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exciting Perth


Studying in Perth offers a unique experience. With its stunning landscapes, amazing beaches, and vibrant culture, Perth is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It's also a great place to get an education, boasting some of Australia's top universities and a wide range of study options. There are plenty of job opportunities in Perth, so you can easily find one. Additionally, the cost of living in Perth is relatively low compared to other major cities, making it an attractive option for students who want to save money. All in all, Perth is an ideal place to study and will provide you with an unforgettable experience.


Getting Around

Moving around Perth is easy with an affordable, user-friendly public transport system that connects the central business district with the broader metropolitan area.

If you're looking for public transport, Transperth operates buses, trains, and ferries throughout the city. There are also taxis and ride-sharing services like Uber. If you're looking for something a bit more active, you could always rent a car or a bike to explore the city. Whichever option you choose, you're sure to have an enjoyable time getting around Perth. Read More

Where to stay

Choose from a range of accommodation options to suit your lifestyle and budget. Stay with a local Australian family for an authentic experience, share an apartment with friends, or live alone.


Homestay allows you to live with an Australian host family - usually within 30 minutes of the CBD. You’ll pay a fee that covers accommodation, breakfast and dinner and Greenwich College can make the arrangements on your behalf.

Alternatively, you can rent (or ‘lease’) a house or apartment - either alone or with others. 


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Making friends

Perth is incredibly diverse and the people are warm, friendly and always looking to meet new friends from around the world.


Despite this, moving to a new country where you may not know anyone can feel incredibly daunting - so here are our tips to help you make friends and settle in when you arrive:

  • Making friends can be as simple as saying 'hello' and seeing where the conversation will take you
  • Participate in Greenwich College’s social functions
  • Get a job and participate in social occasions with fellow workers, such as Friday night drinks
  • Join a sporting club
  • Don’t turn down social invitations!
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Things to do

Perth is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, offering a wide range of activities and attractions. From its many beaches to its picturesque parks, Perth is home to a variety of cultural experiences.


There are plenty of fun and exciting things to do in Perth. Here are a few recommendations:

  • Visit Kings Park, which is a stunning natural space and home to over 300 species of plants.
  • Take a tour of the Swan Valley and visit some of the local wineries and breweries.
  • Check out one of the city’s many beaches, such as Cottesloe Beach or Scarborough Beach.
  • Spend a day at the Perth Zoo and get up close to some of the region’s most exotic animals.
  • Take a walk along the Swan River and enjoy the incredible views.


In general, Perth is a generally safe city to live and study. The crime rate is statistically low and physical assaults are not common. However, it is still important that you take precautions to reduce the chance of an incident occurring.


General safety tips:

  • Ask local friends about places to avoid, especially at night
  • Keep valuable possessions out of sight and be aware of surroundings on public transport
  • Travel in the front carriage near the driver when the train is almost empty
  • Check transport timetables in advance, to help avoid long waits.
  • Stand in well lit areas
  • Walk in well lit areas, even if this means you must walk a longer distance
  • Avoid short cuts through dark, isolated areas
  • If you feel threatened in any way when walking, go to a shop or house (with lights on at night) – and ask a person to phone police
  • Avoid using cash machines when you're in an isolated area at night

Help available at Greenwich College:
Business hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5.00 pm 
Telephone:+61 7 3040 4417

Emergency Assistance:
Dial triple zero ‘000’ or ‘112’ from a mobile phone for police, ambulance and fire brigade.


Food & Drink

Perth is a vibrant city with an abundance of unique food and drinks to discover. From delicious restaurants to trendy cafes and bars, there is something for everyone.



Perth's weather is usually quite mild and sunny. 

In summer, temperatures can reach up to 30°C (86°F), while in winter temperatures can dip to around 8°C (46°F). Rainfall is generally light throughout the year, though the city does experience the occasional thunderstorm or shower. Generally speaking, the weather in Perth is pleasant and sunny, making it a great place to explore outdoors!

Major Attractions

There is always something to do in Perth! Watch the slide show and click on a link that interests you.

  • Kings Park and Botanic Garden
  • Fremantle
  • Rottnest Island
  • Perth Zoo
  • Cottesloe Beach
  • The Bell Tower
  • Swan Valley
  • Perth Mint
  • Elizabeth Quay
  • Heirisson Island
  • Aquarium of Western Australia
  • The Perth Cultural Centre
  • Hillarys Boat Harbour
  • Perth Observatory
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    Swan Valley is well known for its stunning wineries, breweries, and restaurants.
  • the pinnacle desert perth (1)
    The Pinnacle Desert in Perth is a unique and stunning natural landmark that is a must-see if you're visiting the region.
  • Margaret River (2)
    Margaret River is a stunningly beautiful region known for its beautiful coastline, amazing wineries, and fantastic surf spots.
  • Rottnest Island Perth Major Attractions
    Rottnest Island is a beautiful island off the coast of Western Australia that is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike!

Day Trips

Are you looking for ideas for a day trip from Perth? There are lots of great options! Depending on how much time you have and how far you want to travel, you could explore Rottnest Island, the Swan Valley, the Pinnacles Desert, or the Margaret River region. Each of these destinations offers something unique and is sure to make your day trip an unforgettable experience. Have fun exploring!

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Rottnest Island

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Rottnest Island

There are plenty of activities to do such as snorkeling, swimming, and fishing. The Island is home to a variety of unique wildlife and plants, including the quokka, a small marsupial that is native to the island. There are also plenty of beaches and bays to explore, and many restaurants and cafes to relax in. Whether you're looking for a relaxing getaway or an adventure, Rottnest Island has something for everyone!


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Swan Valley

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Swan Valley

The Swan Valley in Perth is home to some of the oldest wineries in the region and boasts a variety of delicious restaurants, cafes, breweries and distilleries. Whether you're looking for a day trip or a weekend getaway, Swan Valley is the perfect destination for a memorable experience in Perth.


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The Pinnacle Desert

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The Pinnacle Desert

The Pinnacle Desert is a great spot to explore and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, and it's also a great place to take pictures. If you're looking for an adventure, you can also explore the nearby caves and waterholes.


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Margaret River

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Margaret River

Margaret River is a beautiful region located in Western Australia. It is known for its stunning beaches, lush vineyards, and world-famous wineries.


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Perth city

Study in Perth and experience the best of one of the world's most livable cities.