Situated on the banks of the winding Swan River, Perth is a fast-growing, energetic city and the capital of Western Australia.
The city’s European naval history dates back to the Portuguese expeditions of the 16th century and the first landing by the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century.
Perth is currently undergoing a transformative period of infrastructure development and urban renewal. The changing city offers visitors new restaurants, bars, entertainment venues and urban places in the heart of the city. Perth also has a strong arts and cultural reputation. The annual Perth International Arts Festival and Sculpture by the Sea attract remarkable works by artists from all over the world.
The pleasant weather and mix of urban, cultural, and coastal features provide visitors with a diverse and fulfilling visitor experience. The iconic Cottesloe Beach, the impressive breaks of Scarborough Beach and the preferred site for snorkelers, Mettam’s Pool, are among the celebrated beaches. The beautiful seaside town of Fremantle is easily accessible, while a leisurely boat ride away, Rottnest Island is known for its 60 sun drenched beaches, coral reefs and unique wildlife.
Residents of Perth are passionate about sport and their sporting teams, the W-League and A-League Perth Glory. The W-League side is a premiership winner and two-time W-League grand finalist. Perth has also played host to a number of men’s and women’s football internationals.