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

    100 days until the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 begins in WA

    11/04/2023 12:00 PM
    • Countdown is on for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 
    • State Government is bringing five FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 matches to Perth/Boorloo
    • Final tickets on sale now at http://www.fifa.com/tickets
    • Supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Tourism WA and VenuesWest

    Football fans' hearts are thumping as today marks 100 days to go until the start of the world's biggest female sporting event to be held in Australia and New Zealand - the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023.


    To celebrate, Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman today led Western Australia's first performance of the UNITY BEAT - a heart-thumping, synchronised, unifying chant that will be performed at every match during the international tournament.  


    The UNITY BEAT was launched across Australia and New Zealand today, with tens of thousands of voices uniting as one to celebrate women's football.  


    In Perth, a crowd of industry officials, local players and fans gathered at Elizabeth Quay to count down the days until the first match between China and Denmark gets underway at Perth Rectangular Stadium.


    Fans also had the chance to take once-in-a-lifetime selfies with an official match ball.


    A big line up of events and exciting community activations will take place between now and the tournament, with the Perth City, Optus Stadium and RAC Arena lighting up in pink tonight to celebrate the 100 Days milestone.


    Locals and visitors alike can expect to hear the UNITY BEAT echo from the Swan River to the Darling Scarp, and back out to the Indian Ocean as excitement builds ahead of the world-class international sporting action taking place here in Perth/Boorloo.


    The FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 kicks off on 20 July 2023. To secure your tickets visit http://www.fifa.com/tickets


    Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Roger Cook:


    "In only 100 days the biggest sporting event to be hosted on Australian soil since the Sydney 2000 Olympics will kick off.


    "Western Australia is in for a huge treat when the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 comes to our State in July and August, and we couldn't be prouder to support this massive tournament.


    "The FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 will shine a global light on the excellent hotels and sports facilities available across our city, with visitors coming for the tournament set to inject millions into our economy.


    "Apart from the action on the field, this will be a terrific opportunity to showcase our State to thousands of visitors and the two billion more expected to tune in over the course of the tournament."  


    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:


    "The State Government is proud to be bringing five blockbuster matches to Perth/Boorloo as part of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023.


    "This pinnacle event for women's football will present visitors, local players and fans with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of a global sporting spectacular.


    "We're thrilled to be working alongside Tourism WA and VenuesWest in hosting the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 and associated events here in Perth/Boorloo.


    "It is a unique opportunity to realise a truly meaningful and lasting legacy for football, the community, the State - and indeed across the whole of Australia by boosting participation and highlighting the possible pathways into women's football."


    Tourism Minister's office - 6552 6500

    Sport and Recreation Minister's office - 6552 5400