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

​Events form an important part of our Two-Year Action Plan to grow the number of visitors to the State. 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 2019 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 five major blockbuster events to activate the Stadium. These include an international friendly game between Manchester United and Perth Glory and a second game between Manchester United and rivals Leeds United in July 2019. 

Also on the calendar for 2019 is the Bledisloe Cup, and game two of the NRL State of Origin Series. 

In 2018, Perth Glory played Chelsea Football Club in a blockbuster friendly, which was the first international soccer club appearance at the stadium. 

Manchester United 2019 

The world's biggest sporting team will play two matches at Optus Stadium as part of its visit to Perth in July 2019.

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.

State of Origin 

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

ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth 

The ISPS HANDA 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 31-year history.

PIRTEK Perth SuperNight 

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

Last Reviewed: 2019-03-06