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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

Change of date for the April invitation round

19 March 2020

Invitations for State nomination are usually issued during the third week of each month.  

In April, this will be delayed by one week due to the Easter holidays. 

Invitations are anticipated to be issued on 23 April 2020.

Visit the Latest news page for more information.

Fun Fact
Wyndham is the hottest place in Australia with an annual mean temperature of 29.1 °C.