The lifestyle city
Perth is a modern and vibrant capital city, boasting a desirable lifestyle, great geographic location and attractive investment opportunities.
Perth features in the top 5% of more than 450 cities worldwide ranked by the Mercer Quality of Living Survey (March 2019), and consistently ranks in the top 10 of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s World’s Most Liveable Cities survey (out of 173 cities), reaching equal best rating of 6th in 2021.
As the capital city of one of the world’s most significant mining regions, Perth is rapidly growing in lifestyle, population and economic prosperity. The strength of our economy, especially our capabilities in the resource sector, ensures that both the city and the state are competitively placed for future investment and growth.
Perth's close proximity to Asia opens great potential for investors in energy, minerals, tourism & hospitality, education and agriculture & food, with 18 out of the 20 most populous cities in Asia are closer to Perth than Brisbane, Sydney, or Melbourne.
Perth is in the midst of an exciting period of expansion and new developments. The large-scale capital works projects throughout the city and surrounding areas means Perth has changed dramatically over the past ten years. These developments provide great opportunities for investors and will drive further economic growth, creating more jobs and stimulating commerce in all industries.
While the state of Western Australia is fortunate to have world-class reserves of natural mineral and energy resources, the city has become home to an equally impressive resource — a highly educated, skilled and productive workforce – gathered here by the strength of our tertiary institutions, economic climate and world-class lifestyle opportunities, making Perth the state's leading destination for creative innovation and cultural diversity.
Tourism is critical to Australia’s economic future and has been identified as one of five industries expected to grow faster than global GDP over the next 10 to 20 years. It is a major contributor to the Perth and Western Australian economy, having a positive impact on many areas such as transport, accommodation, retail, food and beverage, tours and experiences.
- Lonely Planet, National Geographic, the New York Times and Forbes have all listed Perth in the world’s best trips.
- It’s less than a 30-minute drive from Perth city to pristine beaches, world-class wineries or spectacular national parks.
- There are 8 hours of daily sunshine year-round, giving Perth its reputation as Australia’s sunniest capital.