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Departmental Circular 4 2020
Under the Emergency Management Act 2005, the Commissioner of Police and State Emergency Coordinator, Chris Dawson, has issued directions regarding the closure of various establishments to the public in WA to limit the spread of COVID-16.
Consistent with the Department of Education’s approach, the department is following the advice of the WA Department of Health regarding the COVID-19 virus. Updated 25 March 2020 to reflect changes to cancellation policy.
Tourism Minister Paul Papalia joined current UFC featherweight champion, Australian Alex Volkanovski, at RAC Arena today to announce Perth will host the pay-per-view UFC 251 on Sunday June 7, 2020.
Twenty-three communities across Western Australia are to benefit from improved sport and recreation facilities thanks to the State Government allocating $9.35 million to help fund local projects.
Two communities in the Great Southern are to receive a total of $534,995 to help them build better sport and recreation facilities for their local communities.
Perth is set to host three premier national rowing events through to 2026, which will attract national and international competitors and inject millions into the State's economy.
Broome and Kununurra will again host three iconic sporting events this year thanks to a State Government program which assists regional communities to host local events.
Interstate football fans are being encouraged to head west to cheer on their team in Perth and stay on to holiday as part of Tourism Western Australia's marketing campaign for the 2020 AFL season.
Applications open today for the State Government's Healthy Sporting Club Program with $300,000 up for grabs to help sporting clubs across the State provide healthier food and drinks.
Two of rugby union's powerhouse nations will take on Australia's Wallabies at Optus Stadium over the next two years thanks to a deal struck by the State Government, through Tourism WA and Rugby Australia.
Young people in WA’s Mid West met and learnt tips from some of Australia’s best sporting champions as part of the Champions 2 Country tour held last month.
The State Government has thrown its support behind Australia's bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, the ultimate competition in international women's football.
The State Government has begun assisting Western Australian sporting associations to achieve new national targets to increase the low number of women represented in leadership roles in sport.
The suspension on junior drag racing at Perth Motorplex has been lifted, following the full implementation of all recommendations in a Coroner's report and additional safety measures, including increasing the minimum age.
The State Government is conducting a week-long course for up to 20 Collie and Dwellingup residents to help them develop the skills to find a job in the local trails industry.
State Government venue owner and operator, VenuesWest has enjoyed its most successful year ever, breaking records for attendances, events held, and funding reinvested in support of elite sport.
Thousands of interstate university athletes will travel to Western Australia to vie for victory when Perth hosts the UniSport Nationals in 2020.
Community cricket ground Lilac Hill Park is undergoing a revitalisation to support the huge recent growth in the women's game — with a $2.1 million upgrade underway to give the facility a new lease of life and offer unisex facilities for the first time.
Funding is now available for community groups and not-for-profit organisations to hold cultural diversity and inclusion activities for Harmony Week 2020.
The State Government has contributed $100,000 to the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) to help build new unisex change rooms in the lead up to the 2020 Women's T20 World Cup.
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KidSport enables Western Australian children to participate in community sport and recreation.
We are committed to giving every club in Western Australia access to resources, guides, training opportunities and information on how they can improve their club and support their volunteers and members.
Our recreation camps are special places where Western Australians of all ages can participate in unique outdoor activities.
There are economic, cultural, social and health benefits to having more women involved in leadership roles.
Developing and maintaining good governance and continuous improvement.
The heart and soul oif any organisation is its people, and why we emphasis capacity building.
Creating a sports system for athletes to achieve their potential in national and international sport.
Western Australian sporting associations and clubs often need to work with coaches, players, officials, managerial staff and scientific staff from other countries.
Being inclusive means welcoming everyone, regardless of age, gender, race and ability.
Ensuring all participants enjoy meaningful health and safety protections.
Integrity is the basis of sport’s reputation for fair and ethical behaviour.
Monitoring trends in sport and recreation, to deliver the best advice to the organisations we service.
Together with local government, we help the development of sport and recreation facilities in WA.
The department provides funding to promote participation and achievement in sport and recreation.