The State Government announced commitments of funding through Tourism WA and the Department of Health and in-kind support from Venueswest and Department of Sport and Recreation.
The Games will attract more than 2,000 participants from 50 countries for a week of celebration of the greatest gift of all – the gift of life. The budget for the Games is close to $5 million.
World Transplant Games Federation President and Chief Executive Officer, Transplant Australia, Chris Thomas thanked the WA Government for its support stating Transplant Australia was pleased to give Perth an opportunity to shine on the world stage through this event.
“The World Transplant Games is perhaps the world’s most inspirational sporting event – bringing people aged between 5 and 80 together to celebrate the second chance at life they have received through organ transplantation.
“It carries a powerful message to encourage more people to register as donors as currently more than 1,700 Australians are desperately waiting for an organ transplant.
“The Games will also be an opportunity to showcase everything that is brilliant about Perth and Western Australia – from our first-class transplant units at Royal Perth, Sir Charles Gairdner, Fiona Stanley and Perth Children’s Hospital – to the impressive sporting facilities and unique tourism destinations,” he said.
Read the Ministers’ Media Statement here.