Western Australia produces over forty-percent of Australia's wealth and is rightly regarded as one of the world's major centres of energy and resources. This same wealth expresses itself in the talent and expertise of the vibrant business, academic and artistic community of nearly 2 million people who live within the city of Perth and its adjoining coastal region.
Perth is unlike any other city on Earth. A growing first-world centre of commerce reclining along the northern bank of the Swan River that connects the renowned vineyards of the Swan Valley to the sugar white sands of the Indian Ocean and the laconic beach-side lifestyle that typifies Australia.
Visitors will find familiarity in the day-to-day conventions of life, yet wonder at the eclectic mix of entertainment, sport and night-life that typify the city. Most leave with a smile and a desire to return knowing they have discovered a destination unique in its mix of youthful optimism and sound commercial foundation. Some choose to stay, to call it home, and join its cosmopolitan population.
Image courtesy of Perth Convention Bureau