Perth enjoys hot, dry summers and mild winters. During summer rain is unusual, but winter can bring downpours of rain and thunderstorms.

December – February

Average temperatures range from 17.5 – 30°C. In the afternoons a sea breeze called the ‘Fremantle Doctor’ provides some relief from the heat.

March – May

During autumn Perth experiences warm, sunny days and cooler nights with average temperatures between 13.7 – 26°C. During autumn there can be occasional showers and some humidity. Evening temperatures rarely drop below 10°C.

June – August

Winters are relatively cool and wet with temperatures ranging from 8 – 19°C. There are occasional storms, characterized by downpours of rain and thunderstorms.

September – November

During spring, days are warm and sunny with average temperatures ranging from 11.7 – 23°C. There is little rainfall at this time of year.


Inner city living

  • Mount Lawley; alternative & arty
  • Leederville; arty, café culture
  • Subiaco; wealthy, cosmopolitan, bling!
  • Inglewood; family friendly
  • Mt Hawthorn; family friendly, café culture


  • Cottesloe; west, beach culture
  • Scarborough; north, beach culture
  • Fremantle; cafes, culture, outdoor life, beaches

Southern suburbs

  • Applecross; south, family friendly, professionals
  • Victoria Park; cafes, bars and restaurants
  • South Perth; apartment living, cafes and amazing river views

Northern suburbs

  • Joondalup; family friendly, good schools, close to beach and easy train to CBD
  • Sorrento; Family friendly, coastal
  • Karrinyup; great shopping, close to the beach, good transport links

Top 10 Things to see and do


Pack a picnic.

Take a picnic and enjoy the scenery at Kings Park.


Day Trip.

Take a day trip to explore Rottnest Island. Prepare to hop on a ferry!


Cruise the Swan River by boat or bike.


Test your fitness on Jacob’s Ladder.


Explore Fremantle for the day.

Take a prison tour, visit the iconic Fremantle Markets and end the day with a beer or three at Little Creatures brewery.


Check out Perth’s new Elizabeth Quay waterfront complex.


Feeling Lucky?

Visit Perth’s Crown Casino and have dinner and drinks at one of their many restaurants.


Immerse yourself in the natural, scenic and gourmet wonders of the Swan Valley.


Needing some retail therapy?

Check out Murray Street and Hay Street. If luxury is what you are after visit King Street.


Check out Northbridge and Victoria Park!

Rental Costs

According to recent statistics released by the median rental property prices for Perth are as follows:

  • House – $410
  • Unit – $350

Check out to research rental prices in various suburbs.

The Best Beaches

  • Cottesloe Beach: Best for – everyone
  • City Beach: Best for – families, body surfers, beach walkers, sun-downers
  • Scarborough Beach: Best for – cool dudes, surfers, people watchers
  • Leighton Beach: Best for – everyone + dogs (except surfers)