Perth Walkabout August Monthly Wrap


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The Perth Walkabout Monthly Wrap is published at the end of each month to provide a snapshot of articles that hit the headlines in the last 4 weeks.

Here is Perth Walkabout's Monthly Wrap for the month of August:

Work and Travel in Australia – Office Culture, Beer O’Clock and More

If you’re planning to work in Australia either temporarily or permanently, you’ll want to familiarise yourself with the Australian work culture. Some people will find it similar to previous work environments they’ve experienced, while others will find things very foreign. The type of work you do will influence the type of atmosphere you experience to a degree, but the general basics of the work culture will be the same.

My partner and I worked several different jobs while travelling around Australia with the majority of our work being in Perth.

Specialty Perth Bookshops – Get your Geek on in Perth!

To paraphrase Kermit the Frog, it’s not that easy being geeky. But if you’re new to Perth... or you’ve just developed an interest in speculative fiction or anime or tabletop games that your friends don’t quite get, never fear – there are places for you.

Specialist Shopping in the CBD

These shops are easily accessible in the city so you can live long and prosper (and pick up some cool stuff) today!

If you’re looking for science fiction and fantasy books in Perth, it’s hard to go past White Dwarf Books and Fantastic Planet.

West Perth Mixes It Up in the Inner City

West Perth is a suburb located just a heart beat away from the inner city centre of Perth that is often overlooked by visitors but has plenty to offer if you care to get up close and personal.

It is home to an eclectic mix of businesses ranging from medical specialists to mining and commerce, swanky high-rise residential apartments and restaurants and retail outlets. It is bordered by Perth, North Perth, Subiaco, Northbridge, Leederville, West Leederville and Perth’s stunning Kings Park.

Travel Western Australia – An Adventure from the Top End to Perth

Many travellers who fly to Perth often comment how they would love to travel Western Australia to see more of the State, but everything is so far that the thought of driving there and back in a short amount of time puts them off the idea. If you are one of those travellers, instead of making it a round trip consider making a one way exploration either coming or going from Perth.

The Lowdown on Schooling in Perth

The Western Australian education system can be a complex beast to understand, particularly if you have just arrived in Perth from overseas or interstate.

The main reason is that the name given to the age-specific year levels is different to what you will find in other countries and even differs from other states within Australia.

One thing that does remain constant across Australia is that the school year runs parallel with the calendar year with most schools starting in late January or early February and finishing in December.  The large summer break is over the Christmas holiday period.

Beautiful Busselton – Top Attraction Wins by Miles

Busselton is a beautiful seaside town located approximately 220 kilometres from Perth, and is a fantastic destination for a get away down south.

Getting to Busselton is a fairly straight forward route – an easy three hour drive starting off along the Kwinana Highway, and on to the new Bunbury Bypass which has shaved a few more minutes off the journey. 

Your first port of call when arriving in Busselton should be the Visitor Centre at 38 Peel Terrace. You can’t miss it – it's well signposted and located in a modern building with ample parking alongside the main road leading into town.

Here are some highlights of Busselton to check out on your next visit:

Working Holiday in Perth – The Essentials

Working Holidays are a great way to extend your travels beyond the limitations of your pre-trip savings by allowing you to legally work in Australia. Many travellers find it easier in terms of finding jobs and exploring the country to have one full-time employment for up to six months. Some prefer to do this at the beginning of their trip so they can stock up on funds and budget accordingly the rest of their time, while other would rather use it to replenish their depleted funds in the middle or end of their trip. No matter when you choose to work during your trip, you will need to take care of a few technical details in order to work.


Stay tuned to Perth Walkabout to explore our beautiful city of Perth.


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