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Your future under Perth's blue skies!

Perth has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. It is the sunniest capital city in Australia with clear blue skies an incredible 70% of the year! Our warm weather and clean air allow us to enjoy a year-round outdoor lifestyle as we make the most of our state’s natural beauty.

Our treasured coastline of white sandy beaches makes the ocean and the Swan River a big part of our lives and culture, and we work hard to maintain Western Australia’s unique national parks and gardens.

Studying in Perth lets you take advantage of our ideal climate while earning a qualification for your future. Your weekends and holidays can be spent enjoying the outdoors at barbecues with friends, swimming in the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean, or even stand up paddle boarding on the Swan River.


December to February

There’s no better time to hit the beach! Summer is also the most festive season in Perth, with Christmas, New Year’s, festivals and events bound to fill up your social calendar.

Must-attend events:

  • Australia Day fireworks
  • Food festivals and markets (e.g. Twilight Hawkers Markets)
  • Rottnest Channel Swim
  • Fringe World Festival

March to May

Beautiful, temperate days mean even more opportunities for you get outdoors, explore Perth’s backyard and watch the leaves change colour.

Must-attend events:

  • Sculpture by the Sea
  • Perth Festival
  • Food festivals and markets (e.g. Twilight Hawkers Markets)
  • ANZAC Day Ceremony

June to August

Rug up and get cosy, but have no fear. Perth’s winters are mild compared to those of the Northern Hemisphere. As long as you’re layered up, you’re good to go.

Must-attend events:

  • Australian Football League (AFL) games
  • WA Day Festival
  • Revelation Perth International Film Festival
  • Regional festivals (e.g. Avon Descent, Truffle Kerfuffle Festival)

September to November

It’s wildflower season! Watch Perth’s nature reserves, botanical parks and national parks come to life with more than 12,000 species of wildflowers in full bloom.

Must-attend events:

  • Araluen Botanic Park Tulip Festival
  • Kings Park Wildflower Festival
  • Perth Royal Show
Staying sun smart

Our beautiful weather means a lot of sunshine. In summer, temperatures can soar above 40 degrees Celsius. It is important to take precautions to prevent yourself from getting sunburnt or dehydrated outdoors.

Protect yourself against the sun by:

  • Wearing clothing that protects your skin
  • Wearing a hat and a pair of sunglasses
  • Applying broad-spectrum, water-resistant SPF30+ (or higher) sunscreen. Put it on 20 minutes before you go outdoors and every two hours afterwards.

For more information on Perth’s weather and climate, click here.