About Western Australia (Perth)
Western Australia is the largest state in Australia. It amounts to a third of the area of Australia, with a total area of more then 2,500,000 sqkm. Perth is the capital of Western Australia with just under two million people and is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in Australia.
WA is divided into five regions; the Kimberley, the North West, South West, the Interior, and the Wheat Belt. The majority of the population live along the beautiful white sandy beaches of the West Australian coast.
Perth is the sunniest state capital, averaging 3,000 hours of sunshine per year and boasting a string of 19 beautifully clean and uncrowded beaches, from iconic Cottesloe to the surf hotspot of Scarborough.
Perth City Centre is located alongside the peaceful waters of the Swan River, twenty Kilometres inland of the Indian Ocean on the West Coast of Australia.
During your visit to Perth you will find many fun activities in Perth’s city centre, many of which focus around the picturesque Swan River. You can enjoy one of the many river cruises which operate along the river, some offering dining and music as you spend a few hours cruising in and out of the city.
Shopping Hours: Shopping hours in Perth are from 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, since the recent introduction of extended trading hours. However, in many shopping centres and malls, only a small selection of stores will be open for extended trading beyond 5.30pm. Shops are also open from 8am to 5.30pm on Saturday. Some areas such as Perth City and Fremantle also have special trading hours and general trading hours in these areas are 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, as well as Saturday, 9am to 9pm on Friday and 11am to 5pm Sunday. Smaller operators carrying essential items such as some pharmacies and delis (corner shops) and mini-supermarkets will also be open beyond the normal trading hours and many of these smaller shops are open until 9pm daily and open 6-7 days a week. On public holidays most shops will be closed, however in areas such as Perth City and Fremantle trading will normally continue, and many small operators in the metropolitan area will also be open for business. Most businesses and shops will be closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Xmas Day and Boxing Day