4-8 December 2023 | Perth, WA

Perth is the capital city of Western Australia. Emerging as Australia’s tech and innovation capital, it boasts a sun-filled lifestyle for entrepreneurs.

Perth is seen to be a hive for innovation, offering the perfect ecosystem for entrepreneurs to find their latest endeavour.

As the “Sunniest Capital in the World”, Perth offers the perfect environment to foster innovative ideas, with natural landscapes and a variety of beaches that allow the natural flow of creativity.

While Perth may be seen as the most isolated city in the world, it is well connected to the rest of Australia, with flights from all major cities making Perth the perfect destination to carry out business.

HOW TO GET TO PERTH

Perth Airport is situated approximately 15km east of the city.

QANTAS and Virgin Australia are the primary operators of flights from all major hubs of Australia, while Singapore Airlines, Emirates and QATAR Airways are the primary carriers for international travellers.

With up to 100 scheduled flights per week from each major Australian hub, Perth is an easy destination to book flights between major cities.

Travelling Around Perth

Public Transport

TransPerth is the provider of public transport services across the metropolitan area. A SmartRider is a pass (similar to Opal or Myki) that will allow ease of using the network by simply tagging on/off at destinations, and can be purchased at both city train stations, as well as Smart Carte at Perth Airport Terminal 1.

Car Hire

With multiple carriers operating from Perth Airport, car hire can be arranged directly from the airport terminal, either in advance or on arrival. An additional option includes Car Next Door who offer by the hour or by the day car hire, with a similar model to AirBnb.

Parking

CPP and Wilson Parking are the primary car park providers in the CBD, with a wide range of parking options available all throughout the city. There is a range of street parking, from free to fee-paid utilising an array of parking apps including EasyPark, PayStay and CelloPark.

Taxi/Rideshare

Perth hosts a variety of rideshare services, including Uber, DiDi & Ola.

Working Spaces

There are a variety of co-working spaces across the CBD area, including Spacecubed, WeWork, Tank Stream Labs, LevelNine, Studio StartUp, Regus, and The Bureau.

These sites offer a variety of options, from office spaces to hot desks and meeting rooms all available for daily or weekly options.

For more options, please see here or here.

Frequently asked questions

When should I arrive in Perth?

West Tech Fest commences on Sunday 3 December 2023 with our Opening Night Sundowner for international guests and Festival Pass holders. The first day of the festival commences Monday 4 December with West Tech Women.

It is recommended to arrive before the first event you attend, providing yourself time to check in, rest and recharge, and acclimate. Feel free to arrive a couple of days earlier and enjoy the weekend sightseeing around our beautiful state.

What is the best way to get from the airport?

There are a few available options when travelling to and from Perth Airport.

Taxis: The main taxi service providers are Black & White Cabs and Swan Taxis. Both are available 24/7 to pick-up arriving passengers from the taxi ranks located at the front of all terminals – simply follow the signs.

Public Transport: Transperth is WA’s public transport provider and operates regularly between Perth Airport, the CBD and other local areas.

Individuals can now take a direct train to and from the airport with the new METRONET Forrestfield-Airport Line, operating from Claremont to High Wycombe via Perth Station. Trains will operate every 12 minutes at peak times, every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night (Click here for Airport Line Timetable).

To plan your journey on public transport, feel free to use their Journey Planner or download the Transperth App.

Rideshare: Perth hosts a variety of rideshare services, including Uber, DiDi and Ola.

Is public transport included in the ticket price?

No, transportation costs are not included in the ticket prices.

Who can I contact regarding accommodation?

Accommodation will be required to be self-organised. However, if you are having any issues please head over to our Travel and Accommodation page or contact us at marketing@westtechfest.com.au.

What are the parking arrangements like at each event?

There is no dedicated parking available for the events. For events held in the CBD, CPP and Wilson carparks are available. Limited paid street parking is also available.

Are there any organised shuttles to the events outside of the city?

No, there are no organised shuttles to events outside of the city. For more information on how to travel around Western Australia, please see our section on Travelling Around Perth.

Do you have preferred accommodation providers?

Yes. We recommend staying at Pan Pacific Perth, located in the CBD, as the main West Tech Fest Conference will be held there.

What flights are available?

QANTAS and Virgin Australia are the primary operators of flights from all major hubs of Australia, while Singapore Airlines, Emirates and QATAR Airways the primary carriers for international travellers.

With up to 100 scheduled flights per week from each major Australian hub, Perth is an easy destination to book flights between major cities.

What Visa(s) do I need to apply for?

If you are travelling domestically, no Visa(s) is required. However, if you are an International visitor, please head here to find out what Visa you may need to apply for.

What tourist destinations are there?

Have time to spare? Check out Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Elizabeth Quay, the Western Australian Museum, Matagarup Bridge and Optus Stadium. For more things to do head to Visit Perth.