About Perth, Australia
Enjoying an annual average of ten hours per day of sunshine, Perth is Australia's sunniest city, famous for its beautiful beaches, the relaxed friendliness of its people, and its laid back lifestyle. It was recently ranked by The Economist Magazine as the world's 8th most liveable city.
This modern clean city of 1.7 million offers the high quality community infrastructure you'd expect, with excellent roads, rail and public transport, cultural and entertainment districts, libraries, public and private schools, and a five major universities. The beautiful Swan River runs right through the middle of the metropolitan area, gliding past the central business district, and our own Kings Park, which is bigger than London's Hyde Park by almost 25 percent.
If you're after culture, entertainment or good family fun, you'll have plenty of choices in and around Perth. Catch a performance at the recently opened Heath Ledger Theatre, visit an art gallery or museum, or get a taste of the many restaurants and eateries that reflect the city's diverse ethnicity and abundance of quality food and wines. Take a cruise on the Swan (perhaps to the Swan Valley Wineries), head over to famous Rottnest Island for unparalleled swimming, diving and fishing, or just "fire up the barbie" in your own spacious back yard.
As the capital of the vast state of Western Australia, Perth is at the heart of Australia's booming economy with extensive mining and agricultural exports, and plenty of excellent employment prospects for your partner or family. Its location on the west coast means it is close to the rapidly growing economies of Asia, and is ideally located to benefit from the predicted growth in the region.