Experience Perth: One of the world's most liveable cities

Situated on the beautiful western coast of Australia, Perth is a safe, picturesque and multicultural city, and is one of the most affordable cities to live in Australia.

Shopping and Culture

The city centre is home to Elizabeth Quay,
colourful shopping malls, the Art Gallery
of Western Australia, Yagan Square – a
community space reflective of both culture
and history – as well as many beautiful
parks and gardens.

Food and Drinks

Cafés and restaurants are peppered
throughout the city, offering cultural
cuisine from around the world. The nearby
historic Fremantle markets are a major
tourist attraction as is the Swan Valley
with its fusion of wine, food, art, scenery
and nature.

Nature and Wildlife

Close to the city centre is the magnificent
Kings Park, which showcases more
than 3,000 species of flora. Perth Zoo
houses many Australian animals such as
kangaroos and koalas. Rottnest Island is
home to quokkas, while dolphins splash in
the Swan River and surrounding ocean.

Aquatic and Coastal

Breathtaking beaches with pristine sand
are located within easy reach of the city.
You can try different watersports, cycle
along the oceanside pathways, and enjoy
fish and chips by the ocean.


The Perth metropolitan area is very well
serviced with bus, train and ferry public
transport services and an extensive road
network. The international airport is just a
20-minute drive from the city.

If you arrive early, Anzac Day, on 25 April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. It is a public holiday and various events and parades are held on the day.

Staying in Perth for a couple of days?

CBD area

Accessible by foot or public transport: Yagan Square, Elizabeth Quay, Swan river, Perth Zoo, Fremantle, Cottesloe/City Beach, Kings Park

By car/ferry: Caversham Wildlife Park and Whiteman Park, Kalamunda camel ride, Swan Valley, Rottnest Island

Staying in Western Australia for a couple of weeks?

  • Margaret River/Busselton,

  • Pinnacles

  • Coral bay/Exmouth

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Contact Us

The Future of Work Institute (FoWI) promotes productive and meaningful work as essential foundations of a healthy economy and society.

FoWI’s researchers focus on how people contribute to and benefit from new knowledge and practices, and their mission is to support thriving people and organisations in the digital age.

The Future of Work Institute acknowledges the Wadjuk Nyungar people as the traditional owners of the land on which the Institute is situated.


Future of Work Institute

Curtin Graduate School of Business 

78 Murray Street

Perth WA 6000

Telephone: +61 8 9266 4668

Email: fowi@curtin.edu.au

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