Perth Skyline

Future Perth

Vibrant, connected, progressive; a friendly and beautiful place to be.

The Capital of Western Australia

Perth City is the capital city of Western Australia which is home to 2.6 million people and attracts an estimated 2.24 million visitors from interstate and overseas each year (March 2016).

Perth City lies at the heart of Greater Perth which is home to just over 2 million people or 77% of the State’s population. This is forecast to grow to 2.9 million people by 2031 and 3.5 million people by 2050 becoming the 3rd largest city in Australia after Sydney and Melbourne.

City Snapshot


  • Residents24244
  • Businesses14000
  • Workers134000
  • Daily visitors230000

A look back at our city's development