Life in Perth: Weather and Climate

No doubt you’ve heard about Perth’s sunny days and hot weather, endless hours spent at the beach or relaxing outside. We can’t lie though – sometimes it does rain in Perth, albeit rarely! We’ve compiled some of the best information on Perth temperature, the climate of Perth, and the seasons of Perth for your ease. We’ve also included some activities you might like to do in each season – so read on!

The iconic Perth boat shed on a clear day

Generally Speaking

Perth is in the southern hemisphere, so that means our seasons are mirrored to the northern hemisphere. OK – you probably already know that, but just remember that if you’re coming to Perth in June and expecting a hot summer! It’ll be winter in Australia, and although it doesn’t rain too much, you can expect a few gloomy days. We can’t have it all!

In the cooler months of May – September, you can expect around 110mm of average rainfall, with July being the wettest and coldest month of the year: with an average of 145mm rainfall and temperature of 18.4 degrees. On some days you’d hardly think it’s winter though, and you can even get away with going to the beach sometimes!

Summer though, is a different story. In Perth the weather really starts to heat up around November and stays warm until April. You won’t see much rain, with an average of 20mm in these months. It’ll get pretty hot though – with January being the hottest month of the year, the temperature averaging 32.3 degrees!

In the peak of summer, it’s not unusual to see temperatures over 40 degrees! Don’t worry though, there’s plenty to do and you’ll soon forget about the heat with all the fun you’re having. Make sure you keep reading for the best things to do depending on the weather in Perth!

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Arrange a Display Suite Viewing Today – Northbridge, Perth

With our first Perth property, The Boulevard, due to open in February 2019, our display suite gives you the first look into what makes our student accommodation renowned around the world! Students love to call us home so if you’d like to learn more about The Student Housing Company and our properties in Australia visit us at The Boulevard and you won’t be disappointed!

Why Visit Our Display Suite?

We love meeting students, and we’d love to learn about what you’re currently or thinking of studying!  Here are some of the reasons you should visit us:

  • Meet the team
  • Walk through a studio room and a 5/6 bedroom apartment
  • Learn about the award-winning student housing on offer

You can book your viewing online now!

Our colourful entrance is easy to spot! How many languages can you spot ‘hello’ in?
Our kitchen and dining area in the cluster apartment!

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A Premium Student Apartment – The Studio Apartment at The Boulevard

All our rooms and communal spaces at The Boulevard have been designed specifically to provide you with your best student experience. Located in Northbridge, you’ll be living in the cultural district of Perth and next to the city’s main shopping district. Students at The Boulevard are conveniently connected to all destinations and universities in the city with transport links around the corner and the Perth Central Train and Bus Station just a short walk away.

The Boulevard includes a range of room types, to ensure we accommodate for every kind of student. To help you get to know our rooms better we have created Room Editorials, giving you all the information you need to find the room at The Boulevard that suits you best.

 

About the Room

Looking for fun student accommodation that still lets you have some space to yourself? Well you’ve come to the right place because The Boulevard’s Studio Apartment offers students ultimate privacy and comfort in a modern, full furnished apartment. We’re talking your very own bathroom, floor-to-ceiling personal storage and your own private study area.

Our studio provides you with your own kitchen and study area!
Each studio comes with a comfy, double bed

Room Features

  • Fully furnished bedroom with double bed
  • 1 modern, ensuite bathroom
  • Contemporary, full equipped kitchen
  • Living area with TV
  • Dining area
  • Large storage spaces
  • Study area
  • Air-conditioning
  • Average apartment size of 18 sq.m.
  • Prices from $399 a week, all bills included

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Spacious and Accessible – The DDA Studio at The Boulevard

All our rooms and communal spaces at The Boulevard have been designed specifically to provide you with your best student experience. Located in Northbridge, you’ll be living in the cultural district of Perth and next to the city’s main shopping district. Students at The Boulevard are conveniently connected to all destinations and universities in the city with transport links around the corner and the Perth Central Train and Bus Station just a short walk away.

The Boulevard includes a range of room types, to ensure we accommodate for every kind of student. To help you get to know our rooms better we have created Room Editorials, giving you all the information you need to find the room at The Boulevard that suits you best.

 

About the Room

Our DDA studios are very generous in size. They are accessible for students with a disability and they meet the compliance standards of the Disability Discrimination Act in Australia. They have the same modern and stylish features of a studio, but with extra living and dining space and a large en-suite bathroom.

Enjoy a kitchen and dining area designed to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act

Room Features

  • Accessible for students with disabilities, in compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act
  • Spacious, fully furnished room
  • Large ensuite bathroom
  • Contemporary, full equipped kitchen
  • Living area with TV
  • Dining area
  • Large storage space
  • Study area
  • Air-conditioning
  • Average apartment size of 27 sq.m.
  • Prices from $399 a week, all bills included

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Extra Space and Privacy – The 5 Bedroom Ensuite Apartment at The Boulevard

All our rooms and communal spaces at The Boulevard have been designed specifically to provide you with your best student experience. Located in Northbridge, you’ll be living in the cultural district of Perth and next to the city’s main shopping district. Students at The Boulevard are conveniently connected to all destinations and universities in the city with transport links around the corner and the Perth Central Train and Bus Station just a short walk away.

The Boulevard includes a range of room types, to ensure we accommodate for every kind of student. To help you get to know our rooms better we have created Room Editorials, giving you all the information you need to find the room at The Boulevard that suits you best.

 

About the Room

This apartment is perfect for students who want to live in a communal apartment with other students, but still want to keep their bathroom space the way they like it. This modern apartment provides each student with their very own bathroom, so you’ll never have to wait to use the bathroom in the mornings before uni!

Enjoy a modern bathroom all to yourself in our 5 bedroom ensuite rooms!
Your bedroom with individual study area

 

Room Features

  • 5 fully furnished bedrooms
  • 5 ensuite, modern bathrooms
  • Individual study spaces
  • Contemporary, full equipped kitchen
  • Communal living area with TV
  • Communal dining area
  • Air-conditioning
  • Average apartment size of 105 sq.m.
  • Prices from $329 a week, all bills included

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Live with Mates – The 5 Bedroom Apartment at The Boulevard

All our rooms and communal spaces at The Boulevard have been designed specifically to provide you with your best student experience. Located in Northbridge, you’ll be living in the cultural district of Perth and next to the city’s main shopping district. Students at The Boulevard are conveniently connected to all destinations and universities in the city with transport links around the corner and the Perth Central Train and Bus Station just a short walk away.

The Boulevard includes a range of room types, to ensure we accommodate for every kind of student. To help you get to know our rooms better we have created Room Editorials, giving you all the information you need to find the room at The Boulevard that suits you best.

 

About the Room

This apartment is made for socialising and making new friends. If you like being around other students and enjoy cooking and hanging out with others, the 5 Bedroom Apartment would be a great match for you.

Each room comes with a double bed in the 5 bedroom apartments
The shared kitchen and dining area in a cluster apartment

Room Features

  • 5 fully furnished bedrooms with double beds
  • 2 modern bathrooms
  • Individual study spaces
  • Contemporary, full equipped kitchen
  • Communal living area with TV
  • Communal dining area
  • Air-conditioning
  • Average apartment size of 95 sq.m.
  • Prices from $299 a week, all bills included

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Social Student Living – The 6 Bedroom Apartment at The Boulevard

All our rooms and communal spaces at The Boulevard have been designed specifically to provide you with your best student experience. Located in Northbridge, you’ll be living in the cultural district of Perth and next to the city’s main shopping district. Students at The Boulevard are conveniently connected to all destinations and universities in the city with transport links around the corner and the Perth Central Train and Bus Station just a short walk away.

The Boulevard includes a range of room types, to ensure we accommodate for every kind of student. To help you get to know our rooms better we have created Room Editorials, giving you all the information you need to find the room at The Boulevard that suits you best.

 

About the Room

The 6 Bedroom Apartment is the largest apartment at The Boulevard. It has been designed to provide a social space for six people – sharing a kitchen, living and dining area with five others means your student experience will be a lot of fun!

The dining area and kitchen in a shared apartment
A shared apartment bedroom and study area

Room Features

  • 6 fully furnished bedrooms
  • 3 modern bathrooms
  • Individual study spaces
  • Contemporary, full equipped kitchen
  • Communal living area with TV
  • Communal dining area
  • Air-conditioning
  • Average apartment size of 110 sq.m.
  • Prices from $289 a week, all bills included

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Perfect for Two – The Twin Studio Apartment at The Boulevard

All our rooms and communal spaces at The Boulevard have been designed specifically to provide you with your best student experience. Located in Northbridge, you’ll be living in the cultural district of Perth and next to the city’s main shopping district. Students at The Boulevard are conveniently connected to all destinations and universities in the city with transport links around the corner and the Perth Central Train and Bus Station just a short walk away.

The Boulevard includes a range of room types, to ensure we accommodate for every kind of student. To help you get to know our rooms better we have created Room Editorials, giving you all the information you need to find the room at The Boulevard that suits you best.

 

About the Room

If you love the sound of our studios with all the modern features but are looking to save a little on the cost, read on to find out more about our Twin Studio – an efficiently planned studio apartment which has been designed to provide spacious living for two!

 

Room Features

  • 2 fully furnished bedrooms
  • 1 modern bathroom
  • Individual study spaces
  • Contemporary, full equipped kitchen
  • Communal living area with TV
  • Communal dining area
  • Air-conditioning
  • Average apartment size of 27 sq.m.
  • Prices from $239 a week, all bills included

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International Students in Australia: A Local’s Guide to Perth

Perth is a great place to live, work, and study – but like anywhere, there are certain things you should know before jumping straight in! Here’s our guide for international students to live like a local does in Perth.

London Court in the heart of the Perth CBD

Cost of living in Perth for international students

We all know how important money is and it can be difficult to estimate your living costs in a foreign city, but thankfully the Australian government has calculated some average living costs for international students in Australia. Of course, these costs will fluctuate from person to person, but it’s a good starting point to estimate your specific cost of living in Perth:
• Accommodation (housing and apartment rentals) – $165 to $440 per week
• Groceries and eating out – $80 to $280 per week
• Public transport – $15 to $55 per week
• Phone and internet – $15 to $55 per week
• Entertainment – $80 to $150 per week
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The best universities in Perth and why you should study there

So you’re looking to study in Perth? Good choice. Western Australia is known for its great weather, beaches, and laid-back people. It’s important you choose the right university though, especially for international students. Here’s our list of the top universities in Perth and what you might enjoy at each of them.

Distances and travel times to Perth’s universities from The Boulevard

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