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An Expat Talks about Living in Perth, Australia


King's Park in Perth, Australia

Perth is a fantastic city and well worth the move. Family and sports play a major role in the community. Outdoor sports are happening all year round in major numbers.

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Perth

How long have you lived there?

2 Years

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

Cycling, any children's activities, triathlon, swimming, running and basically any outdoor activities

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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

There is a lot of diversity in Perth caused by the influx of people moving in to work in industry. Generally I would say people are accepting of each other without issue.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

Mining and Offshore Oil and Gas are the major drivers in Perth. Trades, Engineers and just anyone with talent is in demand.

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

Perth has a mix of those fanatical about work and sports. Fly in / Fly out jobs to the mining and oil and gas areas are common and put strain on those families. Family and sports play a major role in the community. Outdoor sports are happening all year round in major numbers.

If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

Just do it. Perth is a fantastic city and well worth the move.

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