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Life In Perth

If you are looking for a clean, beautiful and safe city with world-class educational institutions and endless work opportunities, Perth is the place to be! Perth is consistently ranked in the top 10 most livable cities in the world and our state. Western Australia has the fastest growing economy in Australia. Perth’s thriving cosmopolitan city centre is set on the majestic Swan River next to long stretches of pristine coastline. Located at the gateway to Asia, Perth is no longer Australia’s best kept secret with more and more people moving West to take advantage of the ‘resort’ style lifestyle and employment opportunities.

Studying and Living in Perth
After classes most students take a break in a nearby cafe or visit one of the many city beaches. The excellent public transport system and relatively small population of friendly and welcoming people makes Perth one of the easiest and nicest cities to live, study and work. People come from all over the world and students can be assured to have endless opportunities to speak English and make friends with students from at least 40 different countries.

Getting To & From The Airport
Phoenix Academy offers an airport transfer service for any time of the day and any day of the week. We have experienced drivers that are able to either pick yourself up or a relative, and deliver them to the designated accommodation.

Getting to & from Perth Airport is easy. A free terminal transfer bus service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The journey take approximately ten minutes to complete. Terminal transfer bus stops are located on the forecourt at Terminals 1, 3 & 4 , and in a new dedicated bus area close to Terminal 2.

Departing from Terminal 1 & 2, arriving at Terminal 3 & 4:

  • 6.00am to 12.00am (midnight) – departing on the hour, at 20 minutes past the hour and 40 minutes past the hour
  • 12.00am (midnight) to 6.00am – departing on the hour and at 30 minutes past the hour

Getting Around
Perth prides itself on modern and efficient transport systems. Buses and trains are cheap and easy to use throughout the city and students find they can move around quickly. Students can also apply for a Transperth SmartRider Travel Card for heavily discounted fares on all bus, train and ferry transport routes (only valid for students studying more than 6 weeks).

Things to do in Perth
With endless cultural, recreation and outdoor activities students are never bored in Perth! Water sports include sailing, diving, fishing, surfing and kite-surfing or join tennis clubs and social sports teams such as beach volley- ball and football. Whatever your interest students are sure to take advantage of Perth’s amazing Mediterranean climate. For those interested in music and arts Perth attracts all of the major cultural events and festivals throughout the year. Weekends can also be spent visiting Rottnest Island or the beautiful forests, wineries and beaches of the southwest region just a few hours from Perth.