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Australia is the third most popular country to study in globally, and unique opportunities are unfolding within Perth to cater to growing demand. Education and student services is a growing sector in the City of Perth. Both public and private providers are investing in new courses and facilities.

Perth City Deal

The City is a hub for a diverse range of tertiary training organisations including technical colleges and language schools. The sector has received significant funding commitment ($923 million) for a number of projects that will increase the presence of universities in the City through the Perth City Deal.

Family sitting in a City park

Secondary education is provided by three private colleges within the City – Trinity, Mercedes and St George’s Anglican, and East Perth has been identified for the first inner city primary school in more than a 100 years.

The City of Perth is the core of the education industry for Western Australia. Millions of dollars in private and public education infrastructure has resulted in the highest number of education and training businesses per square km in Western Australia, providing direct access to a critical mass of students and the workforce of the future.

Three purpose-built student accommodations (PBSA) call the City home – Campus Perth, Yugo and The Switch, have more recently opened in the City providing approximately 1,730 beds. 

UWA has five catered facilities in Perth (with approximately 2,488 beds) including University Hall and five independent colleges – St Catherine’s, St Thomas More, St George’s, and Trinity.

The City has identified opportunities to take advantage of this rapidly growing industry and are able to facilitate introductions to current developments seeking partnership or tenancy opportunities as there is currently a shortage of PBSA in Perth.

  • 53,640International student enrolments
  • 11,935jobs supported by international student spending
  • 2.1bInternational Student Spending
  • $39,417Average spend by an international student