Perth has undergone a once in a 100-year transformation by way of major capital developments and hospitality inventory, including the investment of major international hotel developers and hundreds of new food and beverage offerings.
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Read about recent activities in the tourism sector in Perth

  • Dreamtime 2019 Logo

    Perth Hosts Dreamtime 2019

    Perth has hosted 120 international business event planners and media at Dreamtime 2019, Tourism Australia’s business events incentive showcase, revealing Perth’s recent revitalisation.

  • Corrobboree West Logo 2019

    Aussie specialists thrilled at Corrobboree West

    Perth hosted Corrobboree West in October 2019, an annual Tourism Australia event. Frontline travel sellers from the UK, Germany, Italy, France, North America and New Zealand experienced a range of extraordinary travel experiences from creative and innovative Australian tourism operators.

  • Australian Tourism Exchange 2019 resounding success

    Australian Tourism Exchange 2019 resounding success

    The Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE), Australia’s largest annual travel and tourism business-to-business event, was held in Perth from 8-12 April 2019.

  • Forbes logo

    Forbes listed Perth in its Travel Guide’s 14 Top Destinations of 2019

    Forbes knows that there are exciting things happening Down Under, especially with the extended Western Australian Gourmet Escape, a 10-day culinary celebration. 

  • New York Times logo

    New York Times rated Perth in their "52 Places to Go in 2019" list

    Coming in at number 43, the US newspaper reports that "a decade-long development boom has supercharged Perth, a city long best known for its isolation on Australia's western coast."
  • Perth Optus Stadium

    Optus Stadium was named the 2018 Project of the Year at the world's leading stadium industry awards for stadiums around the world

    The prestigious award was Optus Stadium’s 27th award for the year.  They have been winning big at local, national and international awards in the tourism, architecture, catering, landscaping, design, building and construction sectors. 

"Every beach gives you a chance to take in Perth’s daily evening show – the sun plunging into the Indian Ocean" -BBC

Find out why Perth is winning big at the Australian Tourism Awards

Two Feet and a Heartbeat are a 2018 Australian Tourism Award winning business. See more here:
  • Ryan from Two feet and a heart beat

    Ryan, Two Feet and a Heartbeat

    Hear from Ryan about being an Australian Tourism Award winning business.

  • Ash from Street Eats

    Ash, Street Eats

    Hear from Ash and be introduced to the world of street food from Perth’s Street Eats Eatery.

  • Evan from Kakulas Brothers

    Evan, Kakulas Brothers

    Hear from Evan from Kakulas Brothers, established in Perth in 1929 and home to boutique grocery options.

  • Technology sector

    Jamie, Varnish

    Hear from Jamie and learn about what makes Varnish a successful business!

Aboriginal Tourism

Research shows there is a strong desire for more cultural tourism experiences in Perth. The City of Perth is responding by showing leadership in supporting Aboriginal tourism in the city and wider Perth metro area.

The City has extended its support for the Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC) through financial support of an 'export-ready' program titled the 'Aboriginal Tourism Export Initiative – Perth 2019'.

The 2019 initiative will build on previous Aboriginal tourism business development programs delivered by WAITOC in partnership with the City of Perth, Tourism WA and Indigenous Business Australia in 2017 and 2018.

The City of Perth's support complements the continued growth of Aboriginal tourism in Perth city and surrounding suburbs.

Robert Taylor, WAITOC

There’s a lot of visitors coming in through Perth and this makes WA very attractive and Perth the gateway to authentic Aboriginal tourism in Australia.

Robert Taylor


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.
  • Contact the City of Perth to make enquiries:
Mike McKenna

A destination that attracts people from right around Australia and the world.”

Mike McKenna

CEO, Optus Stadium

Kevin Brown

This is an exciting time for Perth Airport and Western Australia as Perth becomes Australia’s Western Hub.

Kevin Brown

CEO, Perth Airport

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