I don’t know anything about Perth. What is it like? What things are there to do?
Perth is both the capital and largest city of the state of Western Australia, situated between the Swan River and the southwest coast.
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. Your weekends and holidays can be spent enjoying the outdoors at barbecues with friends or swimming in the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean, or even stand-up paddle boarding on the Swan River. 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 and we make the most of our state’s natural beauty.
Our community is also incredibly 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.