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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
22 November 2018

Closure over the Christmas and new year period 2018/19

The WA Migration Services office will be closed from 4.00 pm, Friday 21 December 2018 and reopen at 8.30 am, Wednesday 2 January 2019
 
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.