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Sam Kerr of the Australian Matildas is congratulated by team mates after scoring a goal during the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Play-Off

Perth victorious in FIFA Women’s World Cup host city selection

Apr 1, 2021
Perth has been officially selected as a host city for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup after the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) this morning announced the successful locations for the Australia and New Zealand tournament.

Record investment in women’s sporting facilities under State Government

Dec 23, 2020
The State Government's female friendly facilities initiative continues to encourage greater female participation in sport, with a record investment in women's sport. More than $3 million has been allocated to infrastructure projects which include new and upgraded change rooms that are suitable for women.
Women in Leadership workshop with Dr Lianne Cretney-Barnes

Recent workshops supporting women in leadership

Dec 14, 2020
The department is continuing to champion gender diversity in the sport and recreation industry, and recently held workshops in Perth and the Great Southern region.
Elizabeth Clapham. Image: State Library of Western Australia

100 years of women in local government

Mar 4, 2020
In 2020, we celebrate an important milestone for women in local government. This year, it’s 100 years since the first woman was elected to Local Government in Western Australia.
Players of Australia huddle after the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Group D match between Australia and Equatorial Guinea at the Fifa Womens World Cup Stadium.

WA supports Australian bid for Women’s Football World Cup 2023

Dec 2, 2019
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.
Minister McGurk and Minister Murray

Levelling the playing field in sports leadership

Nov 19, 2019
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.
Elyse Villani of the Scorchers plays a reverse sweep shot at Lilac Hill

Lilac Hill Park redevelopment supporting women's sport boom

Sep 28, 2019
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.
A general view of play during Game 1 of the Women's One Day International series between Australia and New Zealand at the WACA on February 22, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

WACA change rooms changing with the times

Aug 26, 2019
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.
Page reviewed 27 January 2021