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​Tourism WA sponsors a diverse range of major sporting, arts, cultural and culinary events across the State.

Events are a critical part of our strategy to increase the value of tourism to $12 billion by 2020. They offer people a time-based reason to visit WA and encourage them to stay longer. They also add vibrancy, provide a boost to the economy and attract valuable national and international media coverage for Western Australia.

For a list of events sponsored by Tourism WA view the 2018 events calendar

The new 60,000-seat Optus Stadium is a real game changer for the State.

Tourism WA has played a key role in securing three major blockbuster events to activate the Stadium. These include an international friendly game between Chelsea Football Club and Perth Glory in 2018, a Bledisloe Cup match in 2019, and game two of the NRL State of Origin Series in the same year.

Bledisloe Cup 2019 

One of the biggest rivalries in world sport is coming to Perth Stadium in August 2019 when Western Australia hosts its first ever Bledisloe Cup match.

Chelsea Football Club match 

Premier League powerhouse Chelsea is heading to Western Australia for an international friendly match against Perth Glory at Optus Stadium.

State of Origin 

Australia’s biggest sporting event – the Rugby League State of Origin series – is coming to Optus Stadium in 2019.

World Super 6 Perth 

The World Super 6 Perth is a new format of international golf tournament that will be held at Lake Karrinyup Country Club.

Margaret River Gourmet Escape 

The Margaret River Gourmet Escape continues to grow as a premier global culinary event, attracting international chefs and personalities.

Mastercard Hopman Cup 

The Mastercard Hopman Cup tennis tournament has welcomed some of the world's biggest tennis superstars over its 28-year history.

Perth SuperSprint 

The Perth SuperSprint, part of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, is set to attract thousands of spectators to Barbagallo Raceway.

Last Reviewed: 2018-07-16