Perth is conveniently located in the same time zone as 60 per cent of the world’s population, (+/- 2 hours). Known as the western gateway to Australia from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe, Perth has excellent international and domestic aviation access with a growing number of direct international flights, including Tokyo, Shanghai, Manila, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Dubai, Johannesburg, London and Auckland.
Perth is located on the banks of the Swan River (Derbarl Yerrigan) and has hectares of natural bushland in Kings Park which make it an excellent city to enjoy the outdoors and perfect for sightseeing. The city is easy to explore on foot, bike, bus, boat or segway!
There are many attractions and sights to see in the city and plenty of places to explore within the region.
Education in Western Australia
A world-class education, travel, lifestyle and employment destination – Western Australia’s capital city Perth is the ideal location for education providers and international student agents to meet, grow relationships and do business.
Perth has a long-standing relationship with the international education community. Pre COVID-19 the State welcomed more than 50,000 international students from more than 150 countries each year. Ongoing collaboration between, and investment from, the Western Australian Government, StudyPerth and the sector will ensure that Perth’s reputation as a high-quality international education destination continues to grow.
Perth is home to more than 125 high-quality, thought-leading organisations including schools, vocational colleges, pathway providers, English language schools and universities. Perth’s five universities are consistently ranked in the top 40 worldwide in many subjects, and top 30 in the world for best student mix.
The Australian Universities Exchange Fair Circuit
The Australian universities have planned their Exchange Fair Circuit to follow on from APAIE, starting with the local Perth universities before progressing around Australia. For those with Australian university partners, you can see information and the schedule here. Please direct all queries to the university/ies you are interested in visiting on the Circuit.
Living, studying and working in Perth
Quality and affordable student accommodation, excellent public transport and plentiful, well-paid part-time work is available to international students while they are studying in Perth. Enjoying a ‘regional city status’, Perth also offers opportunity for skilled migrants to stay and work longer in the state than other Australian cities.
In addition to the support that education institutions provide to enrolled international students, StudyPerth is committed to helping international students connect with Perth’s best education, life and work experiences by delivering a range of free education, employment, wellbeing and legal services, student events, as well as the ‘Student Hub’ – a dedicated space in the heart of Perth city for students to meet, study and socialise.
APAIE 2024 will take place at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC) which is conveniently located in the centre of Perth, on the banks of the Swan River, adjacent to Elizabeth Quay.
Perth has an abundance of hotels within varying walking distances of the PCEC or you can take any of the free city buses to get around. Special rates for APAIE 2024 delegates are available at select hotels. To secure these special rates, you must book through the official APAIE 2024 conference organiser, The Conference Company. See our accommodation page to book your hotel.