40 million unique visitors in 2012.

The Western Australian city of Perth has a lot to offer: comfortable weather, fantastic beaches, great education quality, and lots of activity opportunities have made this city very attractive for foreign students. Its relatively isolated location is probably another reason why the city is so welcoming.

Perth combines one of the top-notch standards of living in the world with affordable costs. Consumer and rent prices are slightly lower than those in Canberra, the capital of Australia. A student visa allows you to work part-time for up to 20 hours per week.

There are a lot of schools and courses for learning English to choose from. You can be sure of their quality because, in addition to the federal legislation, Western Australian legislation sets extra obligations and strictly regulated codes of conduct for those providers that are registered to accept foreign students. The qualifications one receives in Perth are recognized by employers and universities from all over the world.

While you’re in Perth, you’ll have a unique opportunity to take part in the city’s outdoor festivals and other cultural events, as well as to travel across Western Australia enjoying its stunning nature and wildlife. The list of possible recreation activities includes swimming with wild dolphins at Monkey Mia, diving at Ningaloo Reef, trying to find gold in Kalgoorlie, surfing at Margaret River, climbing the Karri trees of the South West, and many more.

Perth is considered to be a safe city: the crime rates are rather low compared to other major cities. The people are friendly and easy-going, like everywhere in Australia. The city is extremely multicultural, with more than 200 different nationalities.

Summers are generally hot and dry, lasting from December to late March, with February being the hottest month of the year. Winters are rather cool and wet.