World Transplant Games Perth 2023


Perth, Australia will host the 23rd World Transplant Games from 15th – 21st April 2023. This will be the third time the Games have been staged in Australia with previous Games in Sydney in 1997 and the Gold Coast in 2009.

The Games are open to those who have received, heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas, stem cells and bone marrow transplants, and will bring up to 3 000 transplant athletes, their families and supporters together for a week celebrating the ultimate gift – the gift of life.

What dates will the games be held?

The Games will be held between Saturday April 15 to Friday April 21, 2023.

Who is hosting the games?

The Games will be hosted by Transplant Australia who won a competitive bid to host the Games.

What is the purpose of the games?

The Games have two objectives – to promote organ donation and encourage more people across the world to register and support donation; and to help recipients improve their health and fitness around their transplanted organ.

Who is eligible to compete?

Entry is open to all recipients of life-supporting allografts and hematopoietic cell transplants from other individuals or species, which require or have required the use of immunosuppressive drug therapies.

Competitors must have been transplanted for at least 1 year, with stable graft function, be medically fit, and have trained for the events in which they have entered.

If a potential competitor has been transplanted for at least 6 months, with stable graft function, has been training, and has permission from their own doctor, their entry may be considered by the WTGF medical committee and be allowed to enter.

Age participation is from 4 years to 80+ years.

Donor families and Living donors are invited to take part in a select array of sporting events, to help recognise their contribution.

All competitions must be members of their relevant WTGF country member organisation.

What Sports Will Be On Offer

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For Recipients:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • 3on3 Basketball
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Golf
  • Petanque
  • 5k Road Race
  • Sprint Triathlon
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ten Pin Bowling
  • Volleyball
  • Beach Volleyball and Lawn Bowls.

For Donors:

  • 5KM Road Run
  • Petanque Singles
  • Golf Pairs
  • Darts
  • Lawn Bowls Singles
  • Swimming - 50m freestyle
  • Athletics
    • 100m Sprint
    • Long jump
    • Ball throw
    • Racewalk (5000M Men, 3000 Women)

For full details about rules, registration and sports,
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Click here for the World Transplant Games 2023 schedule. * Subject to change

What About The Pandemic

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The organizers are confident that by 2023 vaccinations for COVID-19 will have been rolled out throughout the world and that international travel and confidence in traveling will have returned. Nevertheless, it is taking into consideration all factors related to the pandemic and has built into the contractual arrangements the option to postpone the Games in the unlikely event the pandemic is still causing problems.