Media Statements

For Portfolio: Tourism

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

27/11/2022

McGowan; Cook; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; Culture and the Arts

Western Australia’s new AC/DC-inspired celebration for 2023

23/11/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

The Aussies open for competitors in spectacular event for WA

20/11/2022

McGowan; Cook; MacTiernan

Premier; Tourism; Regional Development

Margaret River and South-West region’s tourism and events grow

16/11/2022

Cook

Tourism

WA journeys named Best in Travel for 2023 by Lonely Planet

10/11/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

National Rugby League Double-Header for Perth next year

8/11/2022

McGowan; Cook; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; Culture and the Arts

Australian-first Giants of Mandurah come to life in Peel region

6/11/2022

Cook

Tourism

State’s best tourism operators recognised at 2022 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards

30/10/2022

Templeman; Cook

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

Government to support third party bidder for WA-based NRL team

28/10/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

WA to host first global mixed tennis event

25/10/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

First international team officials arrive in Perth after FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 draw

21/10/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Culture and the Arts

Björk’s star power to light up Perth Festival in Australian exclusive

18/10/2022

Cook; Sanderson; Templeman

Tourism; Health; Sport and Recreation

Six months to go to 2023 World Transplant Games in Perth

16/10/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Mountain bike marathon world championships coming to WA

15/10/2022

Cook

Tourism

New Dark Sky Festival to light up Total Solar Eclipse

14/10/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Total Solar Eclipse upgrades for Onslow, Coral Bay and Carnarvon

14/10/2022

Cook

Tourism

New direct Qantas flights from Melbourne to Exmouth

11/10/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

UFC returns to Perth in major boost for local businesses

10/10/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

India joins world’s best teams in Perth for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

6/10/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Ocean events set to make a splash following new deal

5/10/2022

Cook

Tourism

Cruise industry leaders sail into WA for WA Cruise Exchange

20/09/2022

Whitby; Cook

Environment; Tourism

Trial for swimming with seals off our coastline

20/09/2022

Cook

Tourism

2023 Margaret River Pro dates released for crucial WSL event

14/09/2022

Cook

Tourism

WA wins big at Australian Top Tourism Awards in Canberra

14/09/2022

Cook

Tourism

Thomas Dambo’s Giants on their way to Peel region this spring

9/09/2022

Cook

Tourism

Latest official visitor figures show WA leading the nation

7/09/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Special interstate airfares celebrate WA’s new tourism brand

6/09/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

New Western Australian brand showcases dream holidays as reality

28/08/2022

Cook; Saffioti

Tourism; Ports

WA gets ready to welcome back big ship cruising

26/08/2022

Saffioti; Cook

Transport; Tourism

Expanded accommodation opportunities for Exmouth landowners for Total Solar Eclipse in 2023

23/08/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Applications open for regional event funding support

22/08/2022

McGowan; Cook; Buti

Premier; Tourism; Racing and Gaming

Major hospitality and tourism recruitment campaign set to launch

22/08/2022

Cook

Tourism

New funding boost to develop tourism and hospitality skills

19/08/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Thousands of visitors to transform Broome for popular festival

17/08/2022

Cook

Tourism

Call for Expressions of Interest for prime site on Rottnest Island

5/08/2022

MacTiernan; Cook

Regional Development; Tourism

Bullara accommodation development boosts Exmouth tourism

29/07/2022

Whitby; Cook

Environment; Tourism

Nature-based tourism wins from regulatory reform

27/07/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Sky’s the limit for WA ballooning championships in 2023

20/07/2022

McGowan; Cook; McGurk

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

WA kicks off week of elite international football with ICON festival

20/07/2022

Cook

Tourism

Players on Perth pitch for Hockey Australia U21 Championships

8/07/2022

Cook

Tourism

Rottnest Island management plan reviewed to guide island’s future

25/06/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Perth’s first-ever direct connection with Continental Europe takes off

24/06/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Two new direct flights set to soar as WA reconnects with the world

21/06/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Countdown on for historic first direct flights

20/06/2022

Cook

Tourism

Virgin Australia offer 50 per cent off fares to Escape to WA

15/06/2022

Templeman; Cook

Culture and the Arts; Tourism

Step right in, WAnderland is waiting

10/06/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Aboriginal tourism wins in the North-West with Jina Plan

9/06/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Thousands of visitors coming to WA for 2023 Australian Youth Water Polo Championships and star-studded international tests

8/06/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Regional events to reignite tourism around the State

2/06/2022

McGowan; Cook; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth to host 2022 Suncorp Super Netball League Grand Final

31/05/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Culture and the Arts

Australian-first sculpture trail to boost Peel region

27/05/2022

Cook

Tourism; State Development, Jobs and Trade

New website launched for tourism and hospitality jobs across WA

26/05/2022

McGowan; Cook; Whitby

Premier; Tourism; Environment

New environmentally sensitive tourism offerings for national parks

24/05/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

WA welcomes back working holiday makers

23/05/2022

MacTiernan; Cook

Agriculture and Food; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Plating Up WA dishes celebrated on international stage in Singapore

19/05/2022

Cook

Tourism

UK travellers targeted in two new marketing partnerships

17/05/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Dates confirmed for popular Ord Valley Muster next May

16/05/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism; Science

Deputy Premier to lead India trade mission with WA business leaders

13/05/2022

Cook; Templeman

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Rugby World Cup coming to Australia in 2027 and 2029

12/05/2022

Cook

Tourism

$70 million injection to drive tourism and support local businesses

6/05/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Shinju Matsuri support renewed for another three years

4/05/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Western Australia welcomes early return of Perth-London direct flight

4/05/2022

Cook

Tourism

Rottnest Island calling for new recreational and Aboriginal cultural tourism businesses

29/04/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Rottnest Island set to go green and run off 75 per cent renewables

28/04/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Tickets on sale for historic Wallabies v England Perth test match

28/04/2022

Cook; MacTiernan; Punch

Deputy Premier; Tourism; Regional Development; Fisheries

Shore Leave festival back showcasing the best of the Mid-West for 2022

28/04/2022

McGowan; Cook; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Premier League superstars kicking goals for Perth in International Festival of Football blockbuster event

23/04/2022

Cook

Tourism

World’s best surfers ready to rip at Margaret River Pro in tourism bonanza for local businesses

22/04/2022

Punch; Cook

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

Australian Masters Games kicks off

20/04/2022

Cook

Tourism

$19.3 million Budget injection lights up Total Solar Eclipse as one-year-to-go countdown begins

6/04/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan; Cook

Premier; Regional Development; Tourism

History made as direct flights between Busselton and Melbourne take off

5/04/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Wallabies set to take on England in spectacular Perth Test Match

3/04/2022

McGowan; Sanderson; Cook

Premier; Health; Tourism

Safe cruise shipping to resume in staged manner in WA

1/04/2022

Cook

Tourism

Half price discount incentive providing tourism operator boost

1/04/2022

Cook

Tourism

The Aussies set date for making a splash in 2023

30/03/2022

Punch; Cook

Disability Services; Tourism

New all-terrain wheelchair for Rottnest Island

29/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

Three-year deal secured for popular South West triathlon event

19/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

WA tourism businesses recognised at national awards

16/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

Tickets on sale for State of Origin Game II in Perth

11/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

WA open for business with resumption of Singapore to Perth Jetstar Asia route

10/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

Taste Great Southern secured for another three years

9/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

Supercars tickets a licence to thrill motorsport fans

8/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

Optus Stadium attraction takes fan experiences to new heights

7/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

Fly with a friend to WA with new Qantas fare deal partnership

4/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

Sculpture by the Sea brings Cottesloe beachfront to life

4/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

$3 million to travel agents impacted by border changes

3/03/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

$12 million marketing blitz to lure interstate travellers back to WA

2/03/2022

Cook; Buti

Tourism; Aboriginal Affairs

New funding agreement to boost Aboriginal tourism in WA

2/03/2022

McGowan; Cook; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; International Education

Tourism giveaway to welcome Perth arrivals as borders ease

28/02/2022

Saffioti; Whitby

Tourism; Climate Action

First electric CAT bus hits the streets in Joondalup

28/02/2022

Saffioti; Cook; MacTiernan

Planning; Tourism; Agriculture and Food

Draft report for Pickering Brook and Surrounds released for comment

25/02/2022

Cook

Tourism

Applications now open for tourism support packages

24/02/2022

Cook

Tourism

Redevelopment to breathe new life into Nedlands Baths site

16/02/2022

Cook; Whitby

Tourism; Climate Action

New zero-emission aircraft fleet to launch in WA

11/02/2022

Cook

Tourism; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Reconnect WA funding helps secure new business events

6/01/2022

Cook

Tourism

WA secures global sports festival to boost tourism and economy

29/12/2021

Cook

Tourism

Major Rottnest Island development receives conditional approval

17/12/2021

Templeman; Dawson

Tourism; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal artwork unveiled at newly renovated visitor centre

15/12/2021

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Tourism

International visitors to say ciao with direct flights from Italy

9/12/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Joint media statement - Rottnest unveils a stunning new jewel in its crown

8/12/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Three-year funding secured for festival shore to please