Perth is Western Australia’s capital city where you can enjoy the beach lifestyle, relax in natural bushland, sample world-class local wines and watch an ocean sunset within just 30 minutes of the city. It’s also the sunniest state capital, averaging 3,000 hours of sunshine per year and boasting a string of 19 beautifully clean and uncrowded beaches, from iconic Cottesloe to the surf hotspot of Scarborough.
HOW TO GET THERE
Perth Airport Accessibility Information
Domestic terminal is 12 km from the city
International 19 km from the city
Approx $40 by taxi
Transperth Bus 40 from T3/T4. Route 380 from T1/T2. From $4.50. Not all buses are accessible.
Buses within the airport
All bus services provided by Perth Airport, including terminal transfer and Long Term Car Park transfer buses, are wheelchair accessible. All buses have ramps, wheelchair store areas and the drivers are happy to assist when they can.
Perth is a pretty easy city to get around. The metropolitan area has a great range of options for public transport, driving and walking.
CAT buses provide a free, frequent and wheelchair accessible bus service in the city, operating on red, blue, yellow and green routes. The Free Transit Zone (FTZ) allows you to travel on other buses within the City of Perth boundaries, without paying a fare.
The Transperth ferry from Barrack Street Jetty to Mends Street Jetty (South Perth and the Perth Zoo) and from Barrack Street Jetty to Elizabeth Quay is accessible.
The Coode Street Jetty (South Perth) is not accessible.
Accessible taxi services available.
Check the Transperth website for more information.
Perth has a Mediterranean climate. Most of the year, Perth weather is fine and sunny, and even during the short mild winter, the sun is often shining.
Bledisloe Cup 2019 – One of the biggest rivalries in world sport is coming to Perth Stadium in August 2019 when Western Australia hosts its first ever Bledisloe Cup match.
Chelsea Football Club match.
State of Origin.
World Super 6 Perth.
Margaret River Gourmet Escape.
Mastercard Hopman Cup.
GOOD TO KNOW
Perth is a city easy to navigate. The beach and wine regions are 30 minutes from the city centre.
A Beach Wheelchair is available for adults and children to use at Sir James Mitchell Park’s foreshore beach and water areas.
Enjoy the views of the Indian Ocean at Cottesloe Beach. Two beach wheelchairs are available, bookings required. More information on the council website.
Town Beach, Mandurah now has beach matting, beach chairs, three accessible toilets and ample carparking. Town Beach is located in Central Mandurah 1 hours drive south of Perth. Contact the City of Mandurah 08 9550 3777.
Dreamfit also have an equipment library, whether you are keen to trial some equipment or borrow something to participate in a new activity, they have a great resource.
Meet the world’s cutest marsupial and selfie sensation, the quokka, on Rottnest Island. Note that not all the ferries to the Island are accessible. Try Rottnest Fast Ferries, the ferry leaves from Perth and takes you over to Thomson Bay. There is an accessible shuttle bus around the Island and the beach at Thomson Bay has ramped access. There is also a handcycle or golf buggy that can be utilised. There are accessible bathrooms and a changing places facility. Contact the Rottnest Island Visitor Centre for more information. Rottnest Island is 11km in length and 4.5km at the widest point.
Discover laneway bars in multicultural Northbridge.
Kings park: one of the biggest city parks in the world, and right in the heart of Perth. It grants epic views of the Swan and Canning rivers and the skyscrapers perched on their banks.
Tranby House and the Peninsula Tea Gardens: Visitors will delight in the colonial Georgian style architecture and authentic furnishings, plus they’ll enjoy seeing the original oak, olive and mulberry trees in the gardens which provide a living link to the property’s fascinating past.
Caves Road, Margaret River, stretches between two capes – Naturaliste to the north and Leeuwin to the south. It runs parallel to the coast, a few kilometres off the coast, the Jarrah, Karris and Marris grow beside it, with wineries on either side. Check out Black Brewing Co. or the Eagle Bay Brewing Co for a cold drink and a lazy lunch with good company.