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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


 

 

The WA Government has made changes to its migration program to support skilled workers looking to migrate to Western Australia including increasing occupations eligible for skilled migration in WA by around 60 per cent.

 

New occupations have been added to the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List Schedule 1 (WASMOL Schedule 1) and the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List Schedule 2 (WASMOL Schedule 2).

 

The list of newly available occupations can be found on the WA State Nomination – combined occupation list.  

 

The WA Government has also waived the $200 application fee and has made changes to the requirements for new applicants as of 1 July 2022, including:


Removal of the requirement to demonstrate sufficient funds for WA State nomination.


Reduction in the English requirements for applicants at the Manager and Professional occupation level to the "competent" level of English.


Changes to the document requirements for the WASMOL Schedule 1&2 and the Graduate Occupation lists based on the visa the applicant is being nominated for.

 

The next round of invitations to apply for WA State nomination are anticipated to be issued in the third week of September 2022.

 

 

For more information on the State Nominated Migration Program and the new requirements visit the About State nomination page.


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