Sports and Recreation Sports and Recreation

With around 35 sports clubs and community groups to choose from, the Weipa locals love their sport and recreation. Anyone wishing to take part in an activity will find plenty to choose from.

Our sport and recreation clubs provide enormous benefit to the community by contributing to the general health and wellbeing of individuals. Being part of a club helps build happier, healthier and more connected communities.


Senior Basketball

The womens and mens social senior basketball competition commences Thursday 9th February 2017.
First game starts at 5.45pm at the Weipa Storm Surge Shelter. Please click here to see the season fixtures.
The cost is $80.00 for mens and $70 for women and all payments must be made at the WTA offices prior to players participating.

In accordance with the Basketball Rules, each Team must provide an umpire and a scorer each week and all players must abide by the team sports bylaws.  

Sport and recreation directory

The Weipa Town Authority (WTA) maintains a directory of currently active sport and community groups, with contact details, and information about each activity. You can view this here.

While the Directory is updated annually, groups are encouraged to update their details as soon as there is a change in their circumstances, using the Sport & Recreation Contact Details form.

Establishing a new club

If you are interested in establishing a new sport or recreation club in Weipa, you should talk to the Sport and Recreation Officer at WTA. They can help you promote and grow your club, and improve governance practices. Contact 07 4030 9413 to make an appointment.

There are many other useful resources available online to help sport and recreation groups deliver services more effectively for members (see below). As well as information, these sites also contain practical tools, tips and templates to help your club move with the times.

Sport and recreation plans

WTA has developed plans to guide the development and delivery of sport and recreation in the area. The responsibility to implement these Plans is shared between the WTA, community groups, residents and other government and non-government stakeholders. You can view these plans below: