Religion & Community

Respect and equality for everyone

We are proud to live in a city where people from all over the world are respected and made to feel welcome. We believe in equality and have built an inclusive, multicultural society where considerations of culture, religion and lifestyle are embraced.

No matter your religious, ethnic or cultural background, there is a place for you in Perth.

Ethnic communities

Our community is diverse. People from more than 200 different countries live, work and study in Western Australia. They speak as many as 170 languages and represent more than 100 religions.

Many nationalities have formed cultural groups for local and international members which allow them to socialise and connect with people who have similar interests and backgrounds.

If you’d like to join one of these groups while you’re studying in Western Australia, visit the Office of Multicultural Interests, which lists all the ethnic and community groups operating in Western Australia.


The most common religions practised in Western Australia are Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism.

Religion and your accommodation

When you’re away from your family and religious community, it’s important to know that you’ll receive appropriate support. Your Homestay family or student accommodation provider will always respect and provide for your religious and dietary requirements.

Religion and your education institution

Tertiary institutions in Western Australia have chaplains who can put you in touch with members of the Baha’i, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Jain, Jewish, Sikh and other faiths.

Places of worship

There are many churches, temples, mosques, synagogues and other centres of worship in Western Australia that cater for most religions.

For more information relating to your religious community, or to find a place of worship near your residence or institution in Perth, visit one of the websites below.

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