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.

Funding supports sustainable, resilient clubs

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$232,000 awarded in 2021-22 round of Every Club grant scheme. Funding supports sport and recreation clubs to build their organisational capacity and capability of governance, planning and management practices

More than $200,000 has been awarded to local governments to better support their sporting and recreation clubs meet the needs of local communities.

The funding, distributed through the Every Club grant scheme, will:

  • provide education, training and professional development opportunities
  • support governance, planning and management practices
  • facilitate partnerships between local governments, sporting associations and clubs.

One of the successful recipients, the Shire of East Pilbara, will receive $40,000 to support their 43 sporting clubs and associations face the challenges of operating in a remote location, and with a transient population of a predominantly mining workforce.

Other recipients include the:

  • City of Armadale ($21,000) for club development initiatives that address the needs of local sport and recreation clubs
  • Shire of Ashburton ($30,000) to support their 157 sporting organisations
  • City of Canning ($20,000) to support local volunteers through skills development opportunities
  • Shire of Morawa ($10,000) which will work with the shires of Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs, Mingenew and Perenjori to deliver outcomes to their local sporting clubs and associations
  • City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder ($30,000) to develop greater capacity and resilience in local clubs' committees
  • City of Albany ($25,000) to develop a plan that guides tailored support to address local issues
  • City of Swan ($10,000) which will support local clubs to create strong, healthy and inclusive environments for the community
  • Shire of Northam ($21,000) to develop a strategic plan that ensures clubs are sustainable into the future
  • Shire of Merredin ($25,000) to improve participation in local netball, basketball, football, golf, bowls, hockey and cricket clubs. 

More information on the Every Club grant scheme

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