Perth has been recognised as one of the top places in the world to visit in 2023. 

Forbes Magazine worked with Virtuoso to create the list, which ranks Perth at number 9, the only Australian destination to be recognised. 

City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said this was exactly the type of recognition the City deserved and was thrilled to see the rest of the world discovering what locals already know about Perth. 

“We all know how fantastic our City of Light is and now we’re being recognised on the world stage as one of the top 10 places to visit next year,” Mr Zempilas said. 

“This is exactly why we held a Brand Perth forum last year, where we workshopped our identity, settled on a theme, developed a new brand, the City of Light, and sold it everywhere.”

Mr Zempilas said the recognition also reflected the changing face of the City, with major redevelopment projects in the pipeline and an exciting events calendar. 

“Perth is truly a city for everyone - a city which is alive with art, culture, events, festivals and our emerging alfresco and dynamic bars and dining scene.

“The City of Perth has worked tirelessly over the past two years to ensure a clean, safe and vibrant environment, particularly to support businesses impacted by COVID. 

“We are delighted that Perth has been recognised this way and that when you come and visit any of the great parts of Western Australia our Capital City captures people’s imaginations.”

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