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It’s well known that there is a link between exercise and health. And in the South West, it’s easy to live an active lifestyle that assists with promoting good health and wellbeing.

The South West is well-equipped with recreational and sporting facilities, and offers great lifestyle opportunities for all.

Leisure pursuits

From playing football to hiking through majestic forests or sailing on the ocean, the region is a great place for aspiring athletes, sports enthusiasts and those who simply like to get out and about in the great outdoors.

Bunbury is the major centre for sport in the region, with an international standard athletics track, regional sports centre and speedway among its list of facilities.

Many towns throughout the region have their own recreation centres for indoor sports, and many centres have their own swimming pools.

Outside there are playing fields for sports such as hockey, cricket, soccer and Australian Rules football.

There are facilities for thoroughbred horse racing and pacing, and for motorsports, as well as quality golf courses, yacht clubs, racing tracks and mountain bike trails.

Be part of the action

Fancy being part of a hockey team or participating in a local tennis competition? A variety of individual or team sporting clubs are established in the South West and welcome new members.

The region is also home to the South West Academy of Sport (SWAS), an organisation helping to launch the sporting careers of talented young sports men and women in the region.

Scene for major events

The South West’s natural attractions make it the perfect setting for numerous major sports events.

Ironman, adventure races and cycling tours are just some of the adrenalin-charged sporting events that take place, making the most of the picturesque natural landscapes and geography. The Margaret River Pro is just one of the international sports events that are held in the South West, bringing world-class action into the region.



South West residents are the happiest people in regional Western Australia. Residents also truly believe they have the best lifestyles outside the state’s metropolitan area, and enjoy a high sense of community.


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