Life in Perth

Perth is Australia’s fourth-largest city and capital of the thriving state of Western Australia. It offers an inspiring study environment with sunny weather, a relaxed outdoor environment and beautiful natural scenery.

Voted one of the top 10 cities in the world for several years in a row, according to the 2017 Economist Intelligence Unit’s Liveability Ranking, Perth holds international appeal with strong cultural diversity and urban sophistication.

World's sunniest capital


Ranked 7th most liveable city 2017

200 +

Over 200 nationalities enjoy living in Perth

Attractive location

Perth is a popular destination for international students as it offers a study environment in the world's most populous time zone shared with 30 per cent of the world’s population. It is also only a few hours’ flight time to several Asian cities, making it easy to keep in touch with family and friends. Perth is also the first and only city in Australia to offer free public WiFi in the CBD – a great way to network while out and about.



Things to see and do

There are so many things to do and places to visit in Perth that some of our residents at UniHall (one of UWA’s colleges on ‘College Row’) have put together a guide to show you some of their favourites.

Things to see and do


More for international students

Student community

UWA has a range of social activities and clubs to keep you busy, as well as a number of student support services.

Student community

Cost of living

Living in Perth is more affordable than Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.



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