Perth Travel Facts

The Basics

City Name: Perth

Where is it located?: Perth is located in the southwest corner of Western Australia, on Australia’s west coast.

Why do people go there?: For those wanting to get away from the more crowded east coast, Perth is the place to go. Westralians are generally more friendly than their eastern counterparts, and not far from the world’s most remote capital is excellent surfing and wine regions.

How do travelers get there?: Due to Perth’s remoteness, a majority of travelers fly from the east coast, although there are some international arrivals from Asia. The adventurous can cross the desert in a car, or those with money and time may enjoy the train ride from Adelaide.

Currency: Australian Dollar

City Code: 8

Population: 1.3 million

Languages: English

Travel Information

Neighborhoods: Northbridge, Fremantle, Scarborough, Kings Park, Subiaco

Attractions: Remoteness, Beaches, City/town Style

Accommodations: Perth Hostels

Tourist Office: Western Australian Tourist Centre, Forrest Place, Perth, WA 6000, tel. 09-483 1111.

Off-the-beaten-path: Convicts and Colonials Trail,Swan Valley

Health Issues: dengue, measles, pertussis

Tips for Visiting

When to go: Head over in the early summer months like November and December, just when the east coast is starting to get heated up, and enjoy the lack of humidity.

City Specific Events: Perth loves its festivals: there’s the Festival of Perth, The Northbridge Festival and Artrage Festival. All offer food, fun and entertainment.

How to get around?: Transperth gives free rides on buses and trains in the city center. They also operate ferries.

Good to know: Perth is the most remote capital in the world.

Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Paris is the Perth Airport.

Need more information?: Check out the Perth travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.