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Embrace the best of both worlds in Perth, where soft-sand beaches and scenic parks meet a thriving metropolis of small bars, creative restaurants and curated street art. Nature and urban life exist in harmony in Perth, on Australia's west coast. Here, where the locals soak up more sunny days than in any other Australian capital city, you can visit nearby Rottnest Island, walk in leafy Kings Park and tour Swan Valley vineyards. For local culture, wander the nearby city of Fremantle's winding portside streets and Perth city centre's museum and gallery precinct.

 

History

The Nyoongar Aboriginal people are Perth’s indigenous inhabitants and have been the custodians of the land for tens of thousands of years. The first Europeans to discover the Western Australian coast were the Dutch in 1616. Perth’s incredible beauty was recognised by British settlers when Captain James Stirling founded the city in 1829.

 

Location and size

Western Australia is Australia’s largest state covering 2.5million square kilometres

and has nearly 13,000 kilometres of coastline. Perth is the capital city of Western Australia. Located on the west coast, Perth is in the same time zone and close proximity to most of South East Asia. Its location also makes it the closest gateway to Australia from the UK and Europe.

 

Population

Western Australia has a population of 2,576,000. The capital city Perth is home to 1,940,000.

 

Airport and Transport

The domestic and international airport terminals are located approximately 11.6 km from the Perth City Centre.

A shuttle bus service meets all flights into Western Australia. Operating both to and from Perth Airport, the Perth Airport Connect shuttle buses will pick you up or drop you off right at the door of your Perth City hotel. For information and bookings, please visit www.perthairportconnect.com.au or call 1300 666 806.These buses are located at the front of each terminal.

Covered taxi ranks are located on the ground floor of both the International Terminal (T1) and Domestic Terminals (T2 & T3) and cost approximately AUS$50. It takes about 25 minutes from the airport to Perth.

Transperth operates a bus service to and from Perth Airport's Domestic Terminals. This bus stop in located in the bus lane, closest to Qantas Domestic Terminals.

Bus 37 operates daily between Kings Park and Domestic Terminals (T2 & T3), via the Esplanade Bus Port, Victoria Park Transfer Station and Belmont Forum Shopping Centre. The journey takes approximately 55 minutes.

Please note that Transperth does not operate bus services to Perth Airport's International Terminal.  The Perth Airport Connect shuttle service is available for passengers who wish to travel between both the International (T1) and Domestic Terminals (T2/3) and Perth City.

To view maps and timetables or for further information on Transperth services please visit www.transperth.wa.gov.au.

For more information, please contact Transperth on 13 62 13 (Perth metro area) or +61 8 9428 1900.

 

Local Transport

Free Central Area Bus Transit (CAT) Services: Within the city centre of Perth you can enjoy free and easy transport on the modern CAT buses. Theses buses run on several routes, with numerous and easily recognisable stops, with real time passenger information, along the way. The CAT buses are a great way for delegates to move between their city hotel, the train station and other city and Northbridge attractions/venues, free of charge. A free CAT service also operates in the city of Fremantle.

Buses: Perth's public bus service (Transperth) also has a free transit zone within the city and operates a comprehensive service across the metropolitan area.

Trains: Perth has a modern train system with five lines: to Armadale in the south east, Fremantle in the west, Clarkson in the north west, Midland in the east and a Southern Suburbs Railway line to Mandurah. The train system is simple to navigate, clean and safe. A free transit zone operates in the city centre.

Taxis: Taxis are readily available from the domestic and international airports and throughout the city of Perth. Perth taxis offer safe, efficient and cost-effective commuting for delegates and can be hailed on the street or ordered by telephone. The average taxi fare from the airport to Fremantle is approximately $45 (25-minute journey).

Traffic: Perth is blessed with a modern road network incorporating major highways and well planned feeder roads. It is rare to experience major traffic delays in Perth.

Cycling and walking: Perth has a comprehensive network of cycle and walk paths in the city and throughout the metropolitan area. There are some wonderful riverside routes at the doorstep of the city.

 

Eating Out

Seafood plays an important role in Perth's food scene, with beautiful produce caught fresh from the dazzling waters of the Indian Ocean and served daily at restaurants across the whole region. Eat out here and you'll find the warm climate makes for sensational al fresco dining. Tables and chairs spill onto sidewalks where people congregate with glasses of wine, delectable foods and good company. You can also explore one of the four wine regions within an hour of Perth, each bursting with flavour, unique produce tasting experiences and dining options. Perth's natural attractions also add to its dining pleasure.

Fremantle is approximately 30 minutes from the City via car, taxi, or train. Fremantle boasts a large range of cuisines with a specialty in seaside seafood. Visit the Café Strip to pick from a variety of eateries and alfresco dining options.

 

Time

Western Standard - UTC/GMT + 8 hours – applies to the whole of Western Australia including Perth, and is the same time zone as Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Manila and Taipei.

 

Weather

Perth, Western Australia enjoys hot and dry summers and slightly wet winters, altogether characterising a temperate climate. It experiences all of the four seasons every year. During ordinary days, Perth weather is depicted in dry heat paired with a cooling breeze that usually comes in the afternoon. This cooling breeze is often referred to as the "Fremantle Doctor".

In July, you can expect an average minimum temperature of 10° C and an average maximum temperature of 18° C.