The benefits of studying in Perth

Perth is a beautiful place to study, and an even better place to live.

Studying in Perth continues to be a very popular option for students from overseas and from regional areas. So many families each year come to the same decision; that Perth is the perfect place to live and study. You can take a lot of confidence in that fact that countless families continue to choose Perth as their preferred place to study. Now because of this, Perth has developed a fantastically vibrant community that is culturally diverse and very accepting. There is a different atmosphere in Perth in comparison to larger capital cities like Melbourne or Sydney; in Perth it feels like a big community rather than a city with inhabitants.

Perth is actually the most multicultural state in Australia. There are more than 200 different nationalities that live, work and study in WA all living in harmony. There are over 170 languages being spoken across the state and over 100 different religions represented. So, there is no doubt that wherever you are from, you are going to feel at home in Perth because chances are, you’ll be welcomed into the community just like all those before you.

Guildford Grammar School aerial view

Let’s not beat around the bush, Perth is absolutely stunning from a nature perspective. Some of the best beaches in the world are located just a short drive from the city. We also have amazing locations to go and tour, up north to places like Broome and Karajini to down south like Busselton and Margaret River. No matter how you like to experience nature, or if you would just like to get out and explore more – there is something suited perfectly to you in Perth. It could be as simple as grabbing some fish and chips at Cottesloe Beach and watching the sunset, or it could be an adventure trip to see the dolphins at Monkey Mia (or if you’re less adventurous you can keep an eye out for them in the Swan River).

Busselton Jetty

The weather is another drawcard for Perth. Located on a coastal plain in the lower part of Western Australia’s coastline, Perth offers a Mediterranean climate. The winters are mild and the summer periods are hot and dry. This weather lends itself to Perth’s outdoors lifestyle. It’s perfect weather for enjoying everything Perth has to offer, the beach, the arts, the sports and much more. Low population density and traffic congestion have also resulted in perfect blue skies and a pollution-free environment which makes studying and living in Perth truly idyllic.

Perth has turned into a culture-rich hub over the last decade and it now boasts a host of sporting, musical and cultural events. There are major sporting franchises in Soccer and Basketball as well as Cricket, and there are many annual events that are held here. There are also some world-class venues like Optus Stadium, which was completed in 2019. It seats 60,000 at sold out events like Ed Sheeran’s tours and the AFL Grand Final and boasts an LED light show that must be seen to be believed. Sport plays a large role in the culture of Perth, but it is also steeped in arts and musical culture too. Sculptures by the Sea in Cottesloe, the Food Trucks of Beaufort Street and the Fringe Festival are just three things on the annual calendar that you won’t want to miss.

Fringe Festival Perth

Perth has a lifestyle that is quite hard to match. It offers one of the highest standards of living in the world, and yet is more affordable than many other study destinations. There is an excellent public transportation network system of buses and trains that makes sure every part of Perth is readily accessible. Perth is also a very safe place to live, with comparisons to other capital cities showing just how lovely it is to be a Perth resident. There is a feeling of security around campus, transport and city streets in general. Not only that, but you’ll find the population of Perth is quite friendly too!

Perth’s location in a global context is also very useful. The fact that there is no time difference between Perth and China means overseas communication is made extremely easily. Perth’s proximity to Asia is a factor in more and more families choosing to study in Perth, it is far closer than going to the Eastern States and just simply more convenient.

There are many reasons to consider studying in Perth, just a few of which are listed here. However, you can’t really express how truly great Perth is without visiting. Words can only go so far, and pictures paint a thousand words, but coming to Perth will truly change your perceptions and make up your mind on where is best to study. Given that it is a popular choice nowadays as well, it would always pay to ask a family member, ask a friend or ask a forum or group because chances are they have either experienced Perth’s magic themselves, or they have heard of it from someone who has!