Perth is the capital city of the state of Western Australia, and has the fourth largest population in the country. It is located on the Swan River, between the Darling Ranges and the Indian Ocean, with its suburbs stretching along 125 kilometres of coastline. Crystal clear water and white sand beaches line the coast of Western Australia, while the nearby Outback offers another breathtaking experience.
Perth has more of a suburban feel than the other major cities in Australia, with its sprawling layout. The universities in Perth are not located in the relatively small city centre, and thus students typically choose to live in the area that is local to their school. Public transport is an option, though many students opt to walk or cycle on the many paths that make this city well suited to an outdoor lifestyle. While Perth is one of the most isolated major cities in the world, situated closer to Jakarta, Indonesia than Sydney or Brisbane, it also offers Asian students the opportunity to easily fly home on school breaks.