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​​​​​​​​​Events

Throughout the year Perth plays host to a spectacular list of arts, entertainment and sporting events. This includes international sporting events such as the Hopman Cup, through to international ballet and music performers.

To search events and festivals in Western Australia, view the Tourism Western Australia website​​ and the Visit Perth City website​.

 

Sport

One of the first things you will notice about Western Australia is that there is a huge focus on sport. Playing sport, watching sport and supporting sport are all part of everyday life for most locals.

Throughout the summer months the main sport is cricket. Outdoor sports such as sailing, surfing, swimming and tennis are also popular choices.

The winter months see the Australian Football League (AFL) become the predominant sporting code. Knowledge of the teams and league will help you strike up a conversation with just about any person you meet.

Visit the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries website​ to find out what sports are available in Western Australia and where to play or teach them.

 

Food

There is a diverse range of bistros, cafés and restaurants across the State. With such a multicultural population, flavours and styles of cooking from all parts of the world can be found, including Asian, Eastern European, Western European, African, American and of course Australian.

Most restaurants open for lunch around 11.30 am until 2.00 pm and then for dinner from 6.00 pm until around 9.00 ​pm. Cafés open early so you can enjoy breakfast or a morning coffee.

Visit the food and wine section on the Tourism ​Western Australia website​ for ideas and recommendations.

News

Free Skilled Migrant Employment Register now available!

18 July 2022

The new Skilled Migrant Employment Register is a free initiative supporting employers and skilled migrants to connect to build the Western Australian workforce.

Skilled migrants seeking employment can indicate their interest to connect with the Western Australian workforce by completing the registration form. Once registered, de-identified details are published on the Skilled Migrant Employment Register, indicating to employers the interest to gain employment in Western Australia.

Employers have the opportunity to review the Skilled Migrant Employment Register to identify talent that may align with their business needs, and connect with a skilled migrant.

For more information, visit Skilled Migrant Employment Register.

The WA Government's management of COVID-19 has helped keep the state's economy strong and stable. With world class education, healthy job opportunities and strong public health management, there is no better or safer place to live, work and study than WA.


Fun Fact
Albany, founded in 1826 and located 409 km from Perth on the southern coast is the oldest settlement in Western Australia.