City Guide


Perth is the capital city of Western Australia and is located on the Indian Ocean and Swan River. It has a population of around 2 million people and is known as one of the world’s most isolated cities. Perth has relaxed coastal city vibes and plenty of outback adventures to offer.

Voted as one of the safest cities in the world, international students can explore this spread-out city and its backyard without worry. There are award-winning wineries, beautiful beaches and pristine pink lakes waiting to be explored!

Fast Facts

  • Capital city of Western Australia
  • On the Indian Ocean
  • Top 10 safest cities in the world
  • One of the world’s “most liveable cities”
  • More hours of sunshine than any other capital city in Australia
  • The sunsets!
  • Rottnest Island, home of the smiling quokka



Bucket List

  • Grab a coffee and explore one of the largest inner-city parks, Kings Park
  • Visit the Pinnacles in Nambung National Park
  • Have a beach day at Cottesloe Beach
  • Cruise or kayak down the Swan River with some of your new pals
  • Take a day trip to Rottnest Island and snap a photo of the happiest animal in the world – the quokka
  • Have a weekend getaway to explore a pink lake in Fitzgerald River National Park (in Esperance)
  • Laze on the beach with your friends—kangaroos in Lucky Bay
  • Pizza. Liquor. Beer. Need we say more?
  • Grab a drink at the speakeasy bar, Sneaky Tony’s if you can (password required, see Facebook)
  • Visit the Maritime Museum