Media Statements

For Portfolio: Tourism

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

6/12/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Peel hospitality operators set to benefit from jobs course

2/12/2021

McGowan; Buti; Templeman

Premier; Sport and Recreation; Tourism

Perth to host five FIFA Women's World Cup games in 2023

1/12/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Jobs course heads south to boost local hospitality workforce

16/11/2021

Templeman

Tourism

New Chairperson appointed to Rottnest Island Authority Board

15/11/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Give the gift of travel and unwrap a WA adventure this Christmas

30/10/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Raft of affordable regional airfares set to take flight

28/10/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Industry roundtables to shape the State’s tourism future

28/10/2021

Whitby; Templeman

Racing and Gaming; Tourism

Giddy-up! Broadcast trifecta for WA’s biggest horse racing festival

13/10/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Kimberley to feature in Australian fashion campaign

12/10/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Former Perth Airport executive appointed Tourism WA Managing Director

29/09/2021

Templeman; Buti

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth proves pitch-perfect with five major hockey events secured

23/09/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Marketing support to encourage a stay in Perth this Spring

23/09/2021

Templeman; Buti

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Matagarup mega-footy a sign of Perth's Grand Final fever

19/09/2021

Templeman

Tourism

See more of Rottnest for less this Spring

18/09/2021

McGowan; Templeman; Buti

Premier; Tourism; Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation

WA artists front historic AFL Grand Final

14/09/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Ord Valley event musters up millions for east Kimberley economy

14/09/2021

Templeman; Cook

Tourism; Health; Medical Research; Science

Another two international conferences for Perth in 2024

5/09/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Regional jobs in spotlight as workshops roll-out

4/09/2021

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Tourism

Applications opening for Tourism and Travel Agent Support Fund

3/09/2021

Cook; Templeman; Buti

Deputy Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Wallabies primed for Perth Bledisloe battle

3/09/2021

Templeman

Tourism

New Aboriginal tourism campgrounds to be developed

1/09/2021

Templeman

Tourism

September the time to celebrate the Quokka’s Birthday on Rottnest

30/08/2021

Sanderson; Templeman

Environment; Tourism

Extra support for Kalbarri tourism operators and communities hurt by Cyclone Seroja

28/08/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Kalbarri half price promotion sold out in a week

24/08/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Applications open for regional event funding support

22/08/2021

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Tourism

Joint media statement - Assistance grants for WA tourism businesses impacted by COVID-19

18/08/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Half-price sale to welcome Western Australians back to Kalbarri

13/08/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Thousands of discount airfares to State’s north snapped up

6/08/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Two adrenaline-filled South-West sporting events extended to 2023

5/08/2021

Templeman; Cook; Buti

Tourism; Health; Sport and Recreation

Let the games begin! World Transplant Games to kick off in Perth 2023

5/08/2021

Templeman

Tourism

High-stakes schedule for 2022 Margaret River Pro

3/08/2021

Buti; Templeman

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

Construction starts on Optus Stadium’s new rooftop viewing platform

22/07/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Tourism funding supports Crab Fest comeback

22/07/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

WA’s flagship gourmet food and wine festival set to shine

18/07/2021

Templeman

Tourism

‘Relook and Book’ your holiday in WA

8/07/2021

Templeman

Tourism; Culture and the Arts

Rottnest to come alive to sounds of Island Jazz Festival this July

29/06/2021

Templeman

Tourism

New Tourism WA Board chairperson and members announced

23/06/2021

Templeman; Buti

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Supercars tickets a licence to thrill motorsport fans

22/06/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan; Templeman

Premier; Agriculture and Food; Tourism

Support for events industry as 2021 Perth Royal Show goes on

11/06/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Lights, camera, action for South-West CinefestOZ festival funding

9/06/2021

Templeman; Buti

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Tickets on sale for Perth’s Bledisloe Cup blockbuster

4/06/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Kalbarri open for business and ready to welcome visitors

1/06/2021

Cook; Templeman

Science; Medical Research; Tourism

Australia’s largest life science conference comes to WA

30/05/2021

Templeman; Cook

Tourism; Health; Medical Research

Perth to host world-leading neuromuscular conference

25/05/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Meals and mystery added in Stay, Play and Save round two

20/05/2021

Templeman

Tourism

WA consortium selected to redevelop Rottnest Island’s Lodge site

19/05/2021

Buti; Templeman

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

Perth secures historic Ashes Test and One Day International for 2021-22 season

14/05/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Rottnest Island riding global wave in surfing championship splash

13/05/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Hospitality course upskills job seekers and teaches tricks of the trade

13/05/2021

Templeman; Dawson

Tourism; Aboriginal Affairs

Explore the world of Aboriginal culture and astronomy at Rottnest Island

13/05/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Raft of regional events set to shine around State

10/05/2021

Templeman; Buti

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

National Surf Life Saving event shore to attract swell of support

7/05/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Tourism partnership to serve up five-star culinary content

4/05/2021

Ellery; Templeman

Education and Training; Tourism

New training centre to help tourism industry progressing

4/05/2021

Templeman; Dawson

Tourism; Aboriginal Affairs

$20 million to increase Aboriginal tourism opportunities

29/04/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Competitors set to rise to occasion at ballooning championships

23/04/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Call for new recreational, leisure and Aboriginal cultural tourism businesses on Rottnest Island

21/04/2021

McGowan; Templeman; Buti

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

WA to welcome back State of Origin in 2022

15/04/2021

Templeman; Buti

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Australia’s top track and field athletes to compete in Perth

1/04/2021

McGowan; Templeman; Buti

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth victorious in FIFA Women’s World Cup host city selection

29/03/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Opportunity to wander through East Kimberley too good to pass up

29/01/2021

Papalia

Tourism

Five-year funding locked in for regional tourism organisations

26/01/2021

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Matagarup Bridge climb starts activation of Stadium precinct

25/01/2021

Papalia

Tourism

Locals encouraged to Stay, Play and Save at Perth hotels

20/01/2021

Papalia

Tourism

Three-year funding secured for Sculpture by the Sea

18/01/2021

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Entries open for Australian Masters Games in Perth

22/12/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Free travel for kids and new ‘Happiest Happy Hour’ for Rottnest

21/12/2020

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Margaret River to continue hosting popular pro surf event until 2024

15/12/2020

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Water polo champs latest win for WA events calendar

30/10/2020

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Ord Valley Muster returning to Kununurra for 2021 and beyond

6/10/2020

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Apply now for next round of regional events funding

5/10/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Saffioti

Premier; Tourism; Transport

Historic regional flights deal lands 50,000 tickets for WA’s north

5/10/2020

Papalia

Tourism

101 Kimberley and Pilbara businesses secure tourism recovery funding

5/10/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Golden Outback tourism businesses share in funding support

5/10/2020

Papalia

Tourism

South-West and Great Southern tourism businesses share in Survival Grants funding

5/10/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Coral Coast tourism industry shares in $1.75 million support

4/10/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Tourism Recovery Program delivers direct support to nearly 1,000 WA businesses

19/09/2020

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Register now to be one of the first to enjoy Matagarup’s zip-line

17/09/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

A million reasons to Wander out Yonder in time for school holidays

9/09/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; Culture and the Arts

Wander out Yonder and spring into a Perth staycation

3/09/2020

McGowan; Papalia; MacTiernan

Premier; Tourism; Regional Development; Agriculture and Food

Young West Aussies encouraged to Work and Wander out Yonder

27/08/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Quokka Birthday expanded as Perth Mint commemorates world’s happiest animal

19/08/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; Papalia

Premier; Transport; Tourism

Regional aviation continues on the flight path to recovery

8/08/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Dawson

Premier; Tourism; Environment

WA Recovery Plan injects $150 million into State’s tourism industry

8/08/2020

Papalia; Saffioti

Tourism; Transport

Record infrastructure upgrades to support Rottnest Island’s growth

3/08/2020

Papalia; Saffioti

Tourism; Transport

Discounted Kimberley flights sell out in first week

24/07/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Chairperson reappointed to Rottnest Island Authority board

23/07/2020

Papalia

Tourism

New offers to put WA holidays on the horizon for locals

21/07/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Ellery

Premier; Tourism; Transport

Cheaper airfares a big boost to Kimberley tourism in WA’s recovery

17/07/2020

MacTiernan; McGurk

Regional Development; Tourism

Gascoyne Food Festival back on for 2020

5/07/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Statement from Tourism Minister Paul Papalia

3/07/2020

Papalia

Tourism

New partnerships to sweeten the deal for WA holiday-makers

3/07/2020

Papalia

Tourism

‘Get Quokka Happy’ and save on Rottnest Island this winter

3/07/2020

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Broome's Shinju Matsuri festival celebrates 50th anniversary