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Banned Drinkers Register: have your say

Have a say on Banned Drinkers Register

Sep 29, 2022
A consultation on options to strengthen the Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) has been launched after an independent evaluation of the scheme’s trial in the Pilbara.

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Banned Drinkers Register: have your say

Have a say on Banned Drinkers Register

29 Sep 2022
A consultation on options to strengthen the Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) has been launched after an independent evaluation of the scheme’s trial in the Pilbara.
ICON Festival of Events with a montage of footballers

WA kicks off week of elite international football with ICON festival

20 Jul 2022
The biggest festival of English Premier League football ever seen in Western Australia kicks off today with 3 days of celebration in the lead up to this weekend's blockbuster matches.
Historical Agricultural and Pastoral Leases

Publications promote richness of shared history

3 Jun 2022
Two publications launched during Reconciliation Week are connecting people to their Aboriginal history and celebrating the richness of Western Australia’s shared history.
Stars of Kid Snow - Billy Howle, Phoebe Tonkin and Tom Bateman

UK actors in Kalgoorlie and Perth for first feature film production since WA border reopened

27 May 2022
Well-known UK actors have touched down in the Goldfields-Esperance region for the first feature film production in Western Australia since our border reopened, with production of Kid Snow made possible thanks to major investment from the State Government.
Trails WA website with a search field and the title, find yourself in amazing places. Darkened image of a cyclist on a bush track in the background.

New website puts WA’s world-class trails on the map

5 May 2022
The State Government has invested in a new website making it possible for anyone to access Western Australia's world-class trails network.
Arts and Culture Monitor 2021

Arts and Culture Monitor 2021

26 Oct 2021
An independent survey into how Western Australians view the arts shows strong public support for the value of the State’s arts and culture activities.
WA Trails and Recreation Forum

Trailing down to Albany for annual forum

11 Oct 2021
Another reason to celebrate Outdoors October is the WA Trails and Recreation Forum 2021.
Optus Stadium view from the Swan River at twilight.

WA talent front and centre at AFL Grand Final

18 Sep 2021
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is proud to have supported and worked with the WA contemporary music sector to ensure that some of Western Australia’s most iconic musicians take centre stage at this year’s historic AFL Grand Final in Perth.
Local government councillors

Want to make a difference? Consider running for your local council this September

1 Jun 2021
Community members are called on to nominate as a candidate in the upcoming local government elections to be held on 16 October 2021.
Hand picking a bottle of wine up from shelf

Restrictions on the sale of packaged liquor due to COVID-19 — Kimberley region

11 May 2021
The Director of Liquor Licensing has reviewed the previous restrictions on liquor purchases in the Kimberley put in place to support measures taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor – March 2021 results out now

16 Apr 2021
After months of low COVID-19 cases, Western Australians are confident returning to arts and cultural events – and many are making firm plans to do so.
His Majesty's Theatre exterior

Historic balconies at His Majesty’s Theatre to be restored

14 Apr 2021
Visitors to His Majesty's Theatre will soon be able to walk along the balconies and verandahs as part of further upgrades at the historic performing arts venue.
The Cultural Infrastructure Map displayed on a laptop computer screen.

Explore WA’s cultural and creative spaces with the WA Cultural Infrastructure Map

25 Mar 2021
The WA Cultural Infrastructure Map identifies existing cultural and creative spaces across the State.
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Grants continue recovery of WA’s arts and culture sector

23 Mar 2021
WA’s vibrant arts and culture sector continues to receive support from the State Government, with 17 projects representing a variety of disciplines sharing in more than $709,000 from two grants programs.

In the House expanding WA’s vibrant regional culture and arts programs

21 Dec 2020
Arts and cultural venues in regional Western Australia will be buzzing with increased programs of activity next year, thanks to the In the House grants program.
Minister Paul Papalia MLA at a liquor store

Trial of Banned Drinkers Register in the Pilbara begins today

1 Dec 2020
The State Government's Banned Drinkers Register trial in the Pilbara region has begun today.
FRINGE WORLD Festival. Photo by Jason Matz.

Get ready to binge on FRINGE, as tickets go on sale today

12 Nov 2020
It is almost that time of year, FRINGE WORLD 2021 is coming and is set to be a bonanza of Western Australian creative and artistic talent.
State Theatre Centre of WA - Photo by Robert Frith-Acorn Photo

Funding to reignite WA theatre activity

5 Nov 2020
Perth will be buzzing with new local theatre next year thanks to funding for three upcoming productions through the Western Australian Theatre Development Initiative (WATDI).
Theatre audience

Updates to the COVID Event Plans process for high risk events

2 Nov 2020
Event organisers and local governments should be aware of the following important information regarding submission of high risk COVID Event Plans to the Department of Health, including mandatory cut-off dates for those events occurring in December and January.
Minister Mick Murray and Amber Jade Sanderson MLA, Member for Morley with kids from Camboon Little Athletics Clubs

24,500 more kids can bounce back to sport thanks to Lotterywest

20 Oct 2020
The State Government has launched the new Back to Sport program, with grants available for families and sports clubs to re-engage in sport as Western Australia continues its recovery from COVID-19.
COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor Phase 3

COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor – WA Phase 3 report out now

16 Oct 2020
The final report is now available, showing how Western Australian audiences felt in September 2020 about attending arts events again, compared to earlier in the year.
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Lodgement of draft financial statements with your auditor by 30 September 2020

18 Sep 2020

LG Alert

Local governments may be aware that the department is currently consulting with the sector on proposed amendments to the Financial Management Regulations that could affect 2019-20 financial statements.
Live audience

COVID Event Guidelines and Plans to enable for more events in WA

18 Sep 2020
Events of more than 500 people that require a local government authority approval will be supported with COVID Event Guidelines and COVID Event Plans to ensure more events are held in Western Australia.
Montage of people's faces on hexagon tiles

Universal Council Member Training

18 Sep 2020

Departmental Circular 7 2020

The Local Government Amendment Act 2019 has introduced the requirement for all council members to undertake Council Member Essentials training within the first 12 months of being elected.
Children making puppets at Claremont Christmas Event, 2014. Facilitated by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre. Photo by Jessica Wyld

Now open — Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program

1 Sep 2020
Applications are now open to the DLGSC and Lotterywest Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program.
Oil painting

DLGSC and Lotterywest Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program – coming soon

6 Aug 2020
The arts play a significant role in supporting communities to tackle disruption and re-establish local connection, strength and resilience beyond the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Colourful paint buckets

COVID-19 Creative Industries Impact Survey – available now

4 Aug 2020
The department is conducting a targeted survey to assess COVID-19 impacts on employment and revenue in the creative industries in Western Australia.
Artist's impression of the Art Gallery of Western Australia rooftop.

Art Gallery rooftop project to feature giant Aboriginal artwork

20 Jul 2020
The State Government has today announced the successful contractor tasked with transforming the Art Gallery of WA's (AGWA) rooftop into a multi-use gallery space and rooftop venue over the next six months.
art gallery visitors looking at paintings

Relief fund to support galleries to bounce back

1 Jul 2020
A $195,000 relief fund will be available for eligible regional art galleries that had to cancel exhibitions and close their doors due to COVID-19.
Red dirt road in Western Australia

$1 million program to rekindle regional arts

1 Jul 2020
A new $1 million grant program will provide vital funding to support ongoing creative and cultural activity in Western Australia's regions.
Outdoor movie set on the beach

Continued investment into regional film production

16 Jun 2020
Screen production in Western Australia's spectacular regions has received a $16 million investment over the next four years through the State Government.
Football training

Kick off time for State Football Centre

15 Jun 2020
The State Government will invest $16.25 million to build a State Football Centre to serve the growing football community of Western Australia.
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Culture and the arts online grant system upgrades

11 Jun 2020
The DLGSC culture and the arts online grant system will undergo system maintenance and upgrades later this month. If you’re planning to apply for a grant, there are some important dates to remember.
View of the Albany Entertainment Centre exterior at dawn. Photo by Alison Paine.

The lights go up at Albany Entertainment Centre

10 Jun 2020
The Albany Entertainment Centre (AEC) will reopen to audiences on June 18 with the first of the Harbourside Concert Series, known locally as Harbourside.
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