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Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia (WA). It is named after the city of Perth, Scotland and is Australia's fourth-most populous city, with a population of 2.14 million living in Greater Perth. Perth is part of the South West Land Division of Western Australia, with most of the metropolitan area on the Swan Coastal Plain, land area between the Indian Ocean and the Darling Scarp. The first areas settled were on the Swan River at Guildford, with the city's central business district and port (Fremantle) both later founded downriver.
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Perth woman becomes the first in Western Australia to be electronically monitored for quarantine breachA 33-year-old Perth woman has become the first to be electronically monitored for a COVID-19 quarantine breach under measures recently introduced by the Western Australian government.
Ankle bracelet for COVID quarantine breachA Perth woman has become the first to be electronically monitored after breaching Western Australia's COVID-19 quarantine rules.
Negative test for traveller who skipped Perth hotel quarantine allays breach concernsAn interstate traveller who skipped Perth hotel quarantine to go for a drink has returned a negative coronavirus test result, allaying fears of transmission.
Negative test allays Perth breach concernsAn interstate traveller who skipped Perth hotel quarantine to go for a drink has returned a negative coronavirus test result, allaying fears of transmission.
Two women charged after allegedly breaching hotel coronavirus quarantine in PerthPolice allege two Adelaide women ordered to quarantine in Western Australia left a hotel and caught a taxi to a suburban unit block hours later.
Network 10 axes high-profile presenters and Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth news bulletinsHigh-profile presenter Kerri-Anne Kennerley is expected to be among those who will lose their jobs.
Tamil family likely to remain on Christmas Island for months after mother returned from Perth hospitalPriya Murugappan has been reunited with her family in detention on Christmas Island after nine days in a Perth hospital.
AFL streaker fined $8,000Twenty-eight-year-old Jesse Hayen has been fined $8,000, after he ran onto the pitch during an AFL game in Perth.
Detained Tamil mother in Perth hospitalA Tamil mother from a family detained on Christmas Island has been flown to Perth for hospital treatment after suffering severe abdominal pain and vomiting.
Mother from detained Biloela Tamil family 'in pain for weeks' before medical evacuationSBS News has talked to Tamil asylum seeker Priya Murugappan about her medical evacuation from Christmas Island to Perth.
How this 'true pioneer' helped bring the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup to AustraliaAfter settling in Perth in 1990 through the United Nations refugee program, Ann Odong's work to boost the profile of women's football in Australia has seen her hailed as "a true pioneer".
What Perth's first night of clubbing in months looked likeThese were the scenes outside some of Perth’s nightclubs as Western Australia entered phase four of coronavirus restrictions.
Thousands rally in Perth and Darwin on second weekend of Australian Black Lives Matter protestsProtests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and against Aboriginal deaths in custody have been held in Darwin and Perth.
Thousands gather across Darwin and Perth for Black Lives Matter protestsProtests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and against Aboriginal deaths in custody have been held in Darwin and Perth.
'The world is waking up': Perth joins global protests against police brutalityThe Perth protesters remembered the hundreds of Indigenous Australians who, like George Floyd, have died in police custody.
First Australian jailed for breaking coronavirus quarantine directionA man who pleaded guilty to ignoring a COVID-19 quarantine directive by repeatedly leaving a Perth hotel to see his girlfriend will spend one month in prison.
Man jailed for breaking quarantine in WAA man who pleaded guilty to ignoring a COVID-19 quarantine directive by repeatedly leaving a Perth hotel to see his girlfriend will spend one month in prison.
Cruise ship passenger in Western Australia dies from COVID-19An Artania cruise ship passenger in his 60s, who was diagnosed with COVID-19, has died in a Perth hospital.
COVID-19 kills cruise ship passenger in WAAn Artania cruise ship passenger in his 60s, who was diagnosed with COVID-19, has died in a Perth hospital.
Meet the husband and wife separated by coronavirusFor Perth pharmacist, Michael Franciscus, the coronavirus pandemic has impacted both his professional and personal life. Michael’s wife, Jocelyn, has about 40 per cent lung capacity and they're..
This Perth pharmacist won't see his family for as long as the coronavirus crisis lastsMichael Franciscus is one of the many frontline health workers making a personal sacrifice to help others. His wife lives with a disability and has chosen to self-isolate, while he remains dedicated to..
Luxury hotel to trial sheltering a portion of Perth's homeless population in bid to curb coronavirusAbout 20 homeless people will be housed in Perth's Pan Pacific hotel under a trial program aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Virus prompts Perth homeless hotel trialAbout 20 homeless people will be housed in Perth's Pan Pacific hotel under a trial program aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Coronavirus-infected cruise passengers to be treated at Perth private hospitalA private hospital in Perth is set to take 29 COVID-19 patients from a German cruise ship.
COVID-19 cruise patients to Perth hospitalA private hospital in Perth is set to take 29 COVID-19 patients from a German cruise ship.
Coronavirus diaries: How a Perth woman's bland food prompted her to get testedOn Monday, Jess, a fit Perth woman in her mid-20s, was added to the growing list of WA’s confirmed COVID-19 cases.
These Buddhist monks in Perth saw coronavirus coming - and took actionThe Fo Guang Shan temple in Perth shut down in February, more than a month before the Australian government announced social distancing measures. Monks there have been using social media and chat..
Coronavirus-infected woman attended concert in Perth before testing positiveA woman who travelled to Perth from London attended a concert before she was found to have COVID-19, sparking calls for people to stay home if they aren't well.
WA woman with coronavirus attended concertA woman who travelled to Perth from London attended a concert before she was found to have COVID-19, sparking calls for people to stay home if they aren't well.
Retired travel agent identified as Australia's first coronavirus fatality as the number of cases jumps to 29Tourism pioneer James Kwan died in a Perth hospital overnight.
Number of coronavirus cases in Australia jumps to 29 as Perth man becomes first fatalityThe number of coronavirus cases outside China continues to grow as Australia raises its travel advice for Italy due to the outbreak.
Australia's first coronavirus death confirmed as former Diamond Cruise passengerA former passenger on the Diamond Princess cruise ship that was quarantined off Japan for coronavirus died in a hospital in Perth early on Sunday, a health official said, becoming Australia's first..
Australia reports first coronavirus deathAustralia reported its first death of a coronavirus patient in a hospital in the western city of Perth early on Sunday, health official Andrew Robertson said.
Perth man becomes first Australian to die from coronavirusA 78-year-old man has become Australia's first fatality of COVID-19 after being quarantined on the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship.
Perth hospitals on standby for any sick Australians on flight from WuhanTwo hospitals in Perth are on standby to receive any passengers who fall ill while travelling from China en route to Christmas Island.
Fringe benefits: Climate protesters harness huge Perth festival crowdsThis summer brings Perth's climate unrest to the boil as protest groups join forces to leverage crowds attracted by one of the world’s biggest fringe festivals.
Bushfire threatens lives and homes south of PerthA bushfire burning south of Perth is threatening homes and people in the area, with about 180 firefighters battling the blaze.
Bushfire emergency south of PerthA bushfire burning south of Perth is threatening homes and people in the area, with about 180 firefighters battling the blaze.
Emergency warning issued for 'life-threatening' bushfire burning south of PerthAuthorities have issued an emergency warning for an out-of-control bushfire near the suburb of Baldivis, south of Perth.
Qantas alters European flight paths amid Iran attacks and rising tensionsQantas will alter the flight path of its non-stop Perth to London route following the attacks on US-led coalition forces in Iraq.
Margaret Court lashes out at transgender athletesMargaret Court has criticised transgender athletes in a sermon at a Pentecostal church in Perth just weeks before she is to be honoured by Tennis Australia.
From the Archives, 1964: Speed record set on W.A. lakeDonald Campbell set a new world water speed record of 276.33 m.p.h. in his hydroplane, Bluebird, on Lake Dumbleyung, 160 miles south-east of Perth.
Thousands of properties saved as WA firefighters battle out-of-control blazeThousands of properties have been saved from bushfires burning out of control north of Perth, but lives and homes remain under threat.
Firefighters battle out-of-control WA fireThousands of properties have been saved from bushfires burning out of control north of Perth, but lives and homes remain under threat.
Homes still at risk as fires burn across Western AustraliaThousands of properties have been saved from a bushfire burning out-of-control north of Perth, but lives and homes remain under threat.
Smoke reported and chutes deployed as Qantas plane evacuated at Sydney airportPassengers onboard a Qantas flight from Sydney to Perth have been forced to evacuate via slides after the cabin reportedly began filling with smoke.
Out-of-control WA bushfire threatens homes and livesAn out-of-control bushfire that has already destroyed a service station remains a threat to lives and homes on Perth's northern fringe.
Residents in path of WA fire told to leaveAn out-of-control bushfire that has already destroyed a service station remains a threat to lives and homes on Perth's northern fringe.
Perth dads' sleep-deprived baby bottle idea gets $81k crowdfunding kick-start in just 10 days“You are juggling fatigue and all these new things ... you are stressed and little jobs can be quite challenging. And this chore didn't create any bond.”
A simpler Perth: As Claremont evidence mounts, another story emergesAs the lawyers scoured the evidence, another story emerged alongside the crucial details of time and place: that of a Perth slower, more casual, and innocent.