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Western Australia

Flanked by the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean and the Great Southern Ocean, Western Australia is Australia’s largest state.  If offers everything from rainforests, wine country and long white sandy beaches in the south to the spectacular and rugged scenery of the Kimberley in the north.

Western Australia is the largest state in Australia and is located on the Indian Ocean.  Perth is the capital and an interesting fact about Perth is that it is located closer to Singapore and Jakarta than it is to the capital Canberra in New South Wales.  Agriculture is the major export industry here with wheat, wool, beef and lamb being the main products. There is a wide diversity of activities to explore including wilderness adventures in the outback, diving on coral reefs or take a trip to one of the many popular hot spots of Kimberley Region, Broome, Gibb River Road, The Pinnacles, Albany, Kalgoorlie, Monkey Mia and the Margaret River.

The state of Western Australia is big, bold and beautiful, and despite covering one third of Australia has a population of fewer than two million. It has miles of coastline washed by the Indian Ocean and a range of climatic zones from tropical through to temperate. The northern area is raw and harsh; the south is characterised by rolling green pasture; to the west is the ocean while to the east lie golden wheat fields.

Western Australia is big on extremes; it boasts 8,000 species of wildflower, more than any other region in the world. It has the smallest church, the largest casino and the narrowest pub in the Southern Hemisphere. Its rocky coastline has also been responsible for plenty of tragedy - more than 700 vessels have come to grief here since the first Dutch sailors arrived on the shores of the state in the 17th century.

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Due to its large size, Western Australia has one of the most diverse climates in the country, divided into three main climatic zones: tropical, semi-arid and Mediterranean. The north is tropical, characterised by a sunny dry season (April to September) and a wet season (October to March) with its humidity, heavy rains and thunderstorms. The dry season has ideal temperatures, with hot days and mild evenings. The central part of the state falls within the semi-arid zone and consists mostly of deserts. A temperate, Mediterranean climate characterises the south where the summers are warm and dry and the winters mild and wet. Perth lies within this zone and the hot summer days are cooled by the strong afternoon sea breeze. Perth has a very low rate of humidity. Winters (June to August) are mild, with the wettest month being July.


English is the official language of Australia.


The Australian Dollar (AUD) is divided into 100 cents. Banks and bureaux de change exchange most foreign currencies. Travellers cheques are also welcome everywhere, but banks take a small commission and it is better to take cheques in major currencies (e.g. US dollars or Euros) to avoid additional charges. Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are freely available throughout the country. Banking hours are generally 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Thursday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Friday, but some banks offer extended hours and some are open on Saturday mornings.


GMT +8 (GMT +9 from last Sunday in October to last Sunday in March).

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