A list of publications put out by the department's service areas.

List of publications


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Sport and Recreation Human Resources Guide

The Human Resources (HR) Guide and Tool Kit has many documents, policies and supporting templates, aimed at improving the level of human resources management within the sport and recreation industry in Western Australia.

Officials in sport

Position on officials in sport


Position on coaching



Position statement on volunteers.

Benefits of sport and recreation

Sport and recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier, and safer communities across Western Australia.

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More than winning – the real value of sport and recreation in Western Australia

The department advocates and supports projects to strengthen communities through sport and recreation.

Alcohol and community sport

The department promotes, encourages and supports strategies to minimise harm from alcohol use in the interests of the health and safety of those participating in sporting and recreational activities.

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Mind Matters

A healthy mind in a healthy body: How playing sport and being physically active improves mental health.

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Safer Streets

With careful planning and implementation, sport and physical activity programs (for young people) can make a significant contribution to reducing and preventing crime.

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Community Connect

How sport and recreation helps build social capital and strengthens communities.

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Brain boost (2010)

Sport and physical activity enhance childrens learning 2010.

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Active Living for All 2017-2019

A framework for physical activity in Western Australia.

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Safe Clubs 4 Kids

The Safe Clubs 4 Kids initiative encourages and supports the sport and active recreation industry to create and maintain safe environments for children and young people.

Performance enhancing drugs in sport

Position on performance enhancing drugs in sport

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Working with Children Checks

Information for the sport and recreation industry.

Photographing and filming children

Sport and recreation organisations are expected to create and maintain safe environments that are fit for purpose, provide positive experiences and ensure the safety of children.

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Sport pathways – Junior sport policy

During their growth from 5–17 years, young people develop physically, psychologically, emotionally and socially.

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The law and sport – Junior sport policy

Sport and the law is a complex area for clubs and associations.

Page reviewed 07 September 2023