Perth has lots to offer to international students including a laid-back lifestyle, warm weather, plenty of attractions, surfing and a friendly welcoming vibe. Perth has more sunshine than the other capital cities in Australia. It also boasts the highest income per capita in Australia.  Perth offers a very unique multicultural experience with people from over 200 countries living, working and studying there. It is very much a capital hub with a diverse range of occupations and employment options for graduates.  Perth is known for its excellent education and innovations in science and technology making it a perfect place for the international students to study and start their careers.

Perth is settled along the banks of the Swan River making it a picturesque city. It boasts warm weather and a vibrant cafe and restaurant scene. New York Times declared it as a ‘hipster haven’. It is also surrounded by beautiful wineries in the  Swan Valley and some of the most pristine beaches where you can watch amazing sunsets over the sea.  You can even swim with Dolphins.  

Population – 2.385 Million

Weather & Temperature

  • Summer (December – February) Temperatures 17.5 – 30°C
  • Autumn (March – May) Temperatures 13.7 – 26°C
  • Winter (June – August) Temperatures 8 – 19°C
  • Spring (September – November) 11.7 – 23°C

Main tourist attractions
Following are some tourist attractions in Perth.

  • Kings Park and Botanic Garden
  • Swan River
  • Beaches
  • The Perth Mint
  • Perth Zoo
  • Hillarys Boat Harbour
  • Art Gallery of Western Australia
  • The Bell Tower
  • Scitech
  • St. Mary’s Cathedral
  • Aviation Heritage Museum

Average house price
Median house price in Perth is $500,000

Average rental cost – $385 per week

Average overseas student rental/accommodation cost
– Home stay $235 – $325,
– On-campus student accommodation $152 – $330,
– Renting a home or unit: $165 – $445

Areas/suburbs in which students and overseas students would live

  • Northbridge.
  • Mount Lawley.
  • West Perth.
  • North Perth.
  • Leederville.
  • West Leederville.
  • Highgate.
  • Marylands.

Potential part time work for overseas students

  • Bar Staff
  • Wait Staff
  • Retail Staff
  • Nanny & Babysitting
  • Food Delivery

What sports are played in Perth?

  • Australian Rules football.
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Horse racing
  • Netball
  • Rugby league