Sport and recreation in regional WA

The department provides a vital service to regional communities across the State.

Our ten offices across nine regions play an important role in the provision of sport and recreation opportunities in regional WA. We achieve this through people and organisational development projects, local partnerships and funding support for facilities and programs.

Partnerships and engagement

The department’s regional staff contribute to a broad range of agendas in partnership with regional development commissions, other State Government agencies, local government and non-government organisations.

Engagement with regional development stakeholders is a particular focus of the regional service. As each Regional Development Commission develops its Regional Investment Blueprint, the department ensures sport and recreation is positioned so that future investment decisions ensure liveable regional communities and it supports healthy and active lifestyles.

Regional funding

The department provides a range of services to regional WA including a number of funding opportunities to ensure sport and recreation is as accessible and vibrant in the regions as it is in the metropolitan area.

More information on regional funding

Regional Sportshouses

The department provides free office space to regional sport and recreation development personnel (paid and volunteer) in our nine offices. The aim of the Sportshouse model is to support sport and recreation organisations in the delivery of their development services to regional WA.


Kite surfer


The Gascoyne has a diverse range of recreational activities.

Main Street at Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia - June 2, 2016


The Goldfields region has a diverse range of sport and recreation activities and facilities.

The Bald Head Walking trail in Albany, Western Australia

Great Southern

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

Girls from Kununurra Netball Association travelling to Broome


Sport and recreation in the Kimberley has its own unique characteristics.

View of abrolhos islands

Mid West

The Mid West is a busy region when it comes to sport and recreation, it offers a diverse range of activities and is serviced by a dedicated sports administration centre.

Halls Head Bowling Club


WA map highlighting the PeelIndoor or outdoor action, land or water, the Peel region has it all when it comes to sport and recreation pursuits.

Outdoors October in the Pilbara


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

Champions 2 Country South West

South West

The South West has plenty on offer for sport and recreational enthusiasts. Known for its world class surfing, the South West is abundant in outdoor activities while offering many traditional sporting and recreation opportunities.

Avon River


With so many small communities in the Wheatbelt, sport and recreation plays a vital role.

Page reviewed 04 July 2019