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Perth, Western Australia
From the Pacific breakers in the east, to where the Indian Ocean rolls in 3600 kilometres to the west, Australia is a land of stark beauty and fascinating contrasts, whose major cities huddled close by the continent’s coastline are characterised by their easy-going manner and open air lifestyles.
Perth is Australia’s fourth largest city, with a population of some 1.5 million people. It is the capital of the State of Western Australia and lies on the banks of the Swan River. Perth has the sophistication of a big city, with fine shops, restaurants, and sporting and cultural facilities, yet it also offers a clean, safe, friendly environment. Perth is a beautiful well-planned city, with magnificent waterways, silver sand surf beaches along the coast, and an extremely pleasant all year round Mediterranean like climate.
On the far west coast of Australia, Perth is one of the world’s most liveable cities. Unmarred by smog or pollution and with an average of eight hours of sunshine every day, it is home base for the West’s enormous mineral and energy projects. For sailing, swimming, snorkelling or just soaking up the sun, there are few places on earth like Perth. From overseas Perth can be reached by regular international air services. And from the rest of Australia by domestic flights or by bus or train.
Perth’s hottest month is February with an average maximum temperature of 30C and a minimum of 19C. The coolest month is July having an average maximum of 18C and minimum of 9C. Perth has a perfect climate for outdoor activities and living much of the year. For more information on living in Perth see these websites:
Living at Perth Bible College provides you with the convenience of having a large shopping centre (over 140 shops), excellent public beaches, a golf course, and access to public transport, all within easy walking distance from your front door. Living on site will give you the added advantage of having a fully furnished unit at a relatively low rate, complete with gas and electricity already connected, and a safe environment and play area for children.
Perth is a multicultural city and has a variety of stores which cater for people from many different countries. There are also a number of excellent markets located throughout the city.
A single student living on campus should be able to manage on around $1400 per month. A family living on campus at PBC could manage to live on around $2000-$2400 per month. These figures would include general living costs, and exclude course costs, books etc, schooling of children, and do not allow for extras like running a vehicle. Obviously costs vary for each individual situation (for Immigration finance requirements visit http://wwwimmi.gov.au/study/index.htm). While holding a student visa you are permitted to work up to 20 hours a week during semester time and full-time during the holidays to supplement your income.
Public schooling is close by, with the primary school only being a short walk away from the College. All children from the age of 6 must be enrolled in a primary school. Secondary school begins at age 12 or 13. All children enrolled at a government or non-government (private) school will be required to pay full school fees.
To live in Perth is to have all the advantages of city life without feeling like you are in a large city.
Lonely Planet Guide to Perth and Margaret River
Lonely Planet Six Degrees Perth - Trailer
Western Australia Guide