WELCOME TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA
WA is where you can expect the unexpected in a land filled with stunning natural beauty, abundant sunshine, white sandy beaches, UNESCO-world heritage listed sites, world renowned fine wines, fresh local flavours, and connect with some of the world’s brightest minds.
Airports in WA
Perth Airport is serviced by over 30 international, domestic and regional airlines. Direct flights from Asia and all major Australian cities are less than five hours. Connections via International hubs such as Dubai and Hong Kong will take under 11 hours. It’s also a convenient gateway to many of the must-see spots beyond the capital, including Margaret River and Albany, Esperance, Kalbarri, Exmouth and Ningaloo, Broome and the Kimberley.
Travelling between the airport and central Perth is an easy 20 to 30-minute ride by car, taxi, ride share or the 380 bus will get you there in 40 minutes. Terminals T1, T2, T3 and T4 are located across two separate terminal precincts, and it’s a 15-minute drive between the two, or you can catch the free Terminal Transfer Bus. The newly opened Airport Line operates from Claremont to High Wycombe via Perth Station. It provides a fast connection to Perth Airport as well as easy bus and train connection in the CBD. Trains are operating every 12 minutes in peak, every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night.
Busselton Margaret River Airport
Busselton Margaret River Airport is located 6.5 km south east of the centre of Busselton, situated in the heart of Western Australia's South West. Positioned only 6.8km from the Busselton city centre, 30 minutes from Bunbury and a 45 minute drive from Margaret River, the airport is easily accessible.
Broome International Airport
Broome International Airport (BIA) is the regional hub of the north western part of Western Australia and is considered the gateway to the Kimberley. Servicing over 300,000 passengers every year, Broome International Airport is the largest regional airport in the state.
Transport in Perth
If you choose to walk, take a taxi or hop on a bus, Perth is easy and safe to get around. Free buses operate within the city boundaries and the friendly people are happy to assist with directions when walking.
Transperth is Perth’s public transport network, helping people move easily around the city by train, bus or ferry. A free transit zone operates within the City of Perth boundaries. Once you are in the city hop on and off the free CAT buses operating daily and frequently. Transperth also runs a Ferry service at a small fee from Elizabeth Quay to the South Perth foreshore.
Rideshare services, including Uber, Ola and many taxi services operate around the Perth metro area, including Fremantle and the Swan Valley.
Weather in Perth
Perth has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. It is the sunniest capital city in Australia with clear blue skies around 70% of the year. The warm weather and clean air allows to enjoy a year-round outdoor lifestyle, making the most of the state’s natural beauty.
Summer (December – February)
Summer in Perth is hot and dry with very little rainfall. Average temperatures range from 17.5 - 30°C (63.5 - 86°F). In the afternoons a sea breeze called the ‘Fremantle Doctor' provides some relief from the heat.
Autumn (March – May)
During autumn, Perth experiences warm, sunny days and cooler nights with average temperatures between 13.7 - 26°C (56.6 - 78.8°F). There can be occasional showers and some humidity. Evening temperatures rarely drop below 10°C (50°F).
Winter (June – August)
Winters are relatively cool and wet with temperatures ranging from 8 - 19°C (46.4 - 66.2°F). There are occasional storms, characterised by downpours of rain and thunderstorms.
Spring (September – November)
During spring, days are warm and sunny with average temperatures ranging from 11.7 - 23°C (53 - 73.4°F). There is little rainfall at this time of year. There is a lot of flora in spring: discover more than 12,000 species of wildflowers, which blossom in Perth’s nature reserves and national parks.
All international visitors, except those from New Zealand require a visa to visit Australia. A Business Visitor Visa covers stays of up to three months. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s International Event Coordinator Network (IECN) offers free advice to people seeking to organise or attend and event in Australia.
Plan your complete trip, using the in-depth resources and travel guides of Tourism Australia.
Uncover activities, events, places to stay and things to see and do in Perth and the surrounds at Destination Perth.
Explore the Tourism Western Australia website for upcoming major events in the state, resources to plan your day trips or explore our vastly exciting regions. Use the interactive trip planner to make your visit as easy as 1, 2, 3.
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Explore Western Australia
Swim with the ocean’s gentle giants, savour some of Australia’s best wines and marvel at larger-than-life landscapes in Western Australia.
Western Australia is incredibly vast and diverse; as the largest state in Australia, it covers nearly one-third of the country. From baffling rock formations and ancient Aboriginal sites to sweeping green vineyards of world-class wineries and unbelievably clear ocean waters, Western Australia is the land of endless exploration.
Western Australia’s captivating calendar of events entices year-round, with foodie festivals, cultural experiences, major sporting events, quirky regional events and more – there truly is something for everyone.
Welcoming venues across the state form the backdrop to a host of unmissable events. Find yourself at a world-class festival, enjoy a conversation-starting exhibition or make the most of Western Australia’s amazing climate at a seasonal outdoor event. Visit state-of-the-art cultural institutions and performance spaces. Soak up the atmosphere and hear the roar of the crowd at a live sporting event in one of the world’s most beautiful stadiums, framed by the Swan River.
Whether you’re a foodie, music buff, sports nut or an admirer of the arts, we guarantee you will find the perfect match in WA.