Being inclusive means welcoming everyone, regardless of age, gender, race and ability.
The department uses a community development approach to ensure all
community members have an equal opportunity to take part in sport and
active recreation. This approach means the community's needs, goals and
aspirations become the key drivers behind what they do and how they do
The department works to increase participation in sport and active
recreation by low socio-economic communities including key low
participation groups such as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD), Aboriginal, people with disability, seniors and youth.
Our inclusion officers work with communities and sport and recreation
organisations to development opportunities and identify
projects which assist to develop inclusive environments and increase
participation in sport and recreation.
Inclusion officers are responsible for:
To find out more about what's happening in your area of the State and
how you can develop and promote inclusive sport and active recreation,
please contact the inclusion officer in your area.
When comparing structured sports to social physical activity, participation rates by CaLD people are relatively lower than people born in Australia.
Women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds are now be able to participate in sport more easily, with the release of this Australian-first multicultural uniform guide.
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) refers to the wide range of cultural groups and individuals that form part of our community. It includes groups and individuals who differ according to religion, race, language and ethnicity.
In 2016, 28.5% of Australians were born overseas. Only half of Western Australians who were born in non-English speaking countries participate in an organised physical activity – that is, have memberships at local and state sporting clubs.
However, many more are actively involved in social sports at school, in parks, with youth groups and with family and friends.
Sporting associations and clubs have a great opportunity to expand their membership, by encouraging people from diverse backgrounds to join and share their unique cultural heritage with other members.
To find a CaLD community group in your area, you may like to start by checking this list of local service providers and their contact details or
for information about other service providers in Western Australia, contact the department.
Individual who has left their own country and is unable, or unwilling to return, due to fear of being victimised because of ethnicity, religion, nationality, certain social connections or political opinion.
A list of Cultural and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) sport and recreation service providers:
30 Brook Road, Wattle Grove WA 6107Facebook @abruzzomolisewa
Australia Asia House, 275 Stirling Street, Perth WA 6000Telephone 61 8 9328 1160Email Youth.Coordinator@aaawa.org.auWebsite www.aaawa.org.au
456 Hay Street, Perth WA 6000Telephone 61 8 9325 6644Email firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite www.centrecare.com.au
28 Cecil Avenue, Cannington WA 6107Telephone 61 8 9251 5777Email email@example.comWebsite www.communicare.org.au
Unit 18 Brewer Place, Mirrabooka WA 6061Telephone 61 8 9440 0625Email firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite www.ercm.org.au
241-243 High Street, Fremantle WA 6160Telephone 61 8 9336 8282Email email@example.comWebsite www.fmcwa.com.au
*The Multicultural Centre also has offices in Cockburn, East Perth, Mirrabooka, Mandurah, North Lake Senior Campus, Kwinana.
Koondoola Primary School and Thornlie Primary SchoolWebsite www.ercwa.org.au/settlement-services/integrated-services-centres/
21 Sudbury Road, Mirrabooka WA 6061Telephone 61 8 9345 5335Email firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite www.ishar.org.au
9/24 Chesterfield Road, Mirrabooka WA 6061Telephone 61 8 9345 5755Email email@example.comWebsite www.mmrcwa.org.au
20 View Street, North Perth WA 6006Telephone 61 8 9328 2699Email firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite www.mscwa.com.au
Ground Floor, 1127 Albany Hwy, Bentley WA 6102Telephone 61 8 9451 5696Email email@example.comWebsite www.mwsc.com.au
Albany Family House, 219 North Road, Albany WA 6330Telephone 61 8 9841 8254Email firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite www.rcnc.org.au
241-243 High Street, Fremantle WA 6160Telephone 08 9335 9588
61 Lowan Loop, Karawara WA 6152Phone 61 8 9312 8200Email email@example.comWebsite www.gowrie-wa.com.au
23 Paterson Road, Kewdale WA 6105Phone 61 8 9361 8543Email firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite www.gowrie-wa.com.au
Corner Aulberry Parade and Farrington Road, Leeming WA 6169Phone 61 8 9310 5855Email email@example.comWebsite www.gowrie-wa.com.au
City West Lotteries House 2 Delhi Street, West Perth WA 6005Telephone 61 8 9420 7222Email firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite www.wacoss.org.au
227 Newcastle Street, Northbridge WA 6003Telephone 61 8 6330 5400Email email@example.comWebsite www.whfs.org.au
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