Welcome to Western Australia
Western Australia covers 1/3 of Australia, covering an area of 2,646 million sq km. One-third of Australia’s landmass and equal to half the size of Europe. Perth is the capital city and is located in the southwest of the state.
Western Australia is known for its:
- the Outback
- Ningaloo Reef
- Rock formations such as The Pinnacles
- Flora and fauna
The tourist regions of Western Australia are:
Perth and surrounds
Margaret River and the South West
Exmouth and the Coral Coast
Broome and the North West
Esperence and the Golden Outback
Western Australia Accommodation
Western Australia has a range of accommodation to suit all types of travellers and budgets. Head to our Western Australia accommodation page for more information.
Getting to Western Australia
Western Australia is serviced by the major domestic carriers Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin.
You can fly direct to Broome from Brisbane, Darwin, Melbourne and Sydney.
Information from Perth Airport Website
Taxis are available from the entrance of all terminals at Perth Airport. it is a short 20-minute ride into Perth’s CBD. Price guide $40 – 50 each way.
There are dedicated rideshare pick-up bays within easy walking distance of each terminal. Simply follow the directions given in the app and terminal signage to the nearest rideshare pick-up bay.
To help us provide the infrastructure that supports rideshare activities across the Perth Airport estate, a $4 airport fee applies to all pick-ups at Perth Airport.”
Public Bus Routes
To and from T1/T2 precinct
Bus Route 380, fittingly named after the Airbus A380, has dedicated luggage rucks and runs daily between the Elizabeth Quay Bus Station in the Perth city centre and T1 and T2. It is a limited stops service with connections to other services available at:
- Elizabeth Quay Bus Station
- Victoria Park Transfer Station
- Burswood Train Station
- Belmont Forum Shopping Centre
Transperth SmartRider tickets can be purchased at Smarte Carte on the ground floor of Terminal 1.
To and from T3/T4 precinct
Bus Route 40 operates 7 days a week between Elizabeth Quay Bus Station and T3/T4 via Great Eastern Highway, offering the most direct route between Perth Airport and Perth City.”
Private Perth Airport Transfers
For information on private airport transfers click here
You can rent cars from Perth Airport or the city centre – full details here
If you are interested in renting a campervan click here for more details
When should you take our travel insurance? The time is when you pay for airline tickets, tours, hotels, transfers and activities. Click here for more details.
Western Australia Weather
The best time to visit Western Australia is in the spring and autumn months. Broome and the North West enters their wet season from Novemeber through to March when you can expect tropical storms and cyclones.
Public Holidays 2022
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
|New Year’s Day||Sat 1 January &
Mon 3 January
|Sun 1 January &
Mon 2 January
|Mon 1 January|
|Australia Day||Wed 26 January||Thurs 26 January||Fri 26 January|
|Labour Day||Mon 7 March||Mon 6 March||Mon 4 March|
|Good Friday||Fri 15 April||Fri 7 April||Fri 29 March|
|Easter Monday||Mon 18 April||Mon 10 April||Mon 1 April|
|ANZAC Day||Mon 25 April||Tue 25 April||Thurs 25 April|
|Western Australia Day||Mon 6 June||Mon 5 June||Mon 3 June|
|Queen’s Birthday *||Mon 26 September||Mon 25 September||Mon 30 September|
|Christmas Day||Sun 25 December & Tue 27 December||Mon 25 December||Wed 25 December|
|Boxing Day||Mon 26 December||Tue 26 December||Thurs 26 December|
Things to do in Western Australia