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    Learn English at a world
    top 100 University

    The Centre for English Language Teaching

    PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

    UWA CELT

     
  • Welcome
    to
    UWA CELT

    Student Testimonials

    Director’s Welcome

    About UWA CELT

    Pathways to a UWA Degree

    English Language Courses

    Study Tours

    Student Activities & Excursions

    Living in Perth

    How to Apply & Key Dates

    In This Guide

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  • About
    UWA CELT

    UWA International Student Experience

    UWA CELT is one of the best places to learn English. We have nearly 30 years of experience helping students improve their English and prepare for university studies.

    Student Life

    Teaching Staff

    Facilities & Services

    Length of Courses

    Class Sizes & Times

    UWA CELT Achievements

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • The UWA Centre for English Language Teaching offers two ways, or pathways to improve English language proficiency to the level required by the University for entry into its undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

    Pathways
    to a
    UWA Degree

    BC Sample Timetables

    Bridging Course (BC)

    English for
    Academic Purpose (EAP)

    An interview with Brazilian engineering student Jessica

     
     
     
     
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    UWA CELT offers different courses from beginner to advanced to help you develop your language proficiency. So, choosing a program is about what you are hoping to achieve whilst studying at UWA CELT.

    English
    Language
    Courses

    General English

    English for
    Academic Purposes

    Examination Preparation

    Sample Timetables

    Course Progression Chart

    UWA CELT Student from Brazil - Rafaela

     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Study Tours

    UWA CELT Study Tours

    More Information

    Examples of Study Tours

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    Studying overseas at an international university is about more than just classes. It is about discovering a new culture, meeting new people, establishing an international network and having fun.

    Student
    Life
    at UWA

    Activities & Excursions

    UWA Sport

    Student Testimonials

     
     
     
  • Living
    in
    Perth

    Our Location

    Finding Your Home From Home

    Western Australia

    The City of Perth

    Study Perth

    Perth Investment

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    How
    to
    Apply

    Online Application

    Click Here

    Steps to Apply

    Click Here

    If you want to study at The University of Western Australia’s Centre for English Language Teaching, here are some steps to make applying easier.

     
     
  • Set yourself apart with UWA qualifications

    Email: marketing-celt@uwa.edu.au

    Telephone: +61 8 6488 3539

    www.celt.uwa.edu.au

    Pursue impossible

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • Callum Cowell
    Director
    and the team at UWA CELT

    Dear prospective student,

    We’re delighted that you are thinking of studying English at The University of Western Australia’s Centre for English Language Teaching (UWA CELT).

    English has definitely become the linking language of the world. English helps us make friends and do business with people from countries across the globe. At UWA CELT, we want to give you the language skills needed to communicate effectively with speakers of English across the breadth of the international community.

    In this brochure you will find information about Perth as well as UWA CELT’s programs and services: information to help you make the best choice for you.

    We look forward to welcoming you to UWA, to helping you develop your English ability and cultural knowledge so you can have fun, enjoy Perth, make new friends and be successful in your future.

    Director’s
    Welcome

  • Student Testimonials

    I am currently completing a Master’s degree of Engineering in Oil and Gas by coursework at UWA, and I completed my ten-week Bridging Course through UWA CELT.

    By doing the Bridging Course, I learned other required qualities for my current study, for instance, giving a presentation in English, writing an academic essay and conducting research independently. Those qualities are constantly used in my Master’s course.

    The greatest challenge for many international students, actually, is not English, but to alter their point of view towards academic study. The Bridging Course offered a tremendous help in adapting to study at UWA.

    The Bridging Course enhanced my academic skills and gave me an understanding of Australian culture. The course has a well-organised curriculum combined with the best teaching methods and is designed to help students going into various academic fields at the University.

    During my studies, I had a lot of support from friendly and qualified teachers, as well as knowledgeable and experienced student advisors. UWA CELT has equipped me with the English proficiency and skills to commence my PhD in Social Sciences and Cultural Studies at UWA and for my future life.

    UWA Centre for English Language Teaching (UWA CELT) exceeded my highly set goals and expectations. I started with General English and will soon complete the Bridging course, with my English language skills improving significantly. I look forward to commencing the UWA Master in Infectious Diseases course.

    We chose UWA CELT because it belongs to the University of Western Australia so we believe that UWA CELT will provide the best education system. When we started the course, we were very impressed with the teachers and friends, also the way of teaching. Furthermore, we can meet friends from all over the world such as Japan, Brazil, France, Italy, Saudi-Arabia, Colombia and Korea.

    Kanokpit Rungroj (Jan) & Pakjira Sataneegun (Pop)
    Thailand

    My reason for studying English at UWA CELT is to give myself more opportunities in the future for a better job. The things that I enjoyed most at UWA CELT would be the classes which were interesting. The workshops and activities were also a lot of fun, especially the original aboribional inspired art; we also got a chance to practice our coversational English while doing this activity.

    Urban Transport Planner (Engineer)

    Diana Ortega
    Colombia

    I completed the 20-week BC course at UWA CELT in 2015 and am currently studying the Master of Translation Studies at UWA. It is a really useful and practical course. I acquired skills such as notetaking, paraphrasing, summarising and academic writing. These skills are necessary for your degree course and I would recommend the Bridging Course to any student!

    Bridging Course Graduate currently enrolled in UWA’s Masters of Translation Studies

    At UWA CELT, I did not only improve my English proficiency but it did so much more. It developed my knowledge of different academic fields, such as globalization, global warming, and world poverty etc. Plus, it provided academic skills training such as debate, seminar, presentation, and so on.

    UWA CELT has prepared me for the future challenges in UWA, I’m glad to say it was great to be part of
    the UWA CELT family.

    Monica Wang (right)China

    Gabriel Hung
    Taiwan

    I chose UWA CELT because next year I will study at the University of Western Australia for my bachelor degree, so the best option for me was to come to CELT. Here we are like a huge family, we’re very close to each other. Every day you meet new people and you make new friends. The teachers are very open-minded and they care about you, they care about your progress, what you’re doing and if you’re doing alright in your private life as well.

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    I chose to study in Perth because I know that this is a really good city and it’s closer to Bali, close to my home country. I did some research about UWA CELT before coming here, I saw that this is the best one in Perth, so I chose this school. I love everything about UWA CELT. The activities, the people, the environment, everything is amazing.

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    My name is Tina and I recently studied General English and I am now in the Bridging Course at UWA CELT. These courses are extremely useful to develop my English skills in many aspects and adapt to the Australian academic culture. In addition, all the staff in CELT are always willing to help and the students can feel free to ask any questions to them. I will be studying the Master of Science Communication at UWA. Perth is a friendly city with a relaxing atmosphere and the people are kind. I have a wonderful experience living in Perth and learning at The University of Western Australia. I am really grateful for the opportunity to live and study in Perth.

    I have recently completed an IELTS Examination Preparation course and will continue on to English for Academic Purposes course. It’s very good because I am gaining skills that are required at university. The experience living and studying in Perth is completely different from my country, I learn quicker by talking to my classmates. After graduating from UWA CELT, I am going to study business or science at UWA. Learning in a place that is developing rapidly like Perth is very interesting as you can have several options for your career. If you want to improve your English, UWA CELT is undoubtedly the best option for you.

    Roxane
    Reunion Island

    Ode
    Indonesia

    Tina
    Taiwan

    Victor
    Japan

    Victoria Figueroa Bustos
    Venuezeula

    Changzhi Bai (George)
    China

    To begin, I would like to say thank you UWA! Because now my dreams are coming true! I would like to say people can pursue the impossible! The Bridging Course helped me to improve not only my English skills, but also my life.

    Ali Sirwan Abdulkarim
    Iraq - Kurdistan Region

    Sanja Simeunovic
    Bosnia & Herzegovina

     
     
  • UWA CELT Achievements

    Oxford University Press
    Australian Publisher’s Award

    Our teachers Melissa Garnsworthy, Kathy Shiels and Jenny Robinson won the Oxford University Press Australian Publisher’s Award for developing and publishing a series of text books for adults learning English in Australasia.

    Oxford University Press

    Our teachers Louisa Chawhan and Janelle Tholet developed and published a series of IELTS course books for adults learning English.

    UWA CELT’s
    Bridging Course

    Our Bridging Course has achieved the NEAS Premium Product Endorsement.

    University of Cambridge
    Action Research Award

    Our teachers Jessica Cobley (left) and Becky Steven (centre) won the University of Cambridge Action Research Award for their research in the best way of developing oral fluency. The outcome was the use of ground-breaking technology
    in class.

    Achievements

    UWA is an internationally recognised university.

    in Western Australia
    (ARWU 2015)

    Ranked

    91st

    in the world and

    1st

    1st

    in Australia and

    in the world for Life and Agricultural Sciences (ARWU 2015)

    24th

    Become the best.

    in the world

    3rd

    in Australia and

    49th

    for graduate employability
    (QS 2016)

    Globally connected

    4000+

    international students from

    109+

    countries

    109,000+

    graduates,

    40,000

    of which live overseas across

    100

    different countries

    Globally recognised course structure

    for Agriculture, Earth and Marine Sciences, Mining Engineering and Psychology
    (QS 2016)

    35

    Top

    Ranked in the world’s

    for research, teaching, internationalisation, innovation, employability, facilities, and inclusiveness (QS Stars University Ratings)

    Aligned with the leading European, Asian, and North American universities

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    All UWA CELT courses run for five weeks except for the Bridging Courses, details as follows:

    Bridging Course

    Module 1

    Module 2

    10 week block

    10 week block

    20 hours per week

    25 hours per week

    5 week blocks

    20 hours per week

    English Language
    Courses

    Length of
    Courses

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    Teachers at UWA CELT are highly qualified and experienced professionals.

    Our teachers have:

    • Postgraduate qualifications

    • Qualifications in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages(TESOL) or CELTA

    • Extensive experience teaching in Australia and internationally

    • Experience in IELTS

    Teaching
    Staff

  • Class Sizes
    & Times

    Class sizes

    Class sizes are small at UWA CELT with the average class having 14 students.

    Class times

    UWA CELT runs dual timetables for our English Language courses, including:

    • General English

    • English for Academic Purposes

    • IELTS Examination Preparation Course

    The English Language Courses and the Bridging Course (Module 1) is a
    20-hour per week program
    . Students will be placed in the most appropriate level.


    Monday to Friday

    Monday to Thursday

    Friday

    The Bridging Course (Module 2) is a 25-hour per week program:

    OR

    EITHER

    Morning session

    8.30am – 10.30am

    Break

    10.30am – 10.45am

    10.45am – 12.45pm

    Afternoon session

    1.00pm – 3.00pm

    Break

    3.00pm – 3.15pm

    3.15pm – 5.15pm

    Morning session

    8.30am – 10.30am

    Break

    10.30am – 10.45am

    10.45am – 12.45pm

    Morning session

    8.30am – 10.30am

    Break

    10.30am – 10.45am

    10.45am – 12.45pm

    Break

    12.45pm – 1.30pm

    1.30pm – 2.45pm

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    Facilities & Services

    UWA has exceptional facilities and excellent support services for students. The University values the diversity that international students add to the life of the campus and city.

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    Student
    Life

    As a UWA student you can expect to be stretched intellectually as you interact with some of the country’s leading researchers and teachers, while at the same time making friends with other students from around Australia and the globe.

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    BC Sample Timetables

    Students unable to meet the Bridging Course entry requirements have the option of improving their English competency by starting with a General English, or English for Academic Purposes course at UWA CELT.

    Module 1 · Afternoon Program · 20 hour program per week

    Time

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    1pm - 3pm

    Student Seminar 1

    1.00pm - 1.30pm


    Speaking

    Talking about Global Issues

    Student Seminar 2

    1.00pm - 1.30pm


    Analytical Reading

    Reading Chapters in textbooks

    Student Seminar 3

    1.00pm - 1.30pm


    Speaking

    Talking about Global Issues

    Study and Research Skills



    Referencing

    Paraphrasing
    Summarising practice

    Speaking



    Presentation skills

    Presentation practice

    3.15pm
    - 5.15pm

    Listening skills

    Listening practice

    Writing a summary

    Integrated skills

    Reading practice

    Grammar/Writing

    Reporting verbs

    Module 2 · Sample timetable · 25 hour program per week

    Time

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    8.30am
    - 10.30am

    Student Seminar 1

    8.00am - 9.00am


    Speaking

    Talking about Global Issues

    Student Seminar 2

    8.00am - 9.00am


    Analytical Reading

    Reading Chapters in textbooks

    Student Seminar 3

    8.00am - 9.00am


    Speaking

    Talking about Global Issues

    Study and Research Skills



    Writing a hypothesis

    Critical thinking lecture

    10.45am
    - 12.45pm

    Listening skills

    Listening practice

    Paraphrasing skills

    Paraphrasing practice

    Integrated skills

    Preparing for research paper

    Speaking

    Formal debate on global issues and gender

    1.30pm
    - 2.45pm

    Reading

    Text types and rhetorical patterns

    Reading

    Topic, purpose, audience and tone

    Grammar/Writing
    Reporting verbs

    Speaking

    Short presentations

    Independent study

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    Bridging
    Course

    The following progression chart shows UWA CELT’s courses and levels, and the average number of weeks of study required. It also provides an approximate correlation between the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) levels and UWA CELT’s levels of study. It is important to note that progression through the levels at UWA CELT is approximate and based on the average English language learner.

    Course Progression Chart

    Entry Requirements

    Requirement

    20-week program

    10 week program

    IELTS

    5.5 with no band score below 5.0

    6.0 with no band score below 5.5*

    Pearson Test of English (Academic)

    49 overall with no individual score below 42

    54 overall with no individual score below 54

    UWA CELT General English

    Upper-intermediate with a minimum of 70% (no individual skill below 60%)

    Pre-advanced with a minimum of 69% (no individual skill below 65%)

    UWA CELT English for Academic Purposes

    Minimum of 60%
    (no individual skill below 55%)

    Minimum of 69%
    (no individual skill below 65%)

     
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    English for Academic Purposes + IELTS examination

    English for
    Academic
    Purposes

    An alternative pathway for university entrance is also available through our English for Academic Purposes program, together with preparation for the IELTS examination.

    Students intending to sit the IELTS Examination can do so at the UWA IELTS
    Test Centre.

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  • UWA CELT runs dual timetables for our English Language programs, including:

    • General English

    • English for Academic Purposes

    • IELTS Examination Preparation Courses

    Students will either study a morning program from 8:30am to 12:45pm, or an afternoon program from 1:00pm to 5:15pm. Students do not need to identify which timetable they would like to enrol in. The Centre will place students in the most appropriate timetable based on their level of English and general demand.

    Sample Timetables

    Morning Program

    Afternoon Program

     
     
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    Time

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    8.30am - 10.30am

    Vocabulary
    development through exploration of weekly theme

    Grammar & usage
    development and accuracy

    Reading skills
    strategies for developing effective reading skills

    Integrated skills
    Online project work

    Integrated skills with focus on development of grammar & usage and writing skills

    10.45am - 12.45pm

    Listening skills
    integrated skills with a focus on strategies for developing listening comprehension

    Speaking skills
    strategies for developing clarity and fluency

    Writing skills
    development of skills in the writing process

    Integrated skills with focus on development of vocabulary and reading skills

    Integrated skills
    practice with focus on oral and aural communication

    Morning Program

  • Afternoon Program

     

    Time

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    1.00pm - 3.00pm

    Vocabulary
    development through exploration of weekly theme

    Grammar & usage
    development and accuracy

    Reading skills
    strategies for developing effective reading skills

    Integrated skills
    Online project work

    Integrated skills with focus on development of grammar & usage and writing skills

    3.15pm - 5.15pm

    Listening skills
    integrated skills with a focus on strategies for developing listening comprehension

    Speaking skills
    strategies for developing clarity and fluency

    Writing skills
    development of skills in the writing process

    Integrated skills with focus on development of vocabulary and reading skills

    Integrated skills
    practice with focus on oral and aural communication

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    General
    English

    General English at UWA

    Length of course: From 5 to 15 weeks
    Intake period: 9 intakes per year
    Mode of study: 20 hours per week
    Levels offered: Elementary to advanced

    General English classes are for learners who wish to improve their ability to communicate in English. These classes are also a pathway to all other English language programs at UWA.

     
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    English for
    Academic
    Purposes

    English for Academic Purposes at UWA

    English for Academic Purposes classes are for learners who want to develop their English language ability in preparation for tertiary studies in an
    English-speaking country.

    Length of course: From 5 to 10 weeks
    Intake period: 9 intakes per year
    Mode of study: 20 hours per week
    Levels offered: Upper-intermediate to advanced

     
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    IELTS Examination Preparation

    UWA CELT delivers preparation courses for the internationally recognised International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination. There are five terms per year for the intensive 20-hour per week course.

    In addition, UWA CELT delivers part-time IELTS Intensive one-week or
    four-week evening courses throughout the year.

    Students wishing to take the IELTS test will be able to register and sit the exam at the UWA IELTS Test Centre at Nedlands campus.

    Length of course: From 5 to 10 weeks
    Intake period: 6 intakes each year
    Mode of study: 20 hours per week
    Levels offered: Upper-intermediate

    Examination
    Preparation

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    Examples of
    Study Tours

    International students come to UWA for study tours for a variety of reasons. They may not have travelled outside their country before or ever been to Australia. They may want to experience world-class education in a beautiful setting; or wish to see exotic animals like the kangaroo, koala and quokka up close.

    Science Study Tour

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    English & Australian Culture

    Academic English

    Tertiary Study Skills

    TESOL Professional Development

    English for Special Purposes

    Academic English
    + School of Business

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Activities
    &
    Excursions

    UWA CELT run a wide variety of on and off campus student social activities and excursions.

    Students get opportunities to visit various locations in Perth and explore the city they live in. Students practice their conversation and listening skills as well as make life-long friends.

    For current activities, refer to our                    Facebook page

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    UWA Sport

    Whether you play sport to stay active or to socialise with friends, you can ‘find your fit’ at one of UWA’s many sporting facilities.

    Become a member of UWA Sports and receive discounts on a wide range
    of services:

    • Get your friends together and play some sports

    • Options include 1 day competitions to 13 week season, twice a year

    • Choose from basketball, dodgeball, futsal, netball, touch, volleyball etc.

    • Courses run between 5-7 weeks, 7 times a year

    • Choose from a wide range of health, fitness, leadership, sports and watersports activities including pilates, yoga, hip hop, salsa and much more

    • 50+ Group fitness classes

    • High performance room

    • Circuit room

    • Interactive rowing zone

    • 120+ cardio and resistance weight machines

    • Court hire included

    • This facility is equipped with 3 heated pools, qualified lifeguards and a range of different programs that you can enjoy at your own leisure throughout the week.

    • Competitions are a perfect way to have fun and get fit while hanging out with your friends, classmates and workmates.

    • A range of tours are offered that will allow you to experience Western Australia in an exclusive, safe and friendly environment alongside your peers.

    • Indoor and outdoor courts including: badminton, basketball, indoor soccer, squash, tennis and volleyball.

    Social Sports

    Recreate® Courses

    Fitness Centre

    Aquatic Centre

    Social Sports Competitions

    Tours

    Court Hire

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  • The UWA Housing Office provides useful information about the different types of accommodation available, and offers advice to international students.

    UWA accommodation

    Finding Your
    Home From
    Home

    This accommodation is best for students who want to experience Australian family life and have the support of an English speaking family. Homestay families are located throughout the metropolitan area and students may need to take public transport to UWA. Students share meals and facilities with the host family but have their own private bedroom.

    Note: private shared accommodation is advertised locally on the student notice boards by current students.

    Homestay accommodation

    Living with a family

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    Our location

     
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    The City of Perth

    Perth offers an inspiring study environment with sunny weather, a relaxed outdoor environment and beautiful natural scenery. For several years in a row, Perth has been recognised as one of the top 10 most liveable cities in the world.

    People from across the world are drawn to Western Australia. Our State has become the most culturally diverse, with around 30 per cent of the population born elsewhere and over 170 nationalities represented across the community.

    Perth is a popular destination for international students as it offers a stimulating study environment that shares the same time zone with 60 per cent of the world’s population. It is also only a few hours’ flight time to several Asian cities, making it easy to keep in touch with family and friends.

    Perth Weather

    References

    Fast Facts

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  • References

    1. A Summary of the Liveability Ranking and Overview, August 2015, Economist Intelligence Unit

    2. Celebrate WA Annual Report 2014, accessed April 2016, celebratewa.com.au

    3. City of Perth, accessed April 2016 perth.wa.gov.au

    4. QS Best Student Cities 2016, accessed April 2016, topuniversities.com/city-rankings/2016

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    Perth Weather

    Perth’s climate is mild and pleasant with warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters.

    Summer

    (Dec - Feb)

    20°- 32°C

    Autumn

    (Mar - May)

    12°- 25°C

    Winter

    (Jun - Aug)

    8°- 18°C

    Spring

    (Sep - Nov)

    10°- 22°C

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    Population: 2.02 million

    Time zone: GMT +8 hours

    Language: English

    Government: Democratic

    Religion: Complete religious freedom

    Currency: Australian dollar ($AUD)

    Students in Perth get 40% off public transport costs
    Perth is the most affordable city in Australia

    Fast Facts

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    Western
    Australia

    Western Australia covers one-third of the Australian continent. Spanning over 2.5 million square kilometres (1 million square miles), Western Australia extends into two different climatic zones. When it is warm and dry in the north of the State, it is cool and wet in the south. Bordered largely by desert to the east, Western Australia is bounded by 12,500 kilometres (7813 miles) of the world’s most pristine coastline to the west.

    Western Australia is a land blessed with some of the world’s most precious natural phenomena including the dolphins of Monkey Mia, the
    350-million-year-old Bungle Bungle range and the towering karri forests of the South West. Venture beyond Perth to see a vast country of big experiences.

    Immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture. Get up close and personal with the unique flora and fauna of Australia. Situated in the far north is the Kimberly region, an ancient landform of rugged ranges with deep, spectacular gorges and pristine sandy beaches.

    The Pilbara region is the heartland of Western Australia and offers thrilling adventure and ecotourism opportunities. The north is contrasted by the natural forests and vineyards of the South West.

    Wherever you go, the memories will last forever.