WELCOME TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA FOR THE 2024 IUPB CONFERENCE

Western Australia 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.
 

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Airports in Western Australia

Perth Airport
Perth Airport is serviced by over 30 international, domestic and regional airlines. As the Western gateway to Australia direct flights service a number of destinations in the Asia-Pacific region and all major Australian Capital Cities. Perth's location and new airline Nexus provide the opportunity to seek experiences outside of the CBD, with flights connecting you to Australia's Southwest (Margaret River), Australia's Coral Coast (Ningaloo Reef) and Australia's Northwest (Broome). 

Travelling to and from the airport has never been easier with a number of transportation options available. In as little as 20 minutes you can reach the City of Perth by car, taxi, rideshare or bus (If you don't mind seeing the sites along the way). Perth Airport is home to two separate terminal precincts connected via the free Terminal Transfer Bus or a short car ride. The newly opened Airport Line operates from Claremont to High Wycombe via Perth Station, providing a fast connection to Perth Airport as well as easy bus and train connections from the CBD. The Airport Line runs every 12-minutes during peak time, every 15-minutes during the day and every 30-minutes at night.

Visit the Perth Airport website to view flight information, book parking and find helpful passenger guides.

Busselton Margaret River Airport
Busselton Margaret River Airport is located 6.5 km southeast of the centre of Busselton, situated in the heart of Western Australia's Southwest. 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.

Visit the Busselton Margaret River Airport website to find out more.

Broome International Airport
Broome International Airport (BIA) is the regional hub of the northwestern 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.

Visit the Broome International Airport website to view flight information.

 

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Transport in Perth

If you choose to walk, take a taxi or hop on a bus, Perth is easy and safe to get around. With a free transport zone operating within the city boundaries and friendly people are happy to assist at every turn you'll navigate through hidden art walks, nature parks and eateries with ease.

Transperth is Perth’s public transport network connecting people on train, bus or ferry. Once you are in the city hop on and off the free CAT buses operating daily and frequently. 

Visit the Transperth website for more information.

Rideshare services, including Uber, Ola and many taxi services operate around the Perth metro area, including Fremantle and the Swan Valley.

 

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Weather in Perth

Perth has a Mediterranean climate making it the perfect destination for business travellers seeking sunshine, natural beauty and outdoor venues to relax and unwind in. Western Australia is Australia's sunniest capital city with clear blue skies around 70% of the year. The warm weather, walkability and clean air of the State make it an ideal location to mix business and pleasure. Western Australia's climate reflects the state's extraordinary biodiversity - but wherever or whenever you choose to visit unforgettable experiences await.  

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 where you can discover more than 12,000 species of wildflowers, which blossom in Perth’s nature reserves and national parks.

 

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Resources

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.

 


 

Special offers

Explore special deals and offers that are available during your stay in WA with some of the best suppliers of attractions, food and beverage, tours and overnight stays.

Offers subject to availability and may change without notification. These deals may not be valid in conjunction with other offers. Please ask the supplier of the offer for details. Offers are only valid as listed and purchase may be required to redeem offer. These offers have no cash value. Convention lanyard/digital identification may be requested at time of purchase to receive offer.

 

 


 

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.  

 

 


 

What's on

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. 

 

See all the action at Optus Stadium

Visit Western Australia's award-winning state-of-the-art stadium. Want to cheer with fans at an AFL match or catch a major touring act? - check out the year-round calendar of major national and international sporting and entertainment events.

Live it large at Crown Perth

Experience a world of entertainment, discover what's on at Crown Perth. From delicious date nights to long overdue get-togethers with your friends, it's time to create new memories at Crown.