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Western Australia has great weather making it possible to live a relaxed, outdoor lifestyle throughout the year.


Perth is Western Australia’s rapidly growing capital city.  With a population of nearly 2 million, Perth is set around the beautiful Swan River. Even though it’s the most isolated city in the world, there is always something exciting happening in Perth.

Perth has a wealth of places to explore, with some of the best parks and gardens in Australia. In fact, Kings Park is the biggest city park in the world; it’s even bigger than New York’s Central Park!

If you are looking for some fun at the beach, Perth has a long gorgeous coastline to spend those hot summer days.​


Fremantle, with its busy port, is located to the south of Perth. It has street cafes, markets and a lively music scene that make Fremantle such a unique place. Fremantle has a large selection of healthy, fresh foods on offer from around the world.

The local community includes artists and performers who regularly take to the streets to showcase their talents and creative works to transform the city into a vibrant place of community activity.


The City of Joondalup is a modern, clean city built on the edge of Lake Joondalup. Located in Perth’s northern suburbs, Joondalup is 25 minutes from Perth. Joondalup offers an excellent selection of restaurants, cafes, and shopping experiences.

Many students choose to live in Joondalup to take advantage of the Joondalup Learning Precinct, which includes North Metropolitan TAFE and Edith Cowan University (ECU).

Perth Nightlife

Perth's nightlife scene is always changing, especially with the emergence of many trendy new micro-bars. The city has a large number of nightclubs, award-winning bars, karaoke and cocktail bars.

Many people in Perth celebrate the 'Sunday Session', when they head to pubs for a few hours on a Sunday afternoon to enjoy some music and the sunshine with friends. This is especially popular during the summer along the coast.

Eating out in Perth

Perth locals enjoy dining out in cafés and restaurants, where there is a large selection of multicultural foods on offer. From Chinese, to Italian, to Indian – there are healthy and delicious options to suit every taste.

Little cafés can be found everywhere in the city, allowing people to sit outdoors and enjoy the lovely weather. There is no requirement to leave a service tip.

The barbecue (BBQ) is a regular feature of Australian life, where friends and family come together to enjoy a meal in a relaxed informal setting, often at a park or at the beach.

For those that prefer vegetarian food there is an amazing variety of fresh fruit and vegetables to try. Halal meat and food is widely available throughout Western Australia.

Shopping in Perth

Perth is getting bigger and better with talented young local fashion designers offering a funky and alternative option to mainstream fashion.

If you love designer shopping you will find a mix of high-end designers and trendy chain shops in Perth's western suburbs, Subiaco (Subi) and Claremont.

Perth Music Festivals

There are a number of cool music festivals held in Perth each year featuring a large number of different international and local acts.

Events such as the Big Day Out, the West Coast Blues 'N' Roots, and Summerdayze, attract thousands of young people to listen to big name bands playing the latest music.

Top 10 unique things to do in Perth!

  1. Visit one of the 19 beautiful metropolitan beaches, including the famous Cottesloe Beach.
  2. Visit Kings Park, the southern hemisphere's largest inner city park.
  3. Take a ferry to Rottnest Island and meet the cute quokkas.
  4. Explore the colour and diversity of the port city of Fremantle.
  5. Sample the amazing produce and wine at Western Australia's oldest wine growing region, the Swan Valley, just half an hour's drive from Perth.
  6. Indulge in a cultural feast – visit the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Western Australian Museum and check out the many live music/theatre options available.
  7. Explore the funky inner city precincts of Perth City, Mount Lawley, Subiaco, Leederville and Claremont for fantastic restaurants, bars and shopping.
  8. Visit one of Perth's Indigenous art galleries to see some unique artwork, and do the Indigenous Heritage Tour of Kings Park to learn about Western ​Australia's fascinating history.
  9. To see native animals up close visit Perth Zo​o, AQWA or Caversham Wildlife Park.
  10. Swim with the dolphins at Rockingham, just a 45 minute drive from Perth.

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