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INFORMATION ON PERTH - KEY PERTH FACTS

Helping you to Settle in Perth

movingPerth facts and information is the starting point to find answers to some of the most frequently asked (non australian visa related )questions by migrants.

 

It's not surprising really if you are moving across the world to start a new life in Perth then I guess you will want to know as much information on Perth as you can.

There is so much facts and information on Perth, Western Australia and Australia to share with you it is difficult to know where on this website to put it all.

 

WEATHER IN PERTH AUSTRALIA

So here it is, as you read on you will see I have done a brain dump of loads of Perth facts and useful information, with links off to the various subject areas where you will find even more information. Oh and if I have forgotten to tell you about anything on Perth you would like to know just drop me a line and I will be sure to do the research and add it in.

Perth enjoys a Mediteranium climate a pristine coastline with many beautiful beaches and marine life is plentiful it includes seals, dolphins, whales and many, many species of fish. Perth also has a relaxed friendly lifestyle and as a bonus it is probably the safest City in Australia and one of the safest in the world, making it a great place to start a family.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA V UNITED KINGDOM
POPULATION
2 Mil
58.8 Mil
SIZE
2,525,500Km
244,820Km
TIME ZONE
GMT+8
GMT+0
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
English
English
CLIMATE
Mediterranean
Moderate
CAPITAL
PERTH
LONDON
POPULATION (CAPITAL)
1.4 Mil
7Mil
SIZE (CAPITAL)
TBA
TBA

 

FINDING PERTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Perth is in the south west corner of Western Australia, situated on the Swan River (which is really an estuary) 19 km inland from the port of Fremantle, which is on the Indian Ocean.


PUBLIC HOLIDAYS PERTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS WESTERN AUSTRALIA
 
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New Years Day      
Australia Day      
Labour Day      
Good Friday Fri 2nd Aril    
Easter Monday Mon 5th April    
ANZAC Day      
Foundation Day      
Queen's Birthday      
Christmas Day      
Boxing Day      

# Non-metropolitan local authorities may celebrate Queen's Birthday on an alternative date

 

AUSTRALIAN LINGO

Australian's speak English although with the Aussie lingo you hear and the Americanisms they use it sometimes makes you wonder)!! I mean flip flops are flip flops aren't they?? BUT NO In Aussie land they call them thongs.

And fancy calling sweets lollies (better than candy I guess). There is a whole heap of new words I have had to become accustomed to since we have been here.

 

AUSTRALIAN MONEY

One great thing about Australian Money is that it is made of plastic, great for when you go for a dip in the sea......

Notes $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100.Coins 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, $1 and $2.

All Aussie Dollar transactions paid in cash transactions are rounded to the nearest 5 cents, electronic & cheque transactions are not rounded.

 

SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Education is compulsory in Perth for all children aged between 6 and 15 years. Private school is a popular choice of parents here in Perth as it is much more affordable than in the UK

There are 5 Universities in Western Australia catering for national and international students. With campuses situated both central to Perth and in Regional Australia it offers a choice of location.
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AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT

Since November 2007 the Federal Government in Australian has been the Labour Party with Kevin Rudd as the Primeminister. Prior to that it was John Howard. Click here to be taken through to a page to Learn more about the Government in Australia

 

SOCIAL SERVICES IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

In Australia Centrelink is the government agency that is responsible for providing social services and assistance to the Australian people.

 

THE STATE HEALTH SYSTEM AND PRIVATE HEALTH CARE

What we know as the National Health System in the UK is known as Medicare in Western Australia. Contribution to the health care system is made through taxes and the Medicare levy, which is based on taxable income. High income earners (over $100,000 couple) pay an additional 1% medicare levy but you get this back if you have Private Health care

Please click here for more information on Health in Perth

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN PERTH

While trains and buses may be frequent and reliable traveling from within the metropolitan area into Perth if you want to travel around freely outside of these routes public transport is not the best option and you will need a car.


SPORT AND RECREATION IN PERTH

Due to the great weather you get living in Perth many outdoor sporting and recreational activities are available.

Sailing, Swimming, Surfing, Windsurfing, Kite-surfing, Scuba Diving and Fishing are all popular water sports. If you would like to spend your time not getting wet then you can always go for a Bike Ride, Horse Riding, do a spot of Climbing or Walking, 4x4, go for a picnic have a BBQ (many picnic areas have BBQ's ready for you to use).

Subiaco Oval is the home to both Perth's AFL Football Teams, The West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers Living in Perth you will have the opportunity to play many sport’s many are played on the weekend and include Australian Football, Soccer (English Football), Golf, Hockey, Rugby and much, much more....

 

PLACES TO VISIT

Rottnest Island, Perth Zoo, Penguin Island, Caversham Park, Pinnacles, Yanchep National Park, Adventure World can all be visited on a day trip. If you would like to travel a little further afield then Margaret River, Pemberton, Ningaloo Reef, Kalbarri, Monkey Mia, Bungle Bungle Ranges.


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