About Us

The Royal Western Australian Bowling Association (Inc), trading as Bowls WA, is responsible for advancing, promoting and controlling the game of lawn bowls in WA.

Bowls WA is made up of 202 bowling clubs (metro – 64, country – 138) with a total of 13,570 members. This makes it one of the largest sporting organisations in WA.

The organisation is governed by a set of Rules to cover the management of the organisation, a set of By Laws to cover the game and Policies on a wide range of matters. All of these documents can be found in the Governance section.

The organisation is managed by a Board of up to 10 members and has 5 full time and 1 part time staff. A comprehensive Committee structure reports to the Board.

The primary responsibilities of the organisation include:

  •  Promote and advance the sport of bowls in WA
  •  Conduct State championships
  •  Conduct pennants (inter – club) competition
  •  Manage WA State teams
  •  Train coaches and umpires
  •  Provide assistance to clubs with management and development issues
  •  Represent the sport in the public forum.

A full listing of the services provided by Bowls WA is outlined in 21 Reasons for Bowls WA