North West Travel Subsidy

North West Travel Subsidy aims to assist young athletes from the North West with travel costs.

It aims to encourage participation in identified sport and recreation activities for athletes living in the regions of:

  • Kimberley
  • Pilbara
  • Gascoyne
  • Remote locations within the Mid West and Goldfields.

North West Travel Subsidy is not an open funding scheme and is only available to athletes by way of application from their Regional or State Sporting Association or another relevant not-for-profit organisation approved by the department.


  • Regionally-based athletes representing their sport
  • Funding support for Gascoyne, Kimberley, Pilbara, remote locations within the Mid West and Goldfields regions only
  • Funding amount depends on the region and the event.

Who can apply

Applicants must reside within a designated region. Eligibility is limited to athletes aged 13-18* who reside within recognised regions for this scheme and representing their sport or active-recreation individual club or association.

*In certain circumstances, the department may consider athletes outside of this age-band on a case by case basis.

Organisations/associations must be:

  • affiliated with a State Sporting Association or Industry Peak Body recognised by the department
  • incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (WA)
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • have acquitted all previous department grants.

Organisations will be required to have current Public Liability Insurance to the value of ten million dollars per claim or occurrence giving rise to a claim. A certificate of currency of insurance for the coming year should be provided upon application.

Who cannot apply

Organisations not eligible include individuals, groups of individuals, organisations seeking funds for metropolitan based programs, State Government departments and agencies and educational institutions including schools, universities and TAFE colleges.

Funding may be used for

  • Regular competitions recognised by a state controlling body;
  • Travel to training and development camps;
  • Representative fixtures (excluding State and National) and carnivals; and
  • Inter-town journeys over 500km return.

Applicants must comply with all requirements as listed above to be eligible for assistance.

Funding may not be used for

  • School sport activities and travel to State and National events.

Funding overview

Always open

Who can apply

Amount available

  • Individual (Gascoyne inter-regional): Up to $600 per person
  • Individual (Gascoyne to Perth): Up to $600 per person
  • Individual (Kimberley inter-regional): Up to $600 per person
  • Individual (Kimberley to Perth): Up to $800 per person
  • Individual (Pilbara inter-regional): Up to $600 per person
  • Individual (Pilbara to Perth): Up to $700 per person
  • Team (Gascoyne inter-regional): Up to $2000 per sport
  • Team (Gascoyne to Perth): Up to $2000 per sport
  • Team (Kimberley inter-regional): Up to $2000 per sport
  • Team (Kimberley to Perth): Up to $2500 per sport
  • Team (Pilbara inter-regional): Up to $2000 per sport
  • Team (Pilbara to Perth): Up to $2300 per sport
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How to apply

Completed application forms are submitted through the department’s regional office in which the applicant body is located and/or the program/event is being conducted. All supporting documentation is required with each application.

More information

To discuss your event, competition or sport development opportunity concept or to obtain assistance to complete your application, please contact your regional office or sport consultant.

Gascoyne office

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

Goldfields office

Suite 1, 349-353 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie WA 6430
PO Box 1036, Kalgoorlie WA 6430
Telephone 61 8 9022 5800

Great Southern office

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

Kimberley office (Broome)

Unit 2B, 23 Coghlan Street, Broome WA 6725
PO Box 1476, Broome WA 6725
Telephone 61 8 9195 5749

Kimberley office (Kununurra)

Kununurra Youth Hub, Rod Hodnett Drive, Kununurra WA 6743
PO Box 1476, Broome  WA  6725
Telephone 61 8 9195 5750

Mid West office

Level 1, 268-270 Foreshore Drive, Geraldton WA 6530
PO Box 135, Geraldton WA 6531
Telephone 61 8 9956 2100

Peel office

Suite 94, 16 Dolphin Drive, Mandurah WA 6210
PO Box 1445, Mandurah WA 6210
Telephone 61 8 9550 3130

Pilbara office

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

South West office

80A Blair Street, Bunbury WA 6230
PO Box 2662, Bunbury WA 6231
Telephone 61 8 9792 6900

Wheatbelt office (Narrogin)

Narrogin Regional Leisure Centre 50 Clayton Road, Narrogin WA 6312
PO Box 55, Northam WA 6401
Telephone 0429 881 369

Wheatbelt office (Northam)

298 Fitzgerald Street, Northam WA 6401
PO Box 55, Northam WA 6401
Telephone 61 8 9690 2400
Page reviewed 10 July 2019