Aerial photo Surf Life Saving Championships on Scarborough beach
Category
News
Date
4 September 2018

Surf life saving championships return to WA in 2022

  • Scarborough

Western Australia will again play host to one of the world's largest ocean sports events when the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships ('Aussies') returns in 2022.

Sponsored by the State Government, through Tourism WA, the Aussies is an annual event which sees Australia's 311 surf clubs come together to compete in more than 400 beach and ocean events.

This year's event attracted 8,578 visitors to Scarborough - more than 5,000 of which were competitors - who spent $15.8 million during the event. Prior to 2018, the last time the Aussies was held in WA was in 2014.

Premier Mark McGowan said the Aussies will attract thousands of competitors and supporters back to WA.

“We’re hoping to see another great turnout and an even bigger boost to the economy when the championships return in 2022,” he said.

Supporting mass participation events forms an important part of a Two-Year Action Plan put together by Tourism WA, which aims to grow the number of visitors to the State.