Western Australia is the largest state in Australia, accounting for approximately one third of the Australian continent. Despite the huge size, the population is less than 3 million, 75% of which live in and around Perth.
Boasting a Mediterranean climate, Perth enjoys more hours of sunshine than any other capital city in Australia. The warm weather and clean air means that the people of Perth enjoy a year-round outdoor lifestyle, making the most of our State's natural beauty. The beautiful coastline of white sandy beaches makes the ocean and the Swan River a big part of life and culture, as is Western Australia's unique national parks and gardens.
Western Australia has always been a top destination for international students to come and further their education. In 2013, more than 40,000 international students from places all over the world enrolled in a course in Perth. Perth is a safe, friendly and cosmopolitan city that offers students not only a fantastic lifestyle but also the chance to study a wide range of courses that will build the pathway to a chosen career.