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The stage at the WA Sports Awards night on 29 February 2024

Samantha Kerr secures historic third WA Sports Star Award

Mar 1, 2024
Perth soccer star’s hat-trick — Sam Kerr named WA Sport Star of the Year for third time and Australian Football Rules' Troy Kirkham takes home DLGSC Sports Administrator of the Year award.
Athletes and government officials at the announcement Perth will be hosting the 2029 World Masters Games.

World Masters Games coming to Perth in 2029

Dec 13, 2023
Perth has been announced as the host city for the 2029 World Masters Games.
Two young people in sports clothes with text: Play well. Everyone has a place in sport. Playwell.gov.au

New Play Well strategy boosts inclusive sports participation

Nov 24, 2023
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) has launched Play Well, Australia’s Sport Participation Strategy, to foster inclusive and diverse sporting environments and experiences nationwide.
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Children’s Week 2023 — A time to celebrate and advocate for child safety

Oct 23, 2023
Children's Week, an annual celebration dedicated to children, is taking place this year from 21 to 29 October.
Collaborative painting on Country, Ngurra Kutjuwarra (On Country, Together), Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation, Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia 2021. Photo by Lucinda White

Applications for Community Recovery Grants Program now open

Oct 20, 2023
The Department of Local Government, Sport, and Cultural Industries is actively supporting the Community Recovery Grants Program, which is aimed at assisting communities affected by the events associated with ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie.
State Football Centre Festival with WA Government logo

Sam Kerr and Matildas to open match-ready State Football Centre

Oct 16, 2023
One of the world’s best footballers — Perth’s very own Sam Kerr — and our national team the Matildas, will pull on their boots for the State Football Centre official opening later this month.
3 men wearing suits at Optus Stadium with the True Sport branding on the big screen behind them.

True Sport initiative to promote positive sporting environments

Sep 21, 2023
In a significant move to bolster the culture of inclusion, support and positive mental health in the sporting community, the department has provided $832,292 into phase 2 of the True Sport program.
Image outside the WA Maritime Museum with two yellow boxing kangaroos in front.

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

Sep 14, 2023
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.
Matt Hayes, Matt Fulton and Minister Templeman posing with sports equipment.

True Sport a game changer for WA sport sector

Mar 21, 2023
The State Government has awarded SportWest more than $440,000 to develop an initiative that invests in the future of the Western Australian sport sector.
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Hands Oval redevelopment gets go ahead with additional funding

Jan 10, 2023
The Hands Oval Pavilion redevelopment in Bunbury has been given a boost with an additional $3 million investment by the State Government, increasing the total contribution to $8 million as part of the WA Recovery Plan.
A lady and a gentleman dancing on a dance floor.

Project means more people ‘Candance’

Jan 13, 2022
The Candance Dance Studio Bunbury is providing opportunities in DanceSport for people with special needs through the ‘Shall we Dance Sport’ project.
Two ladies smiling at the camera.

South Mandurah club supporting tennis for all

Jan 13, 2022
The South Mandurah Tennis Club recently worked with local disability services providers and education support schools to set up the Tennis For All program.
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Robinson Reserve upgrade

Aug 25, 2021
The redevelopment of Robinson Reserve in the City of Stirling is transforming the local community.
Boys playing basketball

New funding program seeks innovative ideas to get people moving

Feb 1, 2021
A new $750,000 funding program has been announced to support innovative projects that encourage physical activity.

SportWest baton passed to Matt Fulton

Dec 24, 2020
Matt Fulton has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer of SportWest.
Unisex Toilet sign

Female-friendly facilities get the go ahead in Exmouth

Dec 21, 2020
The State Government's focus on making venues more female-friendly continues with Exmouth Recreation Centre the latest facility to commence work on installing unisex change rooms.
Minister Mick Murray and Amber Jade Sanderson MLA, Member for Morley with kids from Camboon Little Athletics Clubs

24,500 more kids can bounce back to sport thanks to Lotterywest

Oct 20, 2020
The State Government has launched the new Back to Sport program, with grants available for families and sports clubs to re-engage in sport as Western Australia continues its recovery from COVID-19.
Girls from Kununurra Netball Association travelling to Broome

Sporting club grants shaping healthier community venues

Aug 21, 2020
Applications have opened for Healthway's Summer Healthy Sporting Club Program.
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Kick off time for State Football Centre

Jun 15, 2020
The State Government will invest $16.25 million to build a State Football Centre to serve the growing football community of Western Australia.
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$159m COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide crisis support

Mar 30, 2020
Premier Mark McGowan and Lotterywest have today established a $159 million COVID-19 relief fund to provide support to organisations that are helping people experiencing hardship.
Ian Prior of the Force leads the team out onto the field during the Global Rapid Rugby match between the Western Force and the World XV at HBF Park. Photo: Getty Images.

VenuesWest delivers gold medal winning performance

Oct 7, 2019
State Government venue owner and operator, VenuesWest has enjoyed its most successful year ever, breaking records for attendances, events held, and funding reinvested in support of elite sport.
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