Perth Western Australia
For cadets conducting the CAAS MPL and CAAS CPL, in the initial phases time is spent in Perth, Western Australia. While not busy with their studies, they are able to explore the offerings of Perth city. Perth is known for its balance of urban living combined with a beautiful coast line!
Perth is the largest city of Western Australia. It is Australia's fourth-most populous city, with a population of 2.1 million in 2022. Perth is part of the Southwest Land Division of Western Australia, with most of the metropolitan area on the Swan Coastal Plain between the Indian Ocean and the Darling Escarpment. The city has expanded outward from the original British settlements on the Swan River, upon which the city's central business district and port of Fremantle are situated. Perth is located on the traditional lands of the Whadjuk Noongar aboriginal people who have lived in the region for over 45,000 years.
Captain James Stirling founded Perth in 1829 as the administrative centre of the Swan River Colony. It was named after the city of Perth in Scotland, due to the influence of Stirling's patron Sir George Murray, who had connections with the area. It gained city status in 1856, although the Perth City Council currently governs only a small area around the central business district. The city's population increased substantially because of the Western Australian gold rushes in the late 19th century. It has grown steadily since World War II due to a high migration rate. Post-war immigrants were predominantly from Britain and Southern Europe, while more recent arrivals have led to a large population of Asian descent. Several mining booms in other parts of Western Australia in the late 20th and early 21st centuries saw Perth become the regional headquarters for large mining operations.