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About Perth

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.

About Perth
Perth City skyline from the South Perth foreshore. (David Pascoe)

About 720 ABC Perth

720 ABC Perth, broadcasts high quality, relevant and entertaining radio programs to the Perth metro area, reflecting the issues, opinions and concerns of a well-informed Western Australian audience.

Offering engaging talk and contemporary music, 720 strives to be an active and informative voice for the local community through relevant and insightful programming.

720's comprehensive programming recognises and responds to the cultural and occupational diversity of our audience, exploring topics ranging from arts, entertainment and culture through to the days latest issues from the worlds of politics, technology, mining and the economy.

Committed to being distinctive, enjoyable, relevant, accessible and companionable, 720 ABC Perth mixes the latest news and views with a good dose of humour, culture and entertainment.

About abc.net.au/perth/

This site is part of a broader network of sites - ABC Local - which provides local coverage of your region and a gateway to ABC Online. It includes more than 50 websites representing regions spanning the length and breadth of Australia.

Perth's site - and indeed, all 54 Local sites - delivers local news, sport and weather as well as special feature stories that explore the events, places and people that make each region unique. Each website is also a place to share and a place to participate, creating a community space within the ABC online environment. You can comment on issues, upload your photos, list a community event and more.

The websites also support a range of features that creates a rich online experience. These include webcams, photo galleries, video stories, maps and a range of podcasts and on-demand audio items.

The ABC Perth website is also the place to go for a comprehensive guide to what's happening on 720 ABC Perth and for details of special events and competitions. It will keep you up-to-date on the latest special coverage events including sport, rural news and more, providing a window into everything that's available across ABC Online, Radio and TV.

ABC Local coverage is drawn from the reports and programs of more than 500 staff working around Australia. Producers and reporters gather and publish a constant stream of material to keep you informed and entertained. These efforts have also built a large archive of stories well worth searching for information and great stories about recent and not-so-recent events and people.

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