Perth is Australia’s fourth largest city, with a population of some 1.5 million people. It is the capital of the State of Western Australia and lies on the banks of the Swan River. Perth has the sophistication of a big city, with fine shops, restaurants, and sporting and cultural facilities, yet it also offers a clean, safe, and friendly environment to live in. Perth is a beautiful well-planned city, with magnificent waterways, golden sand, surfing and swimming beaches along the coast, and an extremely pleasant all year round Mediterranean like climate.
On the far west coast of Australia, Perth is one of the world’s most liveable cities. Unmarred by smog or pollution and with an average of eight hours of sunshine every day, it is home base for the West’s enormous mineral and energy projects. For sailing, swimming, snorkelling or just soaking up the sun, there are few places on earth like Perth. From overseas Perth can be reached by regular international air services. And from the rest of Australia by domestic flights or by bus or train. Perth is a multicultural city and has a variety of stores which cater to people from many different countries. There are also a number of excellent markets located throughout the city.
Perth’s hottest month is February with an average maximum temperature of 30C and a minimum of 19C. The coolest month is July having an average maximum of 18C and minimum of 9C. Perth has a perfect climate for outdoor activities and living much of the year. For more information on living in Perth see these websites: http://wa.gov.au/governmentservices/aboutwa, http://www.tourism.wa.gov.au
Living at Perth Bible College provides you with the convenience of having a large shopping centre (over 140 shops), excellent public beaches, a golf course, and access to public transport, all within easy walking distance from your front door. Living on site will give you the added advantage of having a fully furnished unit at a relatively low cost, complete with gas and electricity already connected, and a safe environment and play area for children.
The college has 24 self-contained units for student accommodation. A single student living on campus should be able to manage on around $1500 per month. A family living on campus at PBC could manage to live on around $2000-$2500 per month. These figures would include general living costs, and exclude course costs, books etc, schooling of children, and do not allow for extras like running a vehicle. Children are required to attend school from year 1. Obviously, costs vary for each individual situation (for Immigration finance requirements visit https://seekvisa.com.au/student-visa-financial-capacity-requirements/). While holding a student visa you are permitted to work up to 20 hours a week during semester time and full-time during the holidays to supplement your income.
Public schooling is close by, with the primary school only being a short walk away from the College. All children from the age of 6 must be enrolled in a primary school. Secondary school begins at age 12 or 13. All children enrolled at a government or non-government (private) school will be required to pay full school fees. Please visit https://www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/your-study-options/study-at-school/school-tuition-fees for current information on children and education.
To live in Perth is to have all the advantages of city life without feeling like you are in a large city.