The Pilbara offers a wide range of sporting and recreational activities due to the region's unique climate and geography.

Karratha and Port Hedland are the major regional centres where most activities take place.

The Pilbara climate ranges from tropical to semi-desert, with temperatures sometimes reaching 45c in summer.

These conditions, combined with the idyllic seasons of winter and spring, ensure a diverse range of sport and recreation interests are pursued all year.


Regional stakeholders

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

Local governments in the Pilbara

Contact the Pilbara office

Pilbara office

Karratha Leisureplex, Dampier Highway, Karratha WA 6714
PO Box 941, Karratha WA 6714
Telephone 61 8 9182 2100

Pilbara staff

Simone Fountain OAM
Regional Manager Pilbara
Telephone 61 8 9182 2100
Mobile 0418 232 191
Email Simone Fountain

Jodie Swaffer
(Monday, Wednesday and Thursday)
Regional Officer (Including Aboriginal Services)
Telephone 61 8 9182 2123
Mobile 0488 906 129
Email Jodie Swaffer

Morgan Mair
(Monday, Wednesday and Thursday)
Regional Officer (Including Aboriginal Services)
Telephone 61 8 9182 2123
Email Morgan Mair

Jaci Rothe
(Tuesday to Friday)
Regional Administration Officer
Telephone 61 8 9182 2120

Pilbara Sportshouse

Within the Pilbara Sportshouse there are Development Officers for cricket, Australian Rules Football, rugby and Garnduwa. These officers play an important role in developing and growing sport and recreation within the region and work in close partnership with the department.

Basketball WA


Football West

Sarthak Mishra
Community Participation Officer — Pilbara
Telephone 61 8 6181 0700
Mobile 0434 605 565
Email Sarthak Mishra

Garnduwa Amboorny Wirnan

Rochelle Dolby
West Pilbara Active Community Coordinator
Mobile 0407 851 161
Email Rochelle Dolby

National Rugby League Limited


Western Australian Cricket Association


Western Australian Football Commission

Vicki Agnew
Regional Development Manager
Telephone 61 8 9182 2125
Mobile 0455 661 633
Website www.wafootball.com.au
Email Vicki Agnew

Page reviewed 30 November 2021