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Image of typical Perth house
 

​​​​Buying or renting a property

In Western Australia, you can buy a property under a process of offer and acceptance. You can also purchase property by auction. The median purchase price for property in the Perth metropolitan area was $516 000* in June 2018 with the median rent for a three bedroom house around $335* a week.

For market information and to find out what’s happening currently in the property market in Perth and regional Western Australia – including prices on specific suburbs and regional areas, advice on purchasing property and properties for sale or rent – visit the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia website​.

You’ll be able to view key facts about the suburbs, such as how close they are to schools, public transport and shopping centres, so that you can make an informed decision about what’s best for you and your family.

You can also look for online versions of major newspapers such as The West Australian, The Sunday Times and WA Today, and search property rental and sale listings.

You can get extra information and advice on renting from the
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety website​. You can also view their Property renting guides and videos page​ which has videos in a range of languages.

If you already have a job lined up before you arrive, your employer may be able to help you find temporary accommodation.

*Information sou​​rced from the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia website​.​

​​​​Insurance

If you rent a property, you may wish to insure the contents of your home. The landlord of the property is responsible for insuring the structure of the house but you have responsibility for your own belongings within it.

If you own a property, you may wish to insure both home and contents which will (depending on your selected cover) insure both the structure of the house and contents within it. ​

News

Launch of new Settlement Services Orientation videos 

Settlement Services is pleased to announce the launch of the Orientation online videos. These series of online videos offer support to newly arrived skilled migrants and their families to help them establish their lives in Western Australia. These videos provide a range of useful information from finances, transportation to playgroups and schooling. You can access the videos on the Settlement Services page or here.

Fun Fact
Western Australia is the largest Australian state with an area of more than 2 500 000 square km, a 12 500 km coastline and spanning 2 400 km from north to south.