Western Australia: Perth
Perth is the capital city of Western Australia (WA), the largest state in Australia. It is located on the south-west coast of the Australian continent on the Indian Ocean. Nestled on the banks of the majestic Swan River, Perth is a beautiful, modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan city with a population of 1.5 million people. Kings Park, a 400 hectare area of virgin bushland, overlooks this picturesque city which boasts a classic Mediterranean climate.
Western Australia has the strongest economy in Australia, however to sustain high growth rates and enhance its business environment, the State needs to attract skilled workers and successful business operators from over-seas. Based on this need, there are many sponsorship opportunities available ranging from skilled workers, state sponsorship and skilled regional sponsorship. A great website to investigate the opportunities available and how you can take advantage of entering into this exciting market is www.migration.wa.gov.au. You will also find on this website a list of positions that are currently in demand.
Perth offers a unique learning environment that nurtures creativity and provides access to unrivalled academic resources. International students will find everything they need to achieve their potential – all in a city famed for its friendliness! To see an overview of what Western Australia has to offer in terms of education and training, please visit www.wa.gov.au
TAFE colleges throughout the state offer over 400 full time courses at more than 50 campuses throughout the state. For information on TAFE courses and location, please visit www.tafe.wa.edu.au
Typically speaking, the north and west of Perth are the most sought after areas to live. The central and northern suburbs of Perth are where the people with the highest salaries tend to live.
Western Australia’s health care’s main aim being to ensure healthier, longer and better lives for Western Australians and to protect the health of the community by providing a safe, high quality, accountable and sustainable health care system.. You can find information on the health services available in Western Australia as well as other community information by visiting their website at www.health.wa.gov.au.
To find out information regarding the laws and rules for driving on roads in Western Australia, visit www.dpi.wa.gov.au. Here you can download a comprehensive pdf document outlining the current legislation around international licenses and how you can organise to obtain a license depending on your visa and situation. You will also learn about car registration and requirements for having a road worthy vehicle in terms of insurance cover.
The Western Australian government is responsible for a wide range of functions throughout the large state including Education and Training, Health, Community Services, Lifestyle and Environment, Business and Regions. By visiting the following website you will be able to find a large amount of information across each of these sectors as well as much more –www.wa.gov.au
Within Western Australia, there are multiple Departments and Agencies that look after specific areas of the state and its various interests. For a full list of departments and agencies please visit www.wa.gov.au
Perth offers a wide and varied selection of attractions such as galleries, animal attractions, beaches, museums, parks and wineries to name but a few. Perth is also well known for surrounding suburbs including Fremantle and Rottnest Island. For more attractions visit www.perthtouristcentre.com.au/attractions