"Perth - Western Australia" Perth by CharleneP

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Perth WA - The land down under

Perth is different than the rest of Australia with its combination of Californian and a Mediterranean climate. The summers are hot and dry were the winters are mild and wet. Places closer to the sea side, remind me of Mozambique. (Just with no waves) ;o)

Western Australia covers an area of 2,525,500 Sq kms and is one of the largest states in the world, but the population is only 1.8 million people that are half of the population of Sydney, and due to its size, you need to travel far to get to places.

Kings Park is the largest inner city park in the world and BEAUTIFULL with an awesome view over the city and Swan River.

Australian Money

The Australian currency is the Australian Dollar - more and less equal with the US dollar.

Cash transactions are usually rounded to the nearest 5 cents.

Visa and Master Card are accepted in Perth/Australia.

General Information in Perth/Australia

EMERGENCIES -
Call 000 (Free call from any phone in Perth)
Call 112 (From mobile phone)

AMBULANCES
Visitors - Your travel ensurance needs to cover ambulance fees.

CHEMISTS
Chemists are open from 9am to 5am. But will find a 24 hour chemist in Perth. Std medical items such as Band-Aids and aspirin are available from service stations, supermarkets and general stores.

AREA CODES (telephones)
NSW - (02)
VIC - (03)
TAS - (03
QLD - (07)
SA - (08)
WA - (08)
NT - (08)

INTERNET ACCESS
You can find internet access at Libraries and Info Centres

DRIVING IN AUSTRALIA
Drive on the left lane and
Cars are right hand steering.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Good transportation
  • Cons:Very hot!!!
  • In a nutshell:Travel far to get to places
  • Last visit to Perth: Apr 2008
  • Intro Updated Apr 16, 2008
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  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2008 at 1:17 PM

    Welcome to Oz from the land of SNow and ICe, was a long snowy winter, but pleasant, melting rapidly now ;-))) Cape winelands and Cederberg was spectacular !

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