Perth, WA

  • City Info
    City of Perth, WA

    Perth is the capital of Western Australia and the fourth largest city in Australia. Founded by Captain James Stirling in 1829 and gained city status in 1856


    Perth is located in Western Australia, between the Indian Ocean and a low costal escarpment known as the Darling Range.

    Perth, WA CBD

    The CBD has plenty of cultural instutions such as the State Library, the Art gallery and the Western Australian Museum.


    Jun to Aug
    8°C - 18°C

    Sep to Nov
    11°C - 23°C

    Dec to Feb
    17°C - 23°C

    Mar to May
    10°C - 25°C


    Western Standard Time (GMT +8 hours) all year around

    No Smoking

    Smoking is not allowed at beaches, sporting stadium near childrens playgrounds, restaurants, bars,clubs and at the workplace. Smoking is prohibited in all Public transport including train platforms etc.

    Post Office

    Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    * Some Open Saturday: 09:00 am – 12 noon


    2 mllion people


    Notes or Bills
    $5, $10, $20, $50, $100

    5¢, 10¢, 20¢, 50¢, $1, $2 (odd cents rounded to the nearest 5¢)

    Education providers

    CRICOS registered institutions for international students: 3 Public Universities, 1 Private University, 4 University English Centres




    Mediterranean Climate


    Mon – Wed: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Thu (suburbs) & Fri (CBD): 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


    Mon – Thu: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
    Fridays: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Some bank branches open Saturday morning: 9:30 am – 12 noon

  • Explore



    Fremantle is a port city in Western Australia that’s part of the Perth metropolitan area. It’s known for its maritime history, Victorian architecture and remnants from Australia’s days as a British penal colony. Fremantle Prison, which housed convicts from the 1850s to 1991, now features re-created cellblocks. The Round House, a landmark 1831 building, also briefly functioned as a jail.

    Local handicrafts draw shoppers to the Fremantle Markets, while the Fremantle Arts Centre hosts art shows and concerts. By the oceanfront, the strikingly modern Western Australia Maritime Museum showcases historic seafaring vessels, including an America’s Cup yacht. The nearby Shipwreck Galleries contain nautical relics dating to the 1600s. Victoria Quay and Fishing Boat Harbour are popular places to watch the goings-on of the port, as well as jumping-off points for whale-watching tours to Rottnest Island. The Cappuccino Strip is a bustling thoroughfare lined with pubs and cafes.

    Main attractions include:


    Fremantle Arts Centre

    Round House

    Army Museum of Western Australia

    Fremantle Prison

    Two Feet & a Heartbeat

    Bathers Beach

    Weekly markets selling quality fashion, art, handcrafts, fresh produce, etc.

    (Courtesy of Wikipedia & Google)



  • Transport

    Perth Airport
    C 15 Kms approx. to CBD
    30 minutes (allow more time for peak traffic hours)

    Getting around

    It is important to learn about all the public transport modes around Perth and nearby Freemantle including the bus, train, ferry and taxi. The cheapest and more convenient way to go around is get a Smartrider Card which you can use on trains and buses see You can also purchase a ticket when boarding the bus or a train ticket from railway station. The closer your destination, the cheaper the fare is.

    Useful tips

    • Students doing VET (Vocational programs) and Higher Education (University courses) can obtain discount in public transport. Do check with the service provider is you are entitled for a discount and apply accordingly. If you are entitled to Student discount, carry your student ID card with you at all times.
    • If you are travelling late at night on weekends, find out if there is a night route that goes near your destination as some routes are not scheduled on weekends.
    • Disabled and elderly people as well as pregnant women have priority seating.
    • Do not eat, drink or smoke in public transport or in taxis.
    • Always make sure that you have your Smartrider Card topped up.

    Forms of transport

    For the bus, train and ferry the fare you pay for the trip depends on how far you travel (zones) and also the time of the day. Metropolitan fares apply to all areas within Perth, and are defined within Zones. Always keep a bus/train/ferry time table in your wallet see Or go to to download the app. Remember that times for the above services change on weekends and designated holidays.


    is a healthy alternative for transport. When crossing a street, wait for the green pedestrian icon. Do not walk or run over a red pedestrian light.


    To cycle you must wear a helmet at all times and follow the road rules.


    Make sure you hail the bus so the driver stops to pick you up! Always touch on at the beginning of the trip and then off at the end of trip before you leave the bus.


    Each line has a distinctive colour in the map and on the screens at the station to help you find your way easily.


    Always wear a helmet. It is now required by law to have a special motorcycle license for models of a certain size. Check with The Department of Transport at


    We drive on the left side of the road. To drive in Australia, you need an English translation of your driver’s license. Check the road rules in this link If you are going to drink alcohol, do not drive.


    A safe mode of transportation in particular if you have been drinking after a party. You can pay the taxi fare with your credit card if you do not carry cash. Always ask for a receipt.

  • Hospitals


    International Students must go to Public Hospitals as their Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) does not cover expenses in private hospitals.

    Seeking Medical Assistance

    • Carry your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) card with you at all times.
    • When visting the doctor, you will need to pay for their services (some doctors may bulk bill at no cost to you).
    • Keep all receipts so you can obtain reimbursement later.
    • All medical emergencies are covered by your Overseas Student Health Care (OSHC).
    • If you are unable to attend classes due to being sick, you should obtain a medical certificate from your doctor.
    King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women

    (08) 9340 2222
    374 Bagot Road,Subiaco, WA 6008

    Royal Perth Hospital

    (08) 9224 2244
    197 Wellington Street,Perth WA 6000

    Princess Margaret Hospital

    (08) 9340 8222
    Roberts Road, Subiaco WA 6008

    The Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre

    (08) 9346 3333
    Hospital Avenue,Nedlands WA 6009

    Osborne Park Hospital

    (08) 9346 8000
    Osborne Place,Stirling WA 6021

  • Government Offices
    State Library

    25 Francis Street, Perth

    Opening hours
    Mon-Thu 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
    Fri 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
    Sat-Sun 10:00 am to 5:30 pm


    City Library

    573 Hay St, Perth WA 6000

    Australian Taxation Office

    Shop 15 Wesley Quarter,
    770 Hay Street, Perth

    Opening hours
    Mon-Fri 08:30 am to 4:30 pm


    Residential Tenancy Authority


    Dept. of Immigration & Citizenship

    Ground Floor Wellington Central
    836 Wellington Street, West Perth

    Opening hours
    Mon-Fri 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


    Fair Work Ombudsman

    Level 25, 140 St Georges Terrace, Perth

  • Emergency & Assistance

    How to make an International call:
    0011 + Country Code + City Code + Number
    If you don't know your country code, call 1225

    National Phone Codes

    (02) Sydney (NSW) & Canberra (ACT)

    (07) Brisbane & Gold Coast (QLD)

    (08) Perth (WA), Adelaide (SA) & Darwin (NT)

    (04) Mobile (Australia wide)

    (03) Melbourne (VIC) & Hobart (TAS)

    (13 or 1300) Local calls

  • Student Services Directory

    There are no Education providers yet in perth