Western Australia and Perth
Western Australia is the second largest state in the world, and our sunny climate has shaped some of the world’s most biodiverse landscapes.
You will benefit from a Mediterranean climate in the south, desert in the east and tropical conditions in the north. Western Australia really is a year-round destination.
There’s more to Perth than just sunshine
In Perth, you will enjoy white-sand beaches, natural bushland and local wines topped off with an ocean sunset.
Australia’s sunniest capital city offers you more than just amazing sunsets. Perth effortlessly blends urban cool with raw natural beauty and makes the perfect base for your unique Western Australian experience. Bustling with bars, restaurants, shopping and cultural spaces, Perth is also home to Kings Park – one of the world’s largest inner-city parks, as well as beautiful wineries and stunning beaches where you can even swim with wild dolphins.
Travelling around the five regions of Western Australia takes you to five very different worlds. From sub-tropical wilderness in the North West, to one of the planet’s largest fringing reefs on the Coral Coast; from an arid desert landscape in its Golden Outback, to Australia’s sunniest capital city as its hub, and one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots in the South West.
The University of Western Australia is also the founder of Perth’s cultural highlight, the Perth International Arts Festival. The festival is one of the most exciting arts festivals in the world and is the longest running international arts festival in Australia.
So join us and experience Perth for yourself.