Perth Tourism

Visit Perth - Best of Perth

Perth is Australia’s fastest growing city and the capital of the state of Western Australia. It falls between the Swan River and Darling scrap to the east and the Indian Ocean to the west. Although considered one of the most isolated major cities in the world, it is a treasure trove of attractions and activities for all who visit Perth.

Originally a British free settlers colony, Perth was named after the city of “Perth” in Scotland, which was home to Sir George Murray who was the British Colonial Secretary in the 1800s. 

The mining of gold and subsequent discovery of other minerals found in the region became a major contributing factor to the economy of the city. This along with the city’s proximity to South East Asia and Africa led to an influx of migrants to the city after the Second World War.

Today, Perth has evolved from a small mining town to a major international city. The infrastructure and economy are booming. The city is experiencing major modernization and the once laid back culture has transformed into an energetic and vibrant one.

Perth tourism is growing in leaps and bounds and it is an ideal tourist destination if one wants a healthy mix of cosmopolitan city life, culture, history and outdoor activities away from the hustle and bustle of the bigger cities in Australia. The Central Business District (CBD) and its surrounding suburbs have much to offer any visitor. From world cuisine and trendy nightclubs, numerous riverside parks and outdoor activities, relaxed beaches and historical museums, a Perth vacation is a varied mix of activities and experiences.

Perth Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Perth tips for your visit

  • Owing to Perth’s high temperatures and sunshine, it is essential to stay hydrated and carry a strong sun block lotion.
  • Some areas like Northbridge can get a little troublesome on weekends due to overenthusiastic partygoers so it is advisable to be cautious.
  • Public transport in the city is safe however when travelling at night trains are more advisable than buses.
  • If taking a bus at night be sure to sit in the front, close to the driver.
  • Avoid using ATMs in isolated areas or busy tourist spots as some devices have been known to be attached that can duplicate your information and misuse it.
  • Driving in Perth can be alarming for tourists as traffic rules vary. For e.g. in Australia drivers are allowed to overtake from the inside lane.
  • There have been some gang related incidents and racial incidents in Australia so it is best to have emergency numbers handy and to avoid secluded places at night.

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Facts and Stats for Perth*

  • Pollution Statistics in Perth

    Know the pollution level of Perth before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 20.91 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 33.72 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 35.91 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 24.77 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16.36 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 21.62 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20.39 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 17.43 (Very Low)
  • Perth: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Perth for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Perth.

    • Burglary and Theft 46.46 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 36.05 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40.87 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30.35 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 34.26 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 48.16 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 42.82 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 55.02 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.86 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.3 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.89 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25.23 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 55.39 (Moderate)
  • Living in Perth - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Perth is 192.73 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 55.85 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 95.29 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 26.69 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40.19 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 85.4 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 76.12 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.11 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 137.85 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Perth

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Perth

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.2 USD
    • International Movie per seat 15.8 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 52.34 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 103.61 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 76.51 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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