Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade; Hydrogen Industry; Tourism; Science

Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson BA MLA

Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson BA MLA

Minister for Health; Mental Health

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    Six months to go to 2023 World Transplant Games in Perth

    18/10/2022 12:00 PM
    • Countdown is on to the 2023 World Transplant Games in Perth
    • Participants include organ donor and transplant recipients and their family members
    • Supported by the WA Government through Tourism WA, and the Department of Health, VenuesWest, and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

    The countdown is on for world's largest organ donation awareness event which will get underway in Perth in just six months.


    The 2023 World Transplant Games will take place from 15-21 April and aims to promote organ and tissue donation to improve access to life-saving transplants, while also providing a platform for transplant recipients to compete in a range of sporting events.


    About 2000 from around the world will compete in the Games over seven days.


    Out-of-State and local athletes will compete at the seven-day event, which has the potential to attract more than a thousand visitors and millions of dollars in visitor spend for the State.


    Deputy Premier and Tourism Minister Roger Cook joined World Transplant Games Federation CEO Chris Thomas today alongside donor recipients and their families.


    The Games will feature 16 different sports including swimming, athletics, tenpin bowling, table tennis and cycling.


    Athletes will compete at Western Australia's world-class sporting venues, including HBF Stadium, WA Athletics Stadium, Bendat Basketball Centre, Gold Netball Centre and Champion Lakes Regatta Centre, with the opening ceremony to take place at the award-winning Optus Stadium.


    A series of related events including cultural activities, donor recognition opportunities and a gala dinner will also showcase Perth's world-class hospitality and tourism offerings on a global stage.


    The 2023 World Transplant Games is supported by the WA Government through Tourism WA, and the Department of Health, VenuesWest, Lotterywest and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.


    Supporting mass participation events such as the World Transplant Games is a key part of Tourism WA's events strategy to attract more visitors to the State.


    The Games have only been held twice in Australia in the past 25 years.


    For more information please visit worldtransplantgames.org/.


    Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Roger Cook:


    "The WA Government, through Tourism WA, is so proud to bring the 2023 World Transplant Games to Perth next year to showcase our beautiful city on a global stage to the World Transplant Games community.


    "This event will provide an incredible platform for these extraordinary athletes to come together and inspire all Australians, and reminds us all of the importance of organ donation and embracing physical fitness at all stages of life.


    "The 2023 World Transplant Games will drive thousands of out-of-State visitors to WA, inject millions into the local economy and most importantly, further elevate WA on a global stage as a world-class host of major sporting and cultural events of all kinds."


    Comments attributed to Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson:


    "Many people who have received organ transplants or tissue donations have had a congenital or genetic condition, illness, or sudden organ failure.


    "Fortunately, Australia has one of the best transplant success rates in the world, with research showing the majority of Australians support organ and tissue donation.


    "The World Transplant Games shows the importance of organ and tissue donation and how it can save and transform lives."


    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:


    "The World Transplant Games are very special as an international sporting event that shines a spotlight on not only physical ability, but athletic achievement in the face of adversity - empowering athletes in their pursuit of excellence.


    "The World Transplant Games join the Women's FIFA World Cup on the line up of incredible large-scale events taking place in Western Australia next year. Our State has shown we are truly one of Australia's great sporting capitals, with world-class sports venues surrounded by fantastic tourism and hospitality experiences."


    Tourism Minister's office - 6552 6500

    Health Minister's office - 6552 5900

    Sport and Recreation Minister's office - 6552 5400