Did you know?
Western Australia is the largest state of the largest island in the world. The State is three and a half times bigger than Texas, and six times bigger than the British Isles.
Perth is the sunniest capital city in Australia, with an average of eight hours of sunshine per day.
The annual Perth International Arts Festival (held in February every year) is the oldest international multi-arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere.
Sixty-eight per cent of West Australian homes are connected to the internet.
Broome, in Western Australia's north-west, is the pearling capital of the world.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden is the largest inner city park in the world (even bigger than New York's Central Park!) which is host to Australia's largest wildflower exhibition.
Almost two-thirds of the State's children take part in organised sport.
Perth has the highest population per capita of self made millionaires in the world.
For the past eight years (2004-11), Perth has been rated as one of the world's top ten most liveable cities by The Economist Intelligence Unit.
Western Australia is home to the world’s longest golf course. The Nullarbor Links is a unique 18-hole, par 72 golf course that spans 1,365 kilometres!
Perth was voted as the world’s friendliest city (US Leisure & Travel 2002), as well as one of the world’s top ten future cities (Lonely Planet 2006).
Some of the best and largest surfing waves in the world can be found in Margaret River, Western Australia's south-west.
The Lancelin Ocean Classic - This Lancelin to Ledge Point 25KM race is the longest open water windsurf race in the world.
The waters of Western Australia are home to the largest fish in the world. The majestic Whale Shark is a harmless filter feeder that grows up to 13 meters long.
More than 20 per cent of the State's children are learning a musical instrument, while 5.7 per cent are learning to sing.
Perth was nominated by the original American astronauts as the "City of Lights" – standing out as the brightest spot on planet Earth!
Argyle Diamonds, in the remote north of Western Australia, is the world's largest supplier of diamonds, producing approximately 30 million carats each year.
The longest stretch of straight railway line in the world ends/starts in Perth. With its windows shielded from the sun by a film of gold, The Indian Pacific offers a classic rail journey.