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Promotional illustration with stylised lettering. Text reads, 'Thomas Dambo, Giants of Mandurah Western Australia 12 November 2022'

Australian-first Giants of Mandurah come to life in Peel region

Nov 8, 2022
In an Australian-first the 'Giants of Mandurah' will come to life this weekend in a spectacular free exhibition of larger-than-life hidden sculptures by world-renowned Danish artist, Thomas Dambo.
ICON Festival of Events with a montage of footballers

WA kicks off week of elite international football with ICON festival

Jul 20, 2022
The biggest festival of English Premier League football ever seen in Western Australia kicks off today with 3 days of celebration in the lead up to this weekend's blockbuster matches.
Different objects (such as animals and a gramophone) from museums on a yellow background with the words, 'Uncover WA's surprising collections on your next adventure'

Step right in, WAnderland is waiting

Jun 15, 2022
For the first time, thousands of rare and remarkable items in museums, cultural centres and private collections across Western Australia have been brought together in a new online portal.
Optus Stadium view from the Swan River at twilight.

Rugby World Cup coming to Australia in 2027 and 2029

May 13, 2022
The Rugby World Cup is heading down under in 2027 for the men's and 2029 for the women's tournaments after Australia was awarded hosting rights for the blockbuster global events last night.
Optus Stadium view from the Swan River at twilight.

Optus Stadium’s accessible rooftop experiences a first in Australia

May 5, 2022
Following the opening of Optus Stadium's VERTIGO rooftop experience in March, the experience is now open to people of all abilities.
Hooper v England Player; Rise for the Rivalry

Tickets on sale for historic Wallabies v England Perth test match

Apr 28, 2022
Tickets for the first game of the Wallabies 2022 eToro England Series are now on sale, with seats for the Perth test match set to be snapped up by rugby fans.
Bryce Hosannah of Leeds throws the ball in during a pre-season friendly match between Manchester United and Leeds United at Optus Stadium on July 17, 2019 in Perth, Australia.

Premier League superstars kicking goals for Perth in International Festival of Football blockbuster event

Apr 28, 2022
Four English Premier League clubs will bring their star power to Perth when they make our city their home for a blockbuster weekend of sensational matches before tens of thousands of fans at Optus Stadium in July.
Football players celebrating after a win at a World Cup match

Perth to host five FIFA Women's World Cup games in 2023

Dec 2, 2021
Perth will host five 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup games as part of one of the biggest series of football matches Western Australia has ever seen.
WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle

Tourism operators celebrated at Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards

Nov 15, 2021
Tourism business founder Troy Thomas was posthumously awarded the Sir David Brand Medal for Tourism at the 2021 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards last night.
Jeremy Hayward of the Kookaburras in action during the FIH Pro League

Perth proves pitch-perfect with five major hockey events secured

Sep 29, 2021
Some of the world's best men's and women's hockey players will be among thousands of visitors to Western Australia for a series of high-profile hockey events from 2022 to 2025.
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.
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