​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Australian Football League (AFL)

Australian rules football or “Aussie Rules” as it is better known has been played since the mid-nineteenth century. It is the most popular Australian sport to play and watch during winter.

The Western Australian AFL teams are the:

For more information and to find out how to get involved, visit the
AFL Community website​.


The Perth Wildcats are Western Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL) team. Western Australia also has its own basketball league.

For more information, visit the:


Netball is the most popular participation team sport in Australia. It is particularly popular with girls aged 5 to 14 years and is played in schools and community teams throughout the State. 

Western Australia’s Australian Netball League team is ​West Coast Fever. 

​For more information and to find out how to get involved, visit the
Netball Western Austra​lia website​.


Football (soccer)

Football West is the governing body for football (soccer) in Western Australia. Perth has one of the highest numbers of soccer supporters per capita in the country. WA’s biggest team is Perth Glory. 

​Visit Football West's website for more information.

Tennis West

Tennis is a popular participant and spectator sport. The main event in the professional calendar is the Hopman Cup, held in January each year. There are also various tournaments run by clubs and the State organisation, Tennis West.

For more information, visit the Tennis West website​.​


Cricket is played at all levels, including community, district and state. 

District cricket is Western Australia’s premier club cricket competition and the breeding ground for our future champions. 

​For more information, visit the Western Australian Cricket Association website​.​