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 iconic 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.
Perth is located on the Western seaboard of Australia and is served by major international and Australian domestic air, sea, rail and road networks. Western Australia's time zone is UTC +8, the same as most of eastern Asia, and Australia's currency is the Australian Dollar (AUD). The legal, corporate, banking and governance processes of Australia are first-rate and support an economy regarded as one of the strongest in the world and backed by a AAA international credit rating.
Business practices will be familiar to anyone who has done business in the Western World, and strong business support networks exist with representative offices of all of the world's major accounting and business development consultancies located in the central business district of Perth.
Over 6,000, three, four and five star, hotel rooms are located in the metropolitan area, and most major hotel chains are represented within 2 kilometres of Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. These are supported by 5,000 car parking bays within the same radius. Ground transportation is simple and cost effective by taxi, or free 'CAT' buses that operate in the central business district.
Telecommunication, banking systems are efficient and reliable, and medical facilities and expertise lead the world in many areas.
<h3>Travelling to Perth</h3>
Perth is in the same time zone as Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur, and with more than forty-percent of the worlds’ population within our region, Perth and Western Australia are easy to access via air, land and sea.
Perth is Australia’s western gateway to Europe and South-East Asia with many direct services. There are over 20 international and domestic airlines operating daily to Perth connecting travellers to over 50 destinations in Australia and the world. Flight times to Asia are short with Singapore less than five hours away, and flights to other Australian capitals are frequent and easy: less than a three-hour flight to Adelaide, three-and-a-half hours to Melbourne, and just over four hours to Sydney and Brisbane.
Perth Airport is conveniently located just twelve kilometres from the Perth CBD and offers a range of services and facilities for travellers including: car rental, foreign exchange, wireless internet, shopping, restaurants and bathroom amenities. For further information on Perth Airport visit their website