All you need to know about Perth

Perth is the capital and largest city of Western Australia, the largest territory of Australia. Located on the west coast, it is the fourth most populated city in Australia, behind Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Perth was founded by Captain James Stirling in 1829 as an administrative centre of the Swan River Colony. The city, named after Perth in Scotland, underwent a huge influx in its population as the gold rush began in the late 19th century. Mining is still a vital industry in Western Australia today. Being the capital of Western Australia, Perth dominates the local economy. The city is a hub for business and government, with Perth having experienced a paradigm shift towards a serviced based economy. The major mining, petroleum and agricultural industries are located elsewhere in Western Australia. Perth has become a popular business travel destination for Australians and internationals alike. When planning a business trip to Western Australia, check out our serviced apartments in Perth. 


Having booked your SilverDoor serviced apartment, it is time to prepare for your trip to Perth. We have put together some essential information to help prepare you for your stay in Western Australia.

Transport in Perth

Perth is served by an international airport that has flight connections from all over Australia and abroad. From Terminals 1 & 2, Bus 380 offers a direct service to the city, with Bus 40 operating from Terminals 3 & 4. When travelling around Perth, the SmartRider card allows for free bus travel in the city centre. The card is purchasable at retail outlets and can be topped up for bus and rail travel outside Perth. With the city being relatively compact, walking and cycling are also viable options for travel.  

Weather in Perth

Perth has a Mediterranean climate which is characterised by hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Summer can be scorching hot, with the record high in February being recorded at 46.2 degrees! It is advisable to apply sun cream, drink plenty of fluids and stay in the shade during this season. In winter, the weather is wet and cool, but not cold. Wearing a rain jacket is always beneficial.

History in Perth

Perth has been inhabited by Aboriginal Australians for over 38,000 years. The first sighting of the region was made by Dutch captain Willem de Vlamingh in 1697, but most Europeans deemed Perth inhabitable. Captain James Cook landed in Australia in 1770 and claimed the country as British territory. It was not until 1832 that the Swan River Colony was established which encouraged immigration. 


-          -   In 2018, Qantas operated the first non-stop commercial flight from Australia to Europe. Their Boeing Dreamliner fleet fly the Perth to London route covering 9010 miles in little over 17 hours.

-          -   Perth is closer to Bali than Sydney, with the city being amongst the most isolated in the world.

-          -   The Kalgoorlie Mine, established during the 1880s gold rush, is the world’s largest gold producer. As such, Perth has the highest number per capita of self-made millionaires in the world.

-          -   Perth gets more sunshine than any other Australian territorial capital, averaging over 8 hours per day.

-          -   Perth has the largest city park in the world, with Kings Park being larger than Central Park in New York

-          -   Astronaut John Glenn dubbed Perth the ‘City of Lights’ after remarking how it illuminated the night sky. 


Our Perth serviced apartments are created entirely for business travellers. Modern, spacious and fully furnished, our serviced apartments in Perth offer the perfect place for both comfort and relaxation. Moreover, corporate accommodation offers a unique flexibility that appreciated by business travellers. Our clients can decide how often they would like housekeeping in their accommodation. This flexibility can help guests feel right at home in Cologne, thanks to fewer intrusions. Likewise, our serviced apartments in Perth are equipped with cooking facilities, giving our corporate clients the choice between cooking at home and eating in one of the many restaurants in Perth. Having cooking facilities in apartments also makes corporate housing more affordable than hotels. Finally, the average one bedroom serviced apartment in Perth is approximately twice the size of a typical hotel room. Not only does this give our clients more room to relax, but the extra space provides our guests with the option of entertaining acquaintances or conducting meetings in the living space.


Choosing a SilverDoor serviced apartment for your stay in Perth can be highly rewarding for business travellers. Having over 20 years in the corporate accommodation industry, at SilverDoor we are best place to guarantee your business trip is successful. We understand that that every business traveller has contrasting needs, which is why our expert booking agents go above and beyond to source the best apartment for each client. With an extensive knowledge of the industry, they strive to ensure that every client is entirely satisfied with the service quality they receive and the standard of their accommodation. We have an unrivalled insight into the serviced apartment market in Perth and wider Australia. We constantly seek to add to our growing portfolio of the best serviced apartments in Perth.

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