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 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

    Denmark makes WA home base for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

    12/12/2022 10:30 AM
    • Denmark picks Perth as team base camp location for FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023
    • World's biggest women's sporting event - around two billion viewers expected
    • Global spotlight will be on Perth as it hosts five international matches

    Perth has been selected by Denmark as its base for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 following site inspections by team representatives.


    The tournament next year will be one of the biggest sporting events ever seen in Western Australia.


    With two of their three Group Stage matches to be played in Perth, the Danish team has chosen the Kingsway Reserve and DoubleTree by Hilton Waterfront for its team base camp as a central location and training site for the duration of the team's Group Stage matches. 


    The FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 is proudly supported by the McGowan Government through Tourism WA.


    In Australia, 35 base camp options were shortlisted across the five host cities and 11 other regional centres, for the 16 global teams that will play matches in Australia.


    Three of these 16 teams remain unknown and will be announced after a Play-Off Tournament in February 2023.


    WA's new $40 million State Football Centre in Queens Park, which is being jointly funded by the WA and Australian Governments, is in development and will be one of two training grounds used by teams competing in Perth during the tournament.


    Dorrien Gardens is the second training ground, where the McGowan Government is contributing $200,000 to match the Australian Government's election pledge of $200,000 towards upgrades at the site.


    Matches will be played at Perth Rectangular Stadium, with the McGowan Government investing $35 million to deliver upgrades to the venue.


    Confirmed matches taking place in Perth are:

    • 22 July 2023: Denmark v People's Republic of China
    • 26 July 2023: Republic of Ireland v Canada
    • 29 July 2023: Jamaica v Group C play-off winner
    • 1 August 2023: Group B play-off winner v Denmark
    • 3 August 2023: Morocco v Colombia

    Read more about the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023™ at FIFA.com.


    Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Roger Cook:


    "The success of the Socceroos in Qatar has opened the eyes of Australians to the wonder of the football World Cups.


    "Soon WA will get to experience that same passion and excitement of this phenomenal international event.


    "We're delighted that Denmark has chosen Perth to be its base for the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023. We can't wait to be their hosts while showcasing the best of our city to the team and to the world.


    "The selection of accommodation and training sites for teams playing Perth-based games will shine a global light on the excellent hotels and sports training facilities available across our city, with visitors for the tournament injecting millions into our economy.


    "This will be history-making for Western Australia, with up to two billion people around the world expected to tune in over the course of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 - the biggest sporting event to be hosted on Australian soil since the Sydney 2000 Olympics."


    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:


    "I'm delighted to have the opportunity to welcome Denmark to our State and showcase our world-class sporting venues during the biggest women's sporting event on the planet.


    "The McGowan Government has invested more than $20 million into football in WA over the past three years through several grant programs, community infrastructure investment, and sector support, which has seen more and more women participating in sports across the State.


    "I am confident that hosting the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 in Perth will inspire many young women to join the game and will encourage many more to play at the elite level themselves - delivering a lasting legacy for women and girls both within football and the broader sporting community."


    Tourism Minister's office - 6552 6500

    Sport and Recreation Minister's office - 6552 5400