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With a population of 1,477,800, Perth is Western Australia's largest city and also its capital. Perth is bordered by the Indian Ocean and the Darling Ranges and is located on the banks of the Swan River. Perth was named by Captain James Stirling in 1829 after Perth, Scotland. Although first settled as a "free colony", in 1850 the settlers faced many difficulties and had to accept help from Britain in the form of convict who built many buildings including the Perth Town Hall, Government House and the Fremantle Prison. Today, Perth is a thriving city and for the visitor it offers much attraction both sporting and cultural.

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Movies at Burswood - Starts 6th December 2012

Go see the movies at Burswood Park on the river. For $14 get you will get to see a great movie and on Mon & Tue it's only $10. Go to for more information and what's showing.

Watch the video - Tourism in Perth - Amy O'Connor

Backpackers Nights

Tuesday Nights:
Hip-e Club - Tuesday is Hip-E Club’s Student and Backpacker Night. It was founded in 1991 and is now in it's 20th year. That makes it one of the longest running and best known backpacker nights in Perth! Every Tuesday The Hip-E Club is packed with adventurers from around the world. We have great drink specials, prizes and funky music all night. DJ Roger Smart and DJ E-Funk play re-mixed Retro, Commercial and Old School hits, sure to get you moving on the dance floor.

Free entry from 8-10pm.

Rosie O'Grady's - The Craic starts early with $6.80 pints and $7 dinner special. Live music both nights with - Big Ears/ Jon Dempsey & Peter Crosbie

Wednesday Nights:
Mustang Bar - Every Wednesday is our Backpacker and Student Fest, voted best backpacker night in Perth 2010 and 2011. A night featuring a $5 BBQ Meal & Drink deal and a free pool competition with $100 prize! The BBQ meal comes with steak, 2 sausages, 2 salads and a roll.. enough to fill even the hungriest traveller. Catch Perth's best bands from 9.30pm plus DJ James MacArthur on the wheels of steel.

Sunday Nights:
Rosie O'Grady's - The Craic starts early with $6.80 pints and $7 dinner special. Live music both nights with - Big Ears/ Jon Dempsey & Peter Crosbie

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