For an extraordinary conference destination, look no further than Perth, Western Australia. Our breathtakingly beautiful city is situated between lush wine growing country of the South West and the hypnotic Australian outback in the Kimberley region of the North.
Set on the banks of the spectacular Swan River and overlooked by Kings Park, which was recently ranked the sixth best park in the world by Trip Advisor, Perth is one of Australia’s fastest growing urban centres.
Perth is an easy city to get around. The metropolitan area has a great range of options for public transport, driving, and walking.
For more information, please visit www.australia.com and select Perth.
Culture, Dining And Attractions
Perth is alive with a spectacular mix of music, theatre, comedy, dance and visual art.
This rich tapestry of cultural experiences is on offer throughout the year across the region. Music lovers are in for a treat, with plenty of live music on offer especially in cultural hotspots like Perth City, Northbridge, Subiaco and Fremantle. You’ll find music ranging from rock bands at trendy pubs to chilled-out jazz floating from wine bars and restaurants. Perth is also emerging as a comedy capital, with hilarious local and international acts regularly on offer at special comedy clubs or pubs.
For more details see here: experienceperth.com
Stock up on trendy beach fashions, buy unique Aboriginal art, discover antiques or find special gifts to suit your loved ones. Perth’s shopping is centred on several main areas, each oozing their own unique style. Why not make a shopping day of it by heading out on the Perth to Fremantle train line? Start in Perth City and head to Subiaco, Claremont, Cottesloe and Fremantle to really immerse yourself in shopping heaven. You’ll find so much to buy that the only difficulty you’ll have is getting your new purchases home again!
Perth enjoys hot, dry summers and mild winters. During summer rain is unusual, but winter can bring downpours of rain and thunderstorms. Plan ahead with our information on temperature and rainfall.
Spring (September – November)
During spring, days are warm and sunny with average temperatures ranging from 11.7 – 23°C (53 – 73.4°F). There is little rainfall at this time of year. There is a lot of flora in spring: discover more than 12,000 species of wildflowers, which blossom in Perth’s nature reserves and national parks.
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a broad-based ten percent tax included in the shelf price of most Australian goods and services. The Tourist Refund Scheme allows international travellers to claim a GST refund (subject to certain conditions) on goods purchased in Australia. The refund only applies to items worn or goods taken on board as hand luggage when leaving the country.
For more information, please visit www.customs.gov.au.
All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival).
For more information, visit www.immi.gov.au.