Staying in Perth

Transport Options

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre located in the heart of the CBD.

PCEC is easily accessible by public transport offering a range of transport options and is less than a 5 minute walk to the busport and Elizabeth Quay train station or 10 minutes to Perth Underground train station. Secure car parking is conveniently available beneath PCEC, operated by City of Perth.

Perth has a free bus service that operates around CBD. These buses are called CATS (central area transport service) and service the free transit zone (FTZ) which are clearly marked around the city.

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Taxi/Ride-share

Perth offers a professional taxi fleet service and PCEC is a nominated Cab Spot location. Our Cab Spot number is 1088.

Taxi ranks are in several locations in the city with ranks and rideshare pick up points located at both Domestic and International airports.

The average taxi or ride share fare from city centre:

  • Domestic airport to city fare – $32
  • International airport to City fare – $40.m

To book a taxi, please contact:

  • Swan Taxis 13 13 30
  • Black and White Taxis 13 10 08

Hire Cars

Avis 13 63 33
Budget 13 27 27
Europcar 1300 13 13 90
Hertz 13 30 39
Redspot 1300 66 88 10
Thrifty 1300 36 72 27

Airport Shuttle

Airport Shuttles are available to transport you from the airport to hotels, motels and hostels around Perth. Tickets for a shuttle can be purchased at both the Domestic and International Airport Terminals.

Public Transport

Perth has a convenient and safe public transport system that services the entire metropolitan area. Transperth, who manages this system, operates all bus, train and ferry services in Perth.

A Free Transit Zone (FTZ) operates in the city and provides free public transport within the Perth city boundaries. Passengers can travel within this area for free. To identify the boundaries of the FTZ, bus stops are identified with the FTZ logo. 

The Central Area Transit (CAT) system provides a free, fast and convenient bus service to the city’s points of interest. CAT buses are colour coded and Perth CAT stops offer real-time information for when the next bus is due. Perth offers three CAT routes around the city and weekday services run every five to fifteen minutes from 6:50am to 6:20pm (WST).

A Blue CAT stop is located at the Elizabeth Quay Busport (adjacent to Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre).

Perth’s extensive train system operates five railway lines that link to Perth suburbs and main hubs including Fremantle, Joondalup, Midland, Armadale and Mandurah.

Services operate from 5:00am to midnight daily (2:00am on Saturday and Sunday).On weekdays, trains run every two – fifteen minutes until 7:30pm (after 7:30pm trains run every 30 minutes), on weekends (and public holidays), trains run every fifteen minutes, post midnight on Saturday and Sunday, trains run every hour until 2:00am. 

Elizabeth Quay train station (located along the Mandurah and Joondalup Railway Line) is located at the doorstep of the Centre.

Elizabeth Quay Jetty operates the Transperth ferry services across the Swan River, between Elizabeth Quay Jetty (Perth) and Mends Street Jetty (South Perth). The service operates daily from 7:50am to 7:20pm (extended times operate on weekdays and during the Summer months). Barrack Street Jetty is used for the services run to Rottnest Island, and Fremantle. Swan Valley wine cruises also depart from Barrack Street Jetty.

For all bus, train or ferry information please contact Transperth on 13 62 13 or visit their website. For hearing impaired TTY please contact (08) 9428 1999.

There are a number of hire car companies that operate services directly from the Domestic and International Airport Terminals as well as in the Perth CBD to provide easy pick-up and drop-off access.

Parking

There are approximately 5,000 car parking bays within a 10 minute walk of Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The City of Perth Convention Centre car park is located directly under the Centre.

City of Perth Convention Centre Car Park Open: 24 hours, 7 days a
week Access: via Mill St, Mounts Bay Rd, or the Riverside Dv off-ramp from the Mitchell Freeway

Payment: cash, credit card, or City of Perth Parking Card Centre access: direct access to PCEC during opening hours via central foyer lift and staircases 

Contact: 1300 889 613

For further information on City of Perth parking visit: www.cityofperthparking.com.au

To reserve parking at Westralia Square, please visit: Secure Parking

Flights & Accomodation

Perth is in the same time zone as 60% of the world’s population, including Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, and the Philippines.

Flights

There are 18 international, 12 domestic and regional airlines that operate at Perth Airport, connecting travellers to more than 110 destinations around Australia and overseas. For further information, refer to www.perthairport.com.au/flights/route-maps

Recent significant and ongoing expansion of Perth Airport also underlies confidence in Western Australia as a world-class leisure and business tourism destination.

Weather

Click here for average temperatures and rainfall in Perth. www.perthtouristcentre.com.au/perth-weather/

Taxes

Australia has a standard 10% goods and services tax (GST) applies to all consumer transactions. International visitors to Perth can apply for a tax refund through the Tourist Refund Scheme, subject to meeting requirements.

Hotel Accommodation

The Perth hotel market is rapidly expanding as new hotel investments enrich Perth’s accommodation, offering international chains and luxury boutique hotels exceeding a total supply to just over 14,000 rooms by the year 2020.

Perth has a range of star-rated hotels in the city centre and there is an option to suit every budget. 

Delegates have a choice of city hotels with panoramic views of the Swan River, self-cater apartments and budget hostels within walking distance of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Over 2,000 rooms are available within a 1km radius, expanding to approximately 8,000 within the wider Perth central business district.

Perth continues to experience a boom in new hotel properties with consistent competitive prices making Perth now a more affordable alternative than our Eastern counterparts.

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