With exquisite coastal scenery and a relaxed atmosphere, Perth is a vibrant and contemporary city, rich in culture and commerce. Surrounded by pristine natural environs including the Swan River, Kings Park and the Indian Ocean, Perth is breathtakingly beautiful with plenty to see and do. Boasting magnificent weather and an average of eight hours of sunshine every day (that’s more than any other Australian capital city), a thriving local food and wine scene and modern facilities, Perth ticks all the boxes. That’s why delegates love to come here.
DEVELOPMENT Billion-dollar investments in infrastructure projects have facilitated an impressive change to the city of Perth, including the world-class 60,000 seat venue Optus Stadium, the inner-city community space linking Perth and Northbridge; Perth City Link and Yagan Square. The waterfront entertainment precinct Elizabeth Quay connects the city to the Swan River and includes bars, restaurants, the ferry terminal, the Perth Bell Tower and the Ritz Carlton Hotel.
INDUSTRY GROWTH CENTRES
ACCOMMODATION In the past ten years, over 4,000 hotel rooms have been added to the Perth market, from luxury brands – Crown Perth, The Westin, InterContinental, Aloft and Ritz Carlton to boutique offerings – COMO The Treasury and the Alex Hotel. With so many options to choose from, a stay in Perth is sure to be tasteful, stylish and comfortable.
ACCESS Perth Airport is well serviced by 18 international and 12 domestic and regional airlines, connecting travellers to more than 110 destinations around Australia andthe world. Perth is accessible by non-stop direct flights from Tokyo, London, Dubai, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong. Domestic flights connect Perth with other Australian cities.
Perth is warm most of the year, with cooling sea breezes in summer. Perth monthly averages:
REGIONAL DIVERSITY Bordered by the Indian Ocean, Western Australia is one of the Earth’s oldest lands with a living Aboriginal history dating back more than 40,000 years. Western Australia is Australia’s largest state and the second largest country subdivision in the world. The size and climate of Western Australia means that you can find summer any time of year.
Western Australia’s South West is the only region in the world that has award-winning wineries, world-class surf breaks, majestic ancient caves and old-growth, tall-timber forests. It is a biodiversity hotspot with 80% of plant species found nowhere else on the planet. Our South West is stunningly beautiful and has an incredible energy that must be experienced to fully appreciate its magic. It’s no wonder that Lonely Planet named Margaret River in the South West the best place in the Asia Pacific in 2019!
Western Australia’s tropical North West is a vast and wild frontier of unsurpassed and untouched beauty. It is one of the world’s last true wilderness areas, a billion years in the making, its red heart deep with ancient secrets. At the change of season, the tropical rains transform the landscape where the previously dry riverbeds become raging rivers that create cascading waterfalls over spectacular red rocks. Broome is the North West’s main hub, where you can ride camels on the famous Cable Beach at sunset, cruise the azure waters at the Willie Creek Pearl Farm and gain unique insight into the fascinating process of modern cultured pearl farming, or take a scenic flight over the Horizontal Waterfalls, described by David Attenborough as “one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.”