About Perth

Perth is the most remote capital city in the world, and yet despite its distance from other centres, it has a vibrant atmosphere with much to see and do. Built around the Swan River, Perth boasts great natural beauty with lovely beaches and parks, and a relaxed pace of life. Whether it is shopping in the bustling CBD, wine-tasting in the Swan valley, cycling or scuba diving off Rottnest Island, or soaking up the atmosphere of vibrant Fremantle, there is something in Perth for everyone.

Perth has a Mediterranean climate, which means that for most of the year the weather is fine and sunny. The majority of rainfall occurs during the mild winter where July temperatures range from minimums of around 6-9 C and day time temperatures around 15-22 C.

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Things to see and do in Perth and surrounds:

About UWA

UWA is located on the Swan River in Crawley. The University is serviced by the 98/99 Circle Route Bus in addition to the 78, 102 and 107 that run from the University to Perth city centre. For further information go to: http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/.

The UWA campus provides facilities including eateries, the Coop Bookshop, banks and a pharmacy. Find your way around the campus using the UWA Campus Map.

Running adjacent to the university is Broadway Road with a shopping centre, post office and Laundromat.

Hampden St, Nedlands, a bustling street with several good cafes and restaurants.

Eating out at the Conference

A five minute walk from the UWA campus takes you to Broadway and Hampden Road. Both have numerous cafes, restaurants and eateries. Download the list of places to eat. To find your way along Broadway and Hampden Road, access the UWA interactive map.

UWA Cultural Precinct

The Cultural Precinct encompasses the arts and cultural activities of the University of Western Australia, showcasing the creative work of staff and students and opening a lens onto contemporary life.

The Cultural Precinct already hosts many cultural facilities, and there are plans to expand with a major development of new venues. Stage one will focus on Aboriginal culture and society, including a new home for the Berndt Museum of Anthropology.

The WINTERarts Program will be taking place during the Conference from 6 to 13 July 2011. Take the time to visit the Precinct.

Public Transport to UWA campus

For all public transperth information contact Transperth:

Phone: 13 62 13

Web: www.transperth.wa.gov.au


Train services from Perth to Fremantle (stopping at Subiaco) run approximately every 15 minutes .

All train services on Fremantle line stop at Subiaco and Claremont Stations. Connecting buses to UWA as per below:  

Buses to UWA  

From Perth city

Route 79

University of Western Australia to QE II Medical Centre

Runs every 15-20 minutes
Weekday only service

Route 102

Wellington St Bus Station - Cottesloe Station via Claremont Station
Weekday and weekend services

Services run every half hour

Route 103

East Perth - Fremantle Station via Stirling Hwy
Weekday and weekend services

Route 107  

Wellington St Bus Station - Fremantle Station via MosmanPark
Weekday services only

Services run every hour

Route 23

Services run every hour

Departs from Claremont train station or Esplanade bus port (Perth city)

Route 24
Departs from Claremont train station or Esplanade bus port (Perth city)
Weekday services only approximately every 30 minutes

From Subiaco

Route 97 (Subiaco Station – UWA)
Subiaco Station to UWA (Hackett Drive)
Weekday and weekend services

Services run approximately every 15 minutes

From Fremantle

Routes 98 and 99
From Fremantle to UWA via Claremont

Services approximately every 15 minutes

Route 103

East Perth - Fremantle Station via Stirling Hwy
Weekday and weekend services

Route 107  

Wellington St Bus Station - Fremantle Station via MosmanPark
Weekday services only

Services run every hour

Transport from the airport

Domestic Terminal

From the Domestic Terminals, the Transperth Bus # 37 departs for Perth city.  The bus stop is located in the bus lane at the front of the terminals.  Signage is in place to direct people.

The Connect Shuttle service also operates from the Domestic Terminals and costs from $15 pp (one way) into the city.  Taxis are also available 24 hours a day from the Domestic Terminals.

International Terminal

Option 1:

Taxis are available 24 hours a day at the International Terminal.  The taxi pick-up area is located at the eastern end of the terminal, just to the left of the Arrivals area once outside the main doors. 

Swan Taxis - +61 8 9422 2213 (Customer Service) - www.swantaxis.com.au  

Black & White Taxis - +61 8 9333 3322 (Administration) - www.bwtaxi.com.au  

Option 2:

Perth Airport provides the Connect Bus Shuttle Service which is available for passengers wishing to transfer into the city and some metro locations.  Please click on the following link for timetables and contact information:  http://www.perthairportconnect.com.au/pac/index.php.  The service does have a counter located at the International Terminal, however, this counter is not manned at all times, therefore pre-booking is recommended.  Prices start from $18 pp (one-way) for transfers into the city.

Option 3:

Unfortunately there are no Transperth services operating from the International Terminal, however, a service does operate from the Domestic Terminals.  If any delegates would like to use this service they must catch the Connect Bus to the Domestic Terminals ($8 pp) which will drop them at the front of the terminals where they just need to locate the bus stop and wait for the number 37 Transperth Bus which travels into Perth city.

Australian Electrical Plugs and Connections

Please ensure that you have the correct electrical adaptors to suit the Australian Type I exlectrical plug and sockets. For more details on this please go to Wikipedia.

Australian Electrical Socket and PlugThe Australian standard plug has an earthing pin and two flat pins forming a V-shape. There is an unearthed version of this plug as well, with just two flat V-aligned pins for double insulated appliances. The flat contacts measure 6.5 mm by 1.6 mm (0.256 by 0.063 in) and are set 30° to the vertical on a nominal pitch of 13.7 mm (0.539 in).

Australian and New Zealand wall sockets almost always have switches on them for extra safety, as in the UK.

There are several AS/NZS 3112 plug variants, including ones with larger pins and/or differently shaped ground pins used for devices drawing 15, 20, 25 and 32 amps. These sockets accept plugs of equal or of a lower current capacity, but not of higher capacity. For example, a 10 A plug will fit all sockets but a 20 A plug will fit only 20, 25 and 32 A outlets.