert

Local governments interested in having an alternative date declared for the King’s Birthday public holiday in their district can make a request to the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.
Group of athletes running on a track

Regional talent gets funding for sporting dreams

Nov 29, 2022
Regional athletes, coaches and officials are the beneficiaries of funding to 9 special programs around Western Australia that will help them achieve their sporting dreams.
A stylised duo-tone image of a concert with the words, 'High Voltage'.

Western Australia’s new AC/DC-inspired celebration for 2023

Nov 28, 2022
The State Government will launch a new stand-alone home-grown AC/DC-inspired event in Perth next year.
A photo of different posters for Connections Nightclub

Everyone’s story is important at The State Library

Nov 25, 2022
The State Library of Western Australia has put out a call for a more diverse range of materials as part of its new collections strategy where 'everyone's story is important'.
Grain silos with artwork of a fish, lit up in orange light at night. Text overlay reads, '16 Days in WA 25 November to 10 December 2022 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women'

16 Days in WA: promoting an end to violence against women

Nov 25, 2022
Today marks the start of 16 days of activism, from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to December 10 (Human Rights Day), to help raise awareness of and prevent violence against women.
An oval flooded with light in the Kimberley

Community sport lights up thanks to facility upgrade funding

Nov 24, 2022
2 community sporting grant programs have given 24 local sport clubs and facilities across Western Australia more than $1 million in funding for upgrades.
A group of people standing together on the site where the Aboriginal Cultural Centre will be.

Ceremony prepares safe pathway for future State-wide Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Nov 22, 2022
The Aboriginal Cultural Centre for Western Australia project marked another milestone today with a cleansing ceremony of the Terrace Road site prior to the start of ground investigation works.
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