Perth is both the capital and the largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. It is the fourth most populated city in Australia, consisting of over 2 million people. Just under 20,000 of the total population are Muslims. Therefore, Perth provides various Halal facilities for the benefit of Muslim locals and tourists.
Perth boasts many attractions that showcase its various aquatic animal and wildlife. This includes Heirisson Island, home to kangaroos, the Cohunu Koala Park, Armadale Reptile Centre, Penguin Island and Hillarys Boat Harbour, where dolphins can be spotted. All of the aforementioned places celebrate the diversity of animals in their natural habitats, and can be enjoyed by both tourists and locals in the city. Marmion Marine Park is the first marine park in Western Australia and is a major tourist destination. Various marine wildlife inhabit the small islands including Australian Sea Lion, Bottlenose Dolphins and Humpback Whales.
On the other hand, Muslim tourists can also immerse themselves in the local culture and history of Western Australia by visiting the Western Australia Museum. Created in 1891, in the site where the Old Goal was previously, it represents one of the oldest buildings in Western Australia. The exhibitions in the museum are always changing, with the notable ‘A Day in Pompeii’ exhibition attracting 100,000 people. There are tours that are also available for the pleasure of visitors.
Peth has many shopping locations spread across its city. The most popular include the malls that are located in Murray Street and Hay Street, while Harbour Town provides access to the factory outlets of major brands where tourists can always find a bargain. Furthermore, Harbour Town offers a prayer room and wudhu facilities for Muslims. For more high-end stores and international brands, West End is the best place to visit.
Getting Here/Transportation Facilities
Perth Airport serves both domestic and international flights, and is located 12km from the Perth CBD. The airport can be easily accessed via car and bus, as well as a private charter bus used by CBD hotels.
The most convenient method of travelling around Perth is through the use of car, train and bus services.
Perth has no shortage of Halal restaurants in its city. Cuisines include Indonesian, Turkish, Malaysian and Thai. For a more detailed list, visit
There are a number of mosques spread across the city to accommodate to its Muslim inhabitants. Perth Mosque is the oldest mosque in Perth, and is located close to the city. There a number of mosques located in universities and malls, so it can be easily accessed by Muslims. For a complete list, visit
Top Ten Things to Do and See in Perth
1. Kings Park – public parkland and memorial
2. Penguin Island – home to 1,200 penguins
3. Hillarys Boat Harbour – marina and tourist precinct
4. Aquarium of Western Australia – Australia’s largest aquarium when it opened
5. Western Australia Museum – explore local culture and history
6. Fremantle Prison – exhibitions on former jail
7. His Majesty’s Theatre – venue for theatre, music and dance
8. Marmion Marine Park – snorkelling, fishing and scuba diving
9. Cohunu Koala Park – wildlife sanctuary
10. Fremantle Harbour – Western Australia’s largest and busiest general cargo port