Liveable City

Perth has been ranked among the top 10 most liveable cities in the world (according to the latest annual ranking compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit)

Largest city

Perth is the state capital and largest city of Western Australia. It is also the 4th most populist city in Australia. It’s geographic coordinates are Latitude: 31° 58'South Longitude: 115° 49'East.

Time Zone

Perth shares the same time zone as many of its Asian neighbours, including Bali (Indonesia), Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Taiwan and China.

Strongest Economy

Perth currently has the strongest economy in Australia, which means there are plenty of opportunities for students to work part-time, as well as find professional jobs once they have completed university study.


Temperatures in Perth range from 20 – 35◦C in Summer, 15 - 30◦C in Autumn, 7-20◦C in Winter and 15-25◦C in Spring. It does not snow in Perth.


Events in Perth

Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 2016

20th – 25th Sep

Western Australia's largest annual premier fashion event, the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival, will run from 20 - 25 September.

Tura New Music presents Kimberley Reflections

21st Sep

Tura New Music is proud to be producing Kimberley Reflections for Perth audiences, bringing together indigenous music icons Mark Atkins and Stephen Pigram with the Narli Ensemble for a dynamic and inspiring celebration of Australian music.

Beer & Beef Festival presented by Harvey Beef

23rd – 25th Sep

The 2016 WA Beer & Beef Festival has a new home at Perth's Elizabeth Quay over the Queens Birthday Long Weekend, 23 - 25 September.
Showcasing over 70 of the best brews from 20 local, interstate and international breweries and crowd favourite beef dishes from Perth's best beef loving restaurants and food trucks.

IGA Perth Royal Show

24th Sep – 1st Oct

The IGA Perth Royal Show from 24 September - 1 October, is Perth's biggest community event attracting thousands of visitors every year.

Borderless Gandhi presents 'Mahatma in me'

2nd Oct – 2nd Nov

The Borderless Gandhi project is launched with the exhibition "Mahatma in me" by Delhi based artist Vibhor Sogani, where several exhibits produced in stainless steel will be installed in Elizabeth Quay from 2 October - 2 November, 2016.

Romeo and Juliet

12th Sep – 24th Sep

His Majesty's Theatre, 825 Hay Street, City, Perth Monday 12 September 2016 – Saturday 24 September 2016 9:00am

Rave of Thrones Feat. Kristian Nairn

14th Oct

Hold the Door, for winter is coming and the nights are dark and full of terrors. Fortunately the finest door stop across all seven kingdoms is returning to our shores for the triumphant return and birth place of the now world famous 'Rave Of Thrones' - Kristian Nairn aka Hodor has returned from the dead and will be heading down under this October, holding the door open for some of the most anticipated gatherings since the beheading of Eddard Stark.

Discover Perth

PIBT at ECU Mt Lawley campus

Edith Cowan University, Building 10, 2 Bradford Street
Mount Lawley WA 6050

Prospective Student Enquiries:
Telephone: (618) 6279 1197
Facsimile: (618) 6279 1111

PIBT at ECU Joondalup campus

Edith Cowan University, Building 31, Joondalup Campus, 270 Joondalup Drive
Joondalup WA 6027

Prospective Student Enquiries:
Telephone: (618) 6279 1100
Facsimile: (618) 6279 1111