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

Karratha and Port Hedland are the major regional centres where most activities take place.

The Pilbara climate ranges from tropical to semi-desert, with temperatures sometimes reaching 45c in summer.

These conditions, combined with the idyllic seasons of winter and spring, ensure a diverse range of sport and recreation interests are pursued all year.


Regional stakeholders

The department works closely with a range of stakeholders in the Pilbara region. These include local governments, the Pilbara Development Commission, State Government agencies and not-for-profit organisations.

Local governments in the Pilbara

Contact the Pilbara office

Pilbara office

Karratha Leisureplex, Dampier Highway, Karratha WA 6714
PO Box 941, Karratha WA 6714
Telephone 61 8 9182 2100

Pilbara staff

Toby Cotterell
Regional Manager Pilbara
Telephone 61 8 9182 2100
Email toby.cotterell@dlgsc.wa.gov.au

Erin Roznoczny
Regional Officer
Telephone 61 8 9182 2100
Email erin.roznoczny@dlgsc.wa.gov.au

Josie Holub 
Regional Support Officer
Telephone 61 8 9182 2100
Email josie.holub@dlgsc.wa.gov.au 

Pilbara Sportshouse

Within the Pilbara Sportshouse there are Development Officers for cricket, Australian Rules Football, rugby and Garnduwa. These officers play an important role in developing and growing sport and recreation within the region and work in close partnership with the department.

Basketball WA


Football West

Karen Hennessy
Community Participation Officer — Pilbara
Telephone 61 8 6181 0700
Email karen.hennessy@footballwest.com.au

Western Australian Cricket Association

Michael Bailey
Manager North West/Eastern Goldfields
Email michael.bailey@wacricket.com.au

Western Australian Football Commission

Vicki Agnew
Regional Development Manager
Telephone 61 8 9182 2125
Mobile 0455 661 633
Website www.wafootball.com.au
Email vagnew@waca.com.au

Page reviewed 06 December 2023