Living in Perth

Perth is ranked in the top 10 most liveable cities in the world and offers a wealth of experience to enjoy whilst studying. The Western Australia capital is a safe city, situated on the Swan River, with modern amenities and close to picturesque tourist destinations.


The city is a small but vibrant place with cafe strips, restaurants, shopping malls and exciting nightlife. Perth’s beachside location gives the city a laid-back feeling and sport and outdoor activities are central to the daily life of locals.

New arrivals to Perth can choose from a range of experiences to enjoy the relaxed lifestyle in the city. Visit historic Fremantle, discover the wineries in the Swan Valley or watch a game of Australian Rules Football.

Community amenities

Amenities such as supermarkets, ATMs and medical centres are available throughout the metropolitan area as well as essential services on-campus so you always have handy access to what you need. Shopping centres are easily found within the suburbs, with specialty stores in some centres stocking international foods.

There are several mobile and internet providers to choose from and free wifi is available whilst you are on-campus.

Local councils can provide information on sporting clubs and groups within your suburb and surrounds or you can become involved with groups at the university.


Perth experiences a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters. Summer occurs from December to February and winter is from June to August. Visitors to the city should be prepared for average minimums in winter around 6 – 9C and high temperatures around 40C in the middle of summer.