The State Government, through Tourism WA, has secured the BMX National Championships for 2018 and 2021, which are expected to attract thousands of visitors to Western Australia.
BMX is one of the fastest growing sports in Australia, with the country attracting the second biggest number of participants behind the USA.
More than 2,000 interstate competitors and supporters are expected for each event, making a significant contribution to the State’s economy, which in turn creates jobs.
Tourism Minister Paul Papalia said “Tourism contributed $10 billion to WA’s economy in 2016 and is a key pillar of the State Government’s plan to diversify the economy, create jobs and develop business opportunities.
“Events such as the BMX National Championships encourage high levels of visitation, which provides a boost to the economy, adds further vibrancy to WA and attracts national media attention.”
The championships will be held over six days in March/April and feature warm-up sessions, heats and finals. All riding classes are represented by divisional male and female riders aged five to over 50.
The BMX National Championships will be held at the Bunbury BMX Track in 2018 and returning in 2021 to the Perth metropolitan area.