Great Southern

The Great Southern is a region which offers one of the State's most diverse range of sport and recreation pursuits.

It's a vibrant region for sport and recreation and extends from the coast to stunning inland areas. Activities include hockey, football, cricket and netball to recreational pursuits such as mountain biking, wind surfing and fishing.

The Great Southern has a wealth of state and national team members across a variety of sports, helped by the establishment of the regional talent development body, the Great Southern Sports Talent Association in 2014, with workshops and seminars provided by the Great Southern Coaches Club.

Regional stakeholders

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

Local governments in the Great Southern

Contact the Great Southern office


Great Southern office

22 Collie Street, Albany WA 6330
Telephone 61 8 9892 0100

Great Southern staff

Chris Thompson
Regional Manager Great Southern
Telephone 61 8 9892 0156
Mobile 0417 932 296
Email Chris Thompson

Kelly Waterhouse
Regional Officer
Telephone 61 8 9892 0157
Mobile 0427 998 446
Email Mel Eastough


Mel Eastough
Regional Administration Officer
Telephone 61 8 9892 0155
Email Fiona Lionetti


Great Southern Sportshouse

Through funding from the Sports Lotteries Account, the department provides free office accommodation to regional sport and recreation development personnel (paid and volunteer) in the Great Southern office. The aim of the Sportshouse model is to support sport and recreation organisations in the delivery of their development services to regional WA.

Western Australian Cricket Association

Tim Edmunds
Regional Manager - Great Southern
Telephone 61 8 9892 0158
Mobile 0436 925 160
Website www.waca.com.au
Email Tim Edmunds


Great Southern Centre for Outdoor Recreation Excellence

Lenore Lyons
Executive Director
Telephone 61 8 9892 0113
Mobile 0429 018 231
Website www.gscore.com.au
Email Lenore Lyons


Netball WA

Kelly Dominiak
Member Services & Development Officer
Telephone 61 8 9892 0161
Mobile 0417 465 379
Website www.netball.wa.au
Email Kelly Dominiak


Basketball WA

Luke McGuire
Development Officer
Telephone 61 8 9892 0186
Mobile 0411 868 113
Website www.basketballwa.asn.au
Email Luke McGuire

Football West

Sarthak Mishra
Development Officer - Great Southern
Telephone 61 8 9892 0131
Mobile 0434 605 565
Website www.footballwest.com.au
Email Sarthak Mishra


Lower Great Southern Hockey Association

Dinah Gordon
Development Officer
Telephone 61 8 9892 0185
Mobile 0429 130 953
Website www.lgshockey.asn.au
Email Lower Great Southern Hockey Association


David Wirrpanda Foundation

Robbie Miniter OAM
Sports Development Manager
Telephone 61 8 9892 0153
Mobile 0439 982 008
Website www.wf.org.au
Email Robbie Miniter


Western Australian Football Commission

Matt Bishop 
Regional Manager
Telephone 61 8 9892 0159
Mobile 0468 473 797
Website www.wafc.com.au
Email Matt Bishop


Talent development

Great Southern Sports Talent Association

Mel Eastough
Telephone 61 8 9892 0100
Email gssta@sportshouse.net.au
Website www.gssta.com.au

Page reviewed 17 June 2019