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Living in Perth

About Perth

Perth is the capital city of Western Australia (WA). It is a coastal city in the South West region of WA and is bordered by the Indian Ocean and the Darling Ranges.

Perth is a relaxed, friendly, multicultural city offering a large range of attractions and activities to cater to all tastes. The warm sunny climate is perfect for sporting and leisure activities - everything from tennis to golf through to whale watching and sailing.

The Western Australian lifestyle

As well as being a friendly, safe and relaxed city, Perth offers all the cosmopolitan attractions of a large international city.


Nightlife, music, art and culture

The city boasts hundreds of restaurants and cafes, cinemas, nightclubs, and music venues as well as great shopping!


Perth has a good public transport system, with ECU campuses well serviced by bus and/or train services.

  • Public Transport to ECU Campuses
  • Transperth - Train, bus and ferry, public passenger transport services in the Perth metropolitan region.
  • Travelsmart - alternative methods to get to ECU campuses


Population (June 2010)

WA: 2,290,000
Perth: 1,694,600


Perth has a temperate, Mediterranean climate.
Winter temperatures average between 8-18C
Summer temperatures average between 19-32C


GMT/UTC +8 (Western Standard Time)

Distance & time difference:

Sydney 3,279km +2 hours
Dhaka 6,745km -2 hours
Beijing 7,644km same time
Hong Kong 5,931km same time
New Delhi 7,885km -2.5 hours
Jakarta 3,004km -1 hour
Tokyo 7,869km +1 hour
Nairobi 8,932km -5 hours
Kuala Lumpur 4,162km same time
Singapore 3,901km same time
Bangkok 5,323km -1 hour
Lusaka 8,918km -6 hours
Harare 8,539km -6 hours

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