The club was formed in 1987 and competes in the Australian Football League.

The Eagles have achieved remarkable success throughout four decades in the highest level of football in Australia winning four premierships. The club has appeared in more finals campaigns than any other AFL club since 1987.

The club's headquarters are at Mineral Resources Park in the Perth suburb of Lathlain and the team plays at the state of the art 60,000 seat capacity Optus Stadium. 

The Eagle mascot is based on the iconic Australian wedge-tail eagle and the colors of royal blue and gold represent the vivid imagery of Western Australia's land, sky and ocean.