The cultural melting pot of Australia.
As soon as you arrive in Perth, you'll see why many people from around the world have chosen Perth as their home. People from more than 200 different countries live, work and study in Perth, speaking as many as 270 languages and identifying with more than 100 religious faiths.
Immigration has always been a key contributor to the success of Perth and Western Australia. According to the Office of Multicultural Interests, nearly one third of the Perth population was born overseas, and nearly two thirds of its residents have an ancestry other than Australian.
People are attracted to Perth because of its beauty, relaxed atmosphere and prosperity, and that has long been the case. The multicultural mix that generations of arrivals from around the world have brought to Perth has created a truly cosmopolitan feel that you'll find in the food, the arts, language and sport.