Perth Quick Facts
Founded in 1829 by Captain James Stirling
Around 2.2 million people live in the city with the five main languages spoken as English, Australian, Irish, Scottish and Italian
Perth has a hot summer Mediterranian climate. Summers (Dec - Mar) are generally hot and dry, and winters are cool and wet. February is generally the hottest month of the year and on average Perth receives 8 hours of sun a day
Perth (Rottnest Island) is home to the Quokka, a small marsupial that has shot to fame as THE animal to take a selfie with in this part of the world
Perth & WA's mineral mining & petroleum industry accounted for 41% if Australia's total income in 2015-16
Did you know?
Perth is the only city in the world where aircraft can land in the CBD