Perth’s $1.9bn international education industry is rapidly developing itself as unique education destination to the world. The third-most popular country to study in globally, with unique opportunities that are unfolding around Perth to cater to growing demand.
The University of Western Australia

Learn why Perth is the smartest investment decision

Recent developments within the City of Perth has created high density learning centres, university satellite campuses, co-working spaces and most recently new purpose-built student accommodation options.

The City of Perth forms part of the larger Australian powerhouse as the third most attractive student destination globally. Austrade estimates that the world is likely to have over one billion students actively seeking education and skills by 2025.

Australia is poised to overtake the United Kingdom as the second most popular destination in the world for international education and with four of Perth’s universities listed within the top 35 universities in Australia, Perth is well placed to capitalise on this every increasing market.

Every 3 international students in Western Australia generates approx. $114,000 of income for the Perth metropolitan economy and creates one FTE.

Philip Payne Executive Director, StudyPerth

Add to the developing Student Experience

The City of Perth is invested in developing a world-class student experience in collaboration with the State Government, StudyPerth and the education institutions to attract and retain international students in Perth. The development of the student experience is guided by evidence based research which highlights the areas that can be leveraged and further developed.

A number of strategic development sites across the City of Perth can benefit from additional supporting infrastructure, events and activations which translates to an opportunity for businesses wishing to expand into a growing market.

Student Accommodation Opportunities

Perth in 2019 welcomed approx. 1,300 new purpose-built student accommodation beds, creating new options for students wishing to locate within the heart of the city of Perth’s nightlife and cultural scene within the Stirling Street precinct. 

With an additional 1,700 purpose built student accommodation beds in the pipeline, the city is poised for substantial investment and additional education infrastructure as these developments take full advantage of being early investors in a growing new asset class for the city.

The City has undertaken preliminary research to identify what opportunities exist to complement services supporting student amenity and are able to facilitate introductions to current developments seeking partnership or tenancy opportunities.

We are here to support you and your business

The unprecedented levels of public and private investment have fuelled dramatic changes in Perth and there is no better time to establish or relocate your business here.

If you would like to find out more about how the City of Perth can assist you and your business, please contact us.

The Economic Development Team can provide the following services:

  • Guidance – Informing prospective operators about Perth.
  • Investment facilitation - Assisting investors to find suitable products in Perth.
  • A coordinated approach – Assisting prospective operators to navigate their way through government and guidance for the approvals process.
  • Making connections – Facilitating introductions to industry leads.
  • Funding – Grants and sponsorships are available.
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