Life in Perth
With a sunny climate, plenty of outdoor activities and everything a cosmopolitan city has to offer, there are plenty of reasons people love living in Perth.
Facts about Perth, WA
The city was named after Perth, Scotland and sits on the northern banks of the Swan River. Find out more about Perth, the capital city of Western Australia.
Things to do in and around Perth
Perth offers something to suit every taste – from shopping and fine dining to exploring amazing natural landscapes and meeting native wildlife.
Climate and culture
Perth has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. It also enjoys more hours of sunshine than any other capital city in Australia.
As a very multicultural city where all cultures are welcomed and embraced, Perth has a reputation for being friendly and relaxed.
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Discover the cost of living in Perth to help you budget for food, accommodation, the cost of your study materials and other living expenses.