The Gascoyne has a diverse range of recreational activities.

The region offers a diverse range of both active and passive recreational activities. The superb climate, hot summer and warm winter combined with the natural attractions of the region are enticing for outdoor recreation. Popular activities include surfing, kite boarding, fishing, camping, day outings and boating.

Grants enliven WA’s regional sporting participation

Jan 28, 2021, 16:29 PM by Geoff White
Skateboarding clinics, an artistic swimming program and the development of an athletics training centre are among ten regional initiatives to receive funding in the latest round of the State Government's Active Regional Communities grants.

The Active Regional Communities grants aims to increase opportunities for regional people to participate in sport and active-recreation activities in regional Western Australia.

In total, ten initiatives will share in $34,900 in funding including:

  • $3000 to Synchro WA Inc to develop Artistic Swimming in the Mid West through coaching camps and local training events
  • $3000 to Southern Regional Gymnastics Association to increase participation in gymnastics in the Wheatbelt through hosting a regional championship as well as support for coaches and judges
  • $5000 to Synchro WA Inc to develop artistic swimming in the Great Southern through coaching camps and local training events
  • $5000 to Mount Barker Amateur Swimming Club to host Country Pennants 2021 including funding for volunteer event management and technical officials' courses, and providing a competitive environment for all swimmers
  • $2000 to Shire of Beverley to deliver a 6-week skateboarding clinic to boost the confidence of local youth using the new Moort Wabiny Park Skate Precinct
  • $3500 to Pony Club of WA Incorporated to host the State Tetrathlon Championships providing an opportunity for athletes across the State to compete at a championship level
  • $2000 to the Shire of Katanning to establish an athletics training centre to give children and youth within the Shire an opportunity to participate in athletics activities as well as upskill coaches and volunteers
  • $4000 to the Esperance Equestrian Club to fund a camp to attract new participants and upskill coaches
  • $2500 to Football West Limited to host a regional development roadshow in the Wheatbelt including a game leaders course, carnival and small sided games to build participation and allow staff to become accredited coaches and facilitators
  • $4900 to Tambellup Community Resources Centre Inc to host a 'Have a go' program allowing community members to participate in a range of activities not currently offered.

Organisations will also share in $8400 to help offset the costs of travel to inter-regional competitions and events through the State Government's North West Travel Subsidy scheme.

The Active Regional Communities program is open year-round and is administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Regional stakeholders

The department works closely with a range of stakeholders in the Gascoyne region. These include local governments, the Gascoyne Development Commission, State Government agencies and not-for-profit organisations.

Local governments in the Gascoyne

Contact the Gascoyne office

Gascoyne office

15 Stuart Street, Carnarvon WA 6701
PO Box 140, Carnarvon WA 6701
Telephone 61 8 9941 0900
Mobile 0414 606 701

Gascoyne staff

Angele Gray
Regional Manager Mid West and Gascoyne
Telephone 61 8 9956 2173
Mobile 0459 811 514
Email Angele Gray

Benita Donda
Regional Officer
Telephone 61 8 9941 0900
Mobile 0414 606 701
Email Benita Donda

Gascoyne Sportshouse

Within the Gascoyne Sportshouse there are development officers for netball and Australian Rules Football. These officers play an important role in developing and growing the sport within the region and work in close partnership with the department.

Gascoyne Football Association

PO Box 85 Carnarvon WA 6701
Email Gascoyne Football Association

Stephen Michael Foundation

Tessa Daly
Gascoyne Program Coordinator
Mobile 0417 720 176
Email Tessa Daly

Page reviewed 30 November 2021