Social Program

Adventure awaits for our Australian Masters Games participants, not just on the sporting arena, but also on the dance floor, in the vibrant city laneway bars and eateries and in nature’s playground.

The Australian Masters Games is renowned for its social program, almost as much as the sports. And in 2022, the festivities will take in more of Perth.

Yes – there will still be a central Games hub… “Games Central” will be located right in the heart of Perth’s CBD and will deliver many of the important Games services. But 2022 will be bigger and better than ever before, and totally different to what you’ve experienced previously.

And nothing says big like a 60,000 seat stadium.

When the siren sounds at Optus Stadium to kick off proceedings on Friday 22 April 2022 (moved from Saturday) it will be for the opening ceremony of the Australian Masters Games.

Games participants will get to walk on the hallowed turf in the traditional ‘parade of athletes’ at the iconic venue which was voted the Most Beautiful Sports Facility in the World in the Prix Versailles 2019 international architecture awards. And after the parade comes the party with live music to get the dance floor pumping, with the world class stadium as the backdrop.

On Wednesday 27 April 2022 play moves from the stadium to the sand for a massive beach barbie at Coast Port Beach. Games participants will experience an unforgettable Indian Ocean sunset at the beach bar located in Fremantle – just one of Perth’s pristine metropolitan beaches. Toes in the sand and a West Australian wine in your hand… now that’s something to look forward to!

To close out the Games on Saturday 30 April 2022, Games participants are in for ‘A Night at the Museum’ with the brand new WA Museum Boola Bardip to host the closing ceremony. But it won’t be the museum exhibits coming to life, it will be the Games participants firing up after a big eight days of sport to ensure a Games send-off to remember!

Located at the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre on Whadjuk Nyoongar land, Boola Bardip means ‘many stories’ in local Nyoongar language. Games participants can choose their own adventure at the closing party – perhaps dancing the night away or maybe exploring exhibitions that showcase the rich diversity of Western Australia’s cultural and natural heritage. This stunning new venue opened in November 2020 and is sure to be a highlight.

Further updates on the social program will follow. Watch. This. Space.

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