7 Reasons We Should All Move to Perth

7 Reasons We Should All Move to Perth

Lily Jones

Updated January 16, 2020 Updated January 16

With beautiful coastlines, incredible local produce and abundance of national parks, it’s surprising that Western Australia is so sparsely populated. Here are just some of the reasons we should all be moving to Perth in 2018, and moving quickly, before everyone else catches on too!

Beautiful parks and gardens

King's Park Perth

Chances are, if you’ve been to Sydney you’ve visited the world-famous botanical gardens that overlook the harbor. Impressive, right? Well, Kings Park, in Perth is arguably even better.  At over 400 hectares, you could get lost in this green space forever amongst the impressively old boab trees, perfect displays of wild flowers and historical memorials dotted around the park.  When you consider the fact that two thirds of the flora is completely untamed, you’ll be contented with a feeling of total separation from the big city. So take that quick jaunt up the hill, breathe in that fresh air, appreciate the incredible views of the city from afar, and return a few hours later feeling refreshed and with a new found love for the Western capital.

Idyllic weather

Cottesloe Beach Perth

With some of the best weather all year round in Australia, you’ll find yourself wanting to spend all your study sessions outside on the grass making the most of it. Perth is an ideal city for those looking for a temperate climate, and recent studies have shown that it has more daylight hours when compared to Sydney and Melbourne. Think of all that vitamin D!

Prestigious universities

University of Western Australia

Perth was ranked 39th in the QS Best Student Cities 2018 ranking, with several internationally ranked universities helping to earn it such a high spot. It boasts three universities with positions in the global top 600 of the QS World University Rankings® 2019: the University of Western Australia (UWA) (ranked 91st), Curtin University (joint 250th), and Murdoch University (591-600), making studying in Perth even more desirable.

Excellent career opportunities

Perth skyscrapers

Despite what some may think, Perth still encompasses all the opportunities that you could find in Sydney and Melbourne, so don’t be fooled into thinking that you’ll be missing out in your career prospects after you graduate.  In fact, recent research has shown that with all of the recent construction and development going on in the city, there are more job openings than ever before. More and more large and global companies are investing in offices in the Western capital, offering competitive salaries and exciting new jobs! Even more, with a population of only 2.14 million, rather than 5.4million in Sydney, your commute will feel like a breeze.

Having a study/life balance couldn’t be easier

Kalbarri National Park

Being so close to the sea and so many untouched beaches, grabbing a weekend away is as easy as jumping in your car. Be it a day trip to Swan Valley to sample local wines and produce, a weekend to Cervantes for a BBQ on the beach or a longer trip away to Kalbarri National Park, there is something for you no matter how much time you have to spare.

You get unlimited access to selfie-taking quokkas


Of course, we can’t talk about the perks of living in this city without mentioning these adorable residents of Rottnest Island. People fly from all over the globe to catch a glimpse of these creatures, found only in the protected areas of Western Australia. Living in Perth would give you unlimited access to these cheeky selfie-taking critters and, even better, they’re only an hour’s boat ride away. Rent a cute little boat house on the island, and a bike and enjoy a weekend break on the beautiful Rottnest.

Traveling is easy


Perth is one of the most remote major cities in the world, but if you’re in the mood to travel further, it couldn’t be easier, as it now has excellent connections to the rest of the world. Earlier this year new direct flights from Perth to London became available, making Europe more accessible than ever before. And with direct flights to Bali, a relaxing trip to a deserted island in South East Asia is reachable in just four hours.

So head over to Perth and take a look for yourself! I’ll guarantee you won’t want to leave.

This article was originally published in November 2018 . It was last updated in January 2020

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