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Tourism WA is a State Government statutory authority and part of the broader economic development portfolio of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation.

Tourism WA is responsible for promoting Western Australia as an extraordinary holiday and event destination. This includes marketing the State; developing, attracting and promoting major sporting, arts, cultural and business events; and supporting major projects that will draw visitors to particular destinations.

Tourism WA is a statutory authority under the portfolio of the Minister for Tourism the Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA and is governed by a Board of Commissioners.

The agency was established under the Western Australian Tourism Commission Act 1983.

Find out more about what we do in marketing, events and destination development below.


We deliver innovative marketing campaigns to raise local, national and international awareness of WA’s extraordinary destinations and experiences.


We develop, sponsor and promote a diverse range of sporting, arts, cultural and culinary events across the State.

Destination development 

We work across government and industry to determine the needs of destinations in terms of access, accommodation, attractions and amenities.

Last Reviewed: 2018-04-17