High performance

The department is committed to creating a sports system that allows our athletes to achieve their ultimate potential in both national and international sport.

The department works closely with State Sporting Associations (SSAs), the Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) and other peak bodies to ensure that Western Australia has a strong and viable high performance system. Critical to this are the need for clearly defined athlete and coach pathways that encompass sport development, talent identification and systems for elite athlete performance.

High Performance Unit

The department currently provides a flexible system of consultancy and support to targeted SSAs for a variety of high performance initiatives including:

  • high performance capacity assessments and system reviews
  • High Performance Leaders Network
  • regional talent development
  • Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme.

These support mechanisms are designed to assist SSAs and peak industry bodies to work in partnership with the State Government to develop their sport activities. The priorities and needs of organisations — including WAIS, as well as government policy and priorities determine funding allocations and department support.

More information

Manager Industry Development
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Telephone 61 8 6552 7300
Email industry.development@dlgsc.wa.gov.au

Page reviewed 07 September 2022