• Perth the capital city of Western Australia, is the most isolated capital city in the world.
• Perth Is the sunniest capital city in the world, with an average 8 hours per day sunshine 365 days per year.
• Western Australia has the greatest concentration of Aboriginal art in the world at the Burrup Peninsula, Dampier. There are more than 10,000 ancient rock engravings, some dating back 10,000 years.
• Australia is the driest continent in the world.
• Perth is also the capital city in the world with the most consistent wind with the welcome breeze of the 'Fremantle Doctor' arriving to cool down beach goers between 12pm
3 pm virtually every day of the year.
• The Area just North of Perth is the premier spot in the world for Sail Boarding - Wind Surfing.
• Perth has the largest inner city park in the world, Kings Park,
bigger than even New Yorks Central Park it was also the first park to be designated for public use in Australia in 1872 and host to Australia's largest wild flower show and exhibition.
• Western Australia has the largest privately owned railway in the world.
• Perth is the only city in the world where
can land in the central business district.
• Perth has the highest population per capita of self made millionaires in the world.
• Western Australia is the richest plot of land in the world for natural mineral wealth.
• Western Australia's
is the largest rock in the world, 8 kilometres long, 3 kilometres across and .377 kilometres high.
• The worlds oldest form of living organisms ( Stromatolites )can be found in Western Australia.
• The waters of Western Australia are home to the largest fish in the world. The majestic
grows to 13 meters long, is a harmless filter feeder that is an awesome 'dive buddy'.
• Some of the best and largest surfing waves in the world can be found in Western Australia's
region, only in close contention with Hawaii.
• Perth was nominated by the original American astronauts as the 'City of Lights' --- standing out as the bright spot on planet Earth!
• As little as 10 years ago Western Australia used to have the highest standard of housing in the world five bedroom, two bathroom homes with swimming pools were very commonplace, now with the mining boom, restricted government land release and in return government stamp duty being taxed on the inflated value of ones primary residence, value adding developers getting the lions share of land released, a fast growing population and land tax, block sizes have shrunk to a fraction of the size, gardens have all but disappeared in old homes being divided as well as new homes being built. and prices have soured to amongst the highest in the not only in Australia but the OECD.
• Western Australia has more cars and road space per capita than any place on earth.
in Western Australia has the largest breeding population of dugongs (manatees) in the world. 12.5% of the world population.
Western Australia is the pearling capital of the world.
• The longest stretch of straight railway line in the world ends / starts in Western Australia. One of the worlds classic rail journeys starts in Perth.... the
, with its windows shielded from the sun by a film of gold!
• Western Australia, with 12.5 thousand kilometres of coastline,is the largest state in the largest island in the world, which is also the smallest, flattest, lowest
driest (excluding Antarctica) continent.
is the 'prettiest city in the world' Come
prove us wrong!
• Western Australia has the record for the longest railway train in the world. 648 carriages were pulled at one time, beating the previous record by over 100 carriages.
• The Naval pier at Exmouth is the best jetty for day and night dives in Australia.
• The earliest European made structure in Australia stands on the Abrolhos Islands off the Batavia Coast of Western Australia.
• The Mint in Perth is the world's oldest mint still operating from its original premises.
• The world's top selling gold, silver and platinum coins can be seen in production at
• The Sun Outdoor Picture Theatre in
is the oldest operational outdoor picture house in the world.
• Western Australia is the only place on earth where all three types of Marlin game fish can be tagged at one location.
• W.A has over three times the area designated as marine reserve in commonwealth waters than that of any other Australian State or Territory, at 11,400 km sq.
• The highest average monthly temperatures, and longest hot spells have been recorded at Marble Bar, in the north of Western Australia, which has had 160 consecutive days over 37.8ºC. In terms of average annual temperatures, the hottest place is Wyndham, also in Western Australia.
• During the second world war Western Australia was the only link Australia had with the outside world.
• The jetty at Busselton is the longest wooden jetty in the Southern hemisphere at 1.8km long. It is Also the oldest wooden jetty and an excellent dive site.
• The Abrolhos Islands site of the Batavia Mutiny are the most Southerly Coral Atoll's in the world.
• The virtually untouched
stretching 260 km in length, located in the North West Cape region of Western Australia is one of the rare places on earth where you are able to walk straight from the beach on to a Coral Reef.
• Australia has the most unique flora and fauna of all of the continents in the world.
• The Argyle Diamond Mine in the far north of West Australia, is the world's largest diamond mine.
• The Festival of Perth held each February in Perth, is the oldest international multi-arts festival in the Southern hemisphere.
• Western Australia has by far the highest number of bird pollinated flower species in the world with 17% of the unique flowers being pollinated by interaction with bird life. An excellent example is the Western Australian floral emblem, the kangaroo paw, that is pollinated by the humming bird. The humming bird has a beak that is perfectly designed to fit the 'mouth' of the unique kangaroo paw.
• The worlds longest power dinghy race the Blackwood Classic 250 Power dinghy Race, is held in Western Australia.