About Perth

Western Australia is home to 2.6 million people who come from over 200 different countries, the majority of whom (2 million people) live in the capital city of Perth.  With 12 per cent of the population speaking a language other than English at home, our workforce communicates easily with countries and businesses around the world.

Western Australia is a world leader in the production of minerals and petroleum, wool, seafood, pearls, premium wines and gourmet foods, has a strong agribusiness industry, and a growing services sector, which includes scientific and medical research, tourism, education, architecture, ship building and defence, engineering construction, subsea development, film, fashion, music and writing.

Perth has always been breathtakingly beautiful but in the last few years it has exploded with a new culture of small bars, hip restaurants and boutique hotels. Boasting wineries on the city’s doorstep, one of the world’s largest inner-city parks in the centre and pristine beaches all along the coast – Perth promises extraordinary experiences. With more sunshine than any other Australian capital city and the opportunity to watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean every night, Perth will tick all the boxes…

 

Western Australia is one of the largest States in the world. The landscape is inspiring in its beauty and grandeur and includes pristine beaches, rugged gorges, unique rock formations, towering forests and secluded waterfalls.

The climate is also varied, from the Mediterranean climate of the south, to the tropical climate of the north, meaning that you can find summer in Western Australia at any time of year. Here we explore the endless possibilities for leisure and adventure that exist in Perth city and beyond.

The waters off WA’s 12,000 kilometre long coastline are regarded as some of the most pristine in the world – and home to a myriad of marine life. Here’s our W ‘A’ list of coastal and aquatic adventures.

Have a ‘whale’ of a time at Ningaloo Reef. Without a doubt, swimming with the world’s largest fish is one of life’s most exhilarating marine experiences. Ningaloo is regarded as one of the best locations in the world to swim with whale sharks – due to the clarity of the water, regularity of the whale sharks and professionalism of the tour operators.