Perth is a city with a chilled vibe free from congestion and pollution. Its inhabitants have a welcoming attitude and you will quickly make this city your own. You can go out for a meal to one of the many amazing restaurants within the city centre and enjoy some of the region’s world-famous wines.
Perth also has a vibrant art and entertainment scene, and it is far more affordable than other main cities in Australia. Add to all this, stunning beaches with breath-taking sunsets and amazing natural parks with unique wildlife, and you will get one of the best cities on the planet and an amazing study destination for international students.
With amazing weather, an excellent quality of life and surrounded by welcoming people, Perth is one of the best study destinations in the world!
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Hot and dry summers
Perth has a Mediterranean climate which allows people to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle all year round. Summers are hot and dry with a range of 16 – 30+ degrees temperatures. Winters are mild and wet with a range of 8 – 20 degrees temperatures. Although most precipitations fall during winter, Perth has sunny weather around 70% of the year.
- 1 Private room: $150 – $250/ week
- Shared room: $100 – $200/ week
- Bread: from $2.70
- Milk: $1.40
- Eggs: $4.00
- Pasta/Rice: $1.50 $2.70
- Chicken breast: $10 per kilo approx.
- Standard meal: from $15.00 – $20.00
- Restaurant meal: from $25.00
- Fast Food: $11.60
- Cup of Coffee: from $4.60 (But you can get it cheaper at the petrol station)
- Movies: $18
- Haircut: $15.00 – $25.00
- Petrol: from $1.39/ L
Perth has a very organised public transport service called “TransPerth”. It includes buses, trains and ferries. You can purchase a single ticket at any machine at any station. However we recommend that you acquire a “SmartRider” (Similar to the Opal card used in Sydney) (https://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/smartrider/types-of-smartrider/standard-smartrider).
Perth has a broad range of accommodation options whether you are here for a long period of time or just for a short holiday. If you are going to live here for a while, we recommend that you visit the following websites:
If you decide you want to get accommodation before your arrival in Australia, we can help by finding you a homestay in an area that suits your needs. Contact one of our experienced consultants to find out more about Accommodation options in Perth.
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Things to do
Kings Park: You will have the chance to experience the Australian bush and wildlife while you are still in the city and overlooking the skyline!
Northbridge and Swan River: Discover laneway bars and multicultural art galleries.
Cottesloe Beach: Very close to the city centre you will find amazing beaches and one of them is Cottesloe Beach. Enjoy its crystal waters and if you stay for a bit longer, the stunning Sunset.
Rottnest Island: A 90 minutes ferry trip from Perth’s city centre you will have the chance to enjoy the amazing waters of Rottnest Island. This island is also home to a unique, funny and friendly specie of Marsupial, the Quokka.
Wave Rock: One day trip from Perth you can explore some of Western Australia’s natural landmarks such as, The Wave Rock and some ancient Aboriginal sites like The Gnamma Holes. You will also taste some of the amazing country-side food and wine.
Margaret River: 3 hours approx. from Perth city centre you can find the amazing area of the Margaret River. Its raw nature and stunning beaches will make the experience unforgettable. This area also has great local food and wines. If you are into surfing, you will be able to ride some world-class waves in an amazing environment.
Facts about Perth
- Perth was formerly known as Boorloo
- Perth has the largest inner-city park in the world; Kings Park
- Perth is closer to Indonesia than to Canberra or Sydney
- Perth has a unique specie of Marsupials endemic from the area; the Quokkas
- Perth gets more sunshine than any other capital city in Australia
- Not far from Perth you will have the chance to swim with the biggest fish in the world; The Whale Shark
- Perth is the world’s largest producer of bling
- Western Australian inhabitants are known as Sandgropers
- Perth has the last Blockbuster video store in Australia and the second last in the world.
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