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Perth, Australia
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Perth is one of the few cities that I have lived in, currently living here now, however i'm keen as hell to get out. The city is without a doubt the most isolated in the world, the closest "world class" city is Melbourne and thats another 4 hours by air. Perth is also in the center of a huge Iron Ore mining boom, if you want work then this is a great place to be.

Notes

Australia has become highly regulated, you cannot do shots after midnight in most places, no glass in bars / pubs, venue lockouts ranging from midnight to 2 am, strange rules regarding entry into bars/clubs (only city i know that has clubs that DO NOT let you in with leather shoes? You must wear sneakers..)

Social standing in Perth is completely backwards to what you normally see everywhere else. The girls here and society seem to place a huge value on manual laborers, if you're like a tradesperson of any type you will live like a rockstar in this city.
Only place I have come across nightclubs that actually have a dress code for being "overdressed". Yes they will refuse entry if you're NOT wearing sneakers and a tshirt..

One word, Sausage Fest. Mining equals lots of bulky guys with tattoo's and the women lap it up. Average ratio when you go out is 3 guys to 1 girl.

The guys (& girls in many cases) like to fight, over anything. I have never seen so many police roaming the entertainment district at night anywhere else.


The Girls

My opinion is that they are the most average girls in Australia. Like most western countries the land whale is common.
Perth girls however are DTF and i'd go as far as saying they are rather slutty, not in a good way, there is no class at all.

Where To Stay

Stay in close to the city, Perth has sprawled out to cover about the same size as Los Angeles in area, but less than a quarter of the population.

Accomodation is very expensive, the mining boom means that most hotels are booked well in advance. A few backpackers exist around Northbridge (suburb just north of the city and within walking distance).

Hotel IBIS (Accor) - Decent and modern although budget, starts at $140 AUD a night.
Intercontinental Burswood Hotel - Only casino in Western Australia, very nice and very expensive. $200+ a night for a basic room.

Rental Accommodation - Hugely expensive, if you are planning on spending some time here, you are looking at circa $500 AUD a week for a 1 bed, 1 bath in the city.


Things to See & Do

Very little. The place has absolutely no culture at all.

Nice beaches exist and in the summer are full of talent. Cottesloe Beach would be the biggest. Sharks are a little bit of a problem at the moment, we get great whites all the time leading up to December

DayGame Spots

I would not waste your time unless you are at the beach.


Nightlife Spots

Air Nightclub - Northbridge
This is by far the best club in Perth, it has a semi aviation theme which is interesting. This is also the most classy club and attracts plenty of classy talent, my social circle here is good with both DJ's and management which helps.

The Clink - Fremantle
This is a little less known haunt in the port part of the city called fremantle. Its a refurbished underground prison and its quite a decent club. The 25+ year olds come here and its usually got some talented 25 - 35 y.o.

The Paramount - Northbridge
This is "bogan" central as referred to by the locals, if you like wearing your V necks, scoop t's and slutty women then this is the place for you. Even if you don't, still go here its almost a sure thing.. Game is simple, dance and grind, they are all keen.


Final Thoughts

Having lived here for quite some time now, I can say that I am over it. The money, work and business opportunities are endless but it does not offer the lifestyle of the other Australian cities such as Melbourne or Sydney.
10-25-2012, 03:57 AM
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RE: Perth, Australia
+1 for the data sheet, but it doe snot sounds like a place a successful player would ever go. Sad I mean, getting rejected at nightclubs for dressing with class? That is seriously some backwards shit.

However, if strapped for cash, the value in your report would be on how to get a work visa and a job in Aussie-town, and girls come secondary. Are you an Australian citizen?


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10-26-2012, 06:38 AM
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RE: Perth, Australia
is it true that Indians are heavily disliked in Australia? More so than any other developed country?

read about attacks on Indian students there
10-26-2012, 09:12 AM
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(10-26-2012, 09:12 AM)Confuclican Wrote: is it true that Indians are heavily disliked in Australia? More so than any other developed country?

read about attacks on Indian students there

Holy shit dude, I just signed up here half a week ago and already saw several post from you talking about race, even if it's completely out of context relative to the going thread. Then I did a search and this is, in fact, ALL you talk about. That's just bizarre.

10-26-2012, 06:55 PM
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I am an Aus citizen Mixx, but I also know heaps of migrants who have come on 457 visa's or working holidays.

If you are looking for quick money, fly in fly out up in the north west has you earning 6 figures for pretty average jobs (laboring, cleaning). Alot of the guys here have started to wise up and live in Bali or Thailand on the weeks they are not working. (you live in a camp for 3 or 4 weeks straight, working 6 days a week and then they fly you home for 2 or 3 weeks off depending on the job you do).

They do give 457 visa's for skilled work (you need a company to sponsor you pre visa). I would be checking the recruitment companies and websites.
http://www.hays.com.au
http://www.careerone.com.au
http://www.seek.com.au
http://www.skilled.com.au

Other than these the next option if you are younger is to go down the working holiday visa, they seem to give these out easily. Plenty of backpackers come here and work on their trips around the country.

I dont actually work in mining, but I started an aviation business 2 years ago that pretty much supports the industry, so I have a good idea what is going on around the place.

^ Keep in mind we are one of the highest taxed locations in the world, they will take between 30 - 46.5 percent of your income plus levy's for private health insurance etc.


As for the Indian thing, Australia is full of different nationalities, but in general different nationalities stick together. Australian girls however like jersey shore types, I would avoid them like the plague unless you fit that sterotype. (your not missing out on much, they are not that great).

I would agree with Mixx's comments, if you want to make some money that suits a travel lifestyle then this is a potentially very good location, work your 5-6 weeks straight and travel for your off weeks. Not many jobs give you a 2+ weeks holiday for every chunk of work.


10-26-2012, 09:08 PM
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RE: Perth, Australia
I worked in the mines for a year after school. The wages are not as good as everyone raves about. Don't get me wrong if you stick at it and know the right people you could be raking it in at a relatively young age.

But starting of as a general labourer the pay is normal pay per hour. With the high working hours it does add up.

Also as most of the mining companies pay for everything when working (apart from alcohol and cigarettes) the money saved is substantial.

Would not be 6 figure salary as a labourer or cleaner though.
10-27-2012, 10:15 PM
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If you haven't been around the world and to decent places for women i.e. eastern europe, central, northern europe... you will realise the place is a shit hole.

Perth has one of the worst male to female ratios in all of Australia due to its mining boom.
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Hi,

Lot of information about Perth, Australia. I lived in Melbourne and love this city. Perth is pretty far but I am shocked that its very expensive, 1 bed with bedspreads etc cost 500 AUD!!! Amazed me...
07-27-2015, 09:01 PM
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RE: Perth, Australia
I spent a few days in Perth back in August 2012, thought it was a cool place, didn't really run much game.

Wickham Retreat is a cheap place to stay, and the owner drops by to cook up a mean BBQ on the weekend. It is a bit removed from the main nightlife though. Met a Welsh dude living there between industrial electrician contracts in the mines. I think he's moved onto Bali now. Dude was 5'4" but could drink like a fish. Crowd runs younger, lots of foreigners looking for work.

King's Park is stunning, and was completely unknown to me. Great place for a walk about or picnic.

I also wandered into the Quit Targa West/Shannon's Classics on the Park auto event by chance. Great scene, not every day you get to see Vettes, GT-Rs, Porsches and classic Mustangs touching 100 mph on city streets:
http://www.targawest.com.au/

Little Creatures brewery in Fremantle is also well worth the trip, but they didn't really seem to have a bar when I was there. That could be a bit awkward for the solo traveler.

The AUD was at its strongest when I went, so draft pints were running $11 USD. I think a crap six-pack was something like $18 or so. Food was also very expensive. A steak sandwich at Little Creatures ran me $21 USD, and wasn't that impressive.

Overall there are lots of Brits, Irish, and Kiwis around looking for work. Lots of them like to go to the pubs and clubs to get pretty tuned up on the weekend, and they tend to get a bit aggressive. Not the most relaxing scene out there.
07-30-2015, 06:54 AM
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RE: Perth, Australia
All of you guys has shared nice views about Perth, Australia and excite my eager to go there and have fun. I really enjoyed to read this thread and know much about the Perth. Guys, Would you like to suggest me few famous hotels names where I can stay with my family? i hope there will be quick response from your side buddies!!
07-30-2015, 09:55 PM
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Thank you so much for this thread! I was wondering which state to live in Australia. I'm on visa 189 (PR). So I was choosing either Sydney or Perth. They recommended Perth as it is not yet too crowded so the possibility of getting a job will be high. How true is this please? Are there many casual jobs too for ladies?

08-04-2015, 05:10 PM
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Mirage! I really like the way you have shared such positive and informative stuff with all of us, and appreciate you for sharing this with all of us. Now let me just know that which sort of places you liked there the most., because i have never been to the place ever in my life. Maybe i'll came to know about something interesting from you.
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Perth and sydney are so bloody expensive.
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