Perth is the laid back capital of Western Australia; a state built on its rich mining industry.
A population of 1.65 million residents live along a 125 kilometre coastal stretch from Two Rocks in the north to Singleton in the south.
Perth is the most isolated capital city in the world - the closest city is Adelaide, more than 2000 kilometres away.
Blue skies and sunny days are Perth's biggest assets - the climate is much akin to the Mediterranean with dry hot summer days followed by a cool sea breeze by mid-afternoon.
Deeply parochial, Perth residents love their AFL teams - the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers - along with their pristine beaches and relaxed lifestyle.
One of the main events on the Perth calendar is Australia Day where crowds gather on the banks of the Swan River to watch a large fireworks display.
Popular tourist attractions include the historic port of Fremantle, holiday playground Rottnest Island and the iconic Cottesloe Beach.
Perth is also a two hour drive from the South West region, renowned for its food, wine and natural beauty.