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Yagan Square is lit up at night

Music, markets and mini-museums to bring Yagan Square to life

May 10, 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.
Optus Stadium at sunset

Australian Masters Games kicks off

Apr 22, 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.
A woman holding a social media frame in front of the Woodside Pleasure Garden

It’s show time: bigger and better FRINGE returns to WA

Nov 10, 2021
The FRINGE WORLD Festival will return in 2022 bigger and better than ever, with the State Government providing a significant funding boost.
Sunrise at Busselton Jetty, Busselton, Western Australia

Two adrenaline-filled South West sporting events extended to 2023

Aug 6, 2021
Two popular South West sporting events have each secured three-year State Government funding through Tourism WA's Regional Events Program.
Perth 2023 Australia World Transplant Games

Let the games begin!

Aug 5, 2021
World Transplant Games to kick off in Perth 2023.
Theatre audience

Updates to the COVID Event Plans process for high risk events

Nov 2, 2020
Event organisers and local governments should be aware of the following important information regarding submission of high risk COVID Event Plans to the Department of Health, including mandatory cut-off dates for those events occurring in December and January.
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Support for arts, sports and community organisations

Apr 24, 2020
From Friday 24 April, until midnight Wednesday 13 May, organisations are able to apply for Lotterywest support through its COVID-19 Relief Fund involving the ‘Event Cancellation Relief and ‘Sector Support for Resilient Organisations’ short term grants programs.
Harmony Week 2019 Friday 15 to Thursday 21 March

Get involved in Harmony Week 2019

Mar 7, 2019
Harmony Week, presented by the Office of Multicultural Interests, is an opportunity for all Western Australians to celebrate our vibrant multicultural State.
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