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Perth at a Glance

West Coast Perth is incredibly laid back and has surfing, beach combing, swimming and bush to explore. Great recreation combines with cosmopolitan museums and restaurants to make a city well worth visiting.

Hop on Perth's excellent transit system and see where the ride takes you. It could be the city's central museum district filled with art museums, history exhibits and convenient little cafes. It could drop you off at a city park preserving the land and the animals of the Australian bush for you to enjoy via hiking and biking. You could be left standing in front of a chichi restaurant with a dress code or a mom and pop diner serving local seafood or hamburgers. It could also be at the beach where you'd head swimming togs in hand for a fun day in the abundant sunshine.  

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December - May
Low Season
June - November
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      Passport / Visa Requirements

      All tourists need a visa to visit Australia with the exception of New Zealand nationals. Contact the Australian Consulate for more information. The U.S State Department website has information to help guide American citizens. 

      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Australia can be very hot and dry and wildfires occur. Southern portions can have cold winters. Since Australia is such a large country its important to research the climate of the portion you are visiting so that you are prepared. 

      Safety Concerns As in any city, it is important to stay alert while in Perth. Pickpocket, theft, car break-ins and other crimes occur. Don't accept drinks from strangers and don't set yours down anywhere.

      Health Concerns Ticks, snakes and mosquitoes spread diseases and infections. When spending time outdoors, protect yourself by wearing sturdy shoes and covering your skin. Check for ticks a few times a day if you are hiking. Get immediate medical attention if you receive a snake bite. Whenever you are outdoors in a hot climate take steps to prevent heat-related problems by staying cool and well hydrated. Watch out for sharks in the ocean waters and pay attention to signs and updates about beach safety.