Australian Surf Life Saving Championships to return to WA in 2022

Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin (second left) and Premier Mark McGowan (centre) with fellow politicians at Scarborough Beach. Photo: Laura Pond
Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin (second left) and Premier Mark McGowan (centre) with fellow politicians at Scarborough Beach. Photo: Laura Pond

AFTER a successful run at Scarborough earlier this year, the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships are returning to WA in 2022.

Premier Mark McGowan made the announcement today at Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club, which will again hope to host the national event.

He said the Aussies attracted more than 8500 visitors to Scarborough in April, who spent $15.8 million during the competition.

“The Aussies is a perfect example of the type of mass participation event we’re aiming to attract to WA,” he said.

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

An exact location has not been selected for the championships but Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin was hopeful it would return to Scarborough, which also hosted the 2014 event.

“The feedback from all the competitors was that they loved being at Scarborough because of the work we’d done on the foreshore,” he said.

“And we also know it’s a great spot because there’s so many tourism options here, there’s so many restaurants, they can stay at so many hotels.

“So we’re really looking forward to it.”