Highlights of Perth's entertainment scene include live music, comedy and excellent and often edgy theatrical productions. Sport is also very important to Perth's residents, with the local AFL, basketball, netball and football teams all enjoying strong support.

Gay & Lesbian Perth

Perth is home to all of Western Australia's gay and lesbian venues. Before you get excited, let's clarify matters: it has precisely two bars and one men's sauna. Many other bars, especially around Highgate and Mt Lawley, are somewhat gay friendly, but it's hardly what you'd call a bustling scene.

For a head's up on what's on, pick up the free monthly newspaper Out in Perth (www.outinperth.com). Pride WA runs PrideFest, a 10-day festival from mid-November culminating in the Pride Parade.


In WA 'football' means Aussie Rules, and during the Australian Football League (AFL) season it's hard to get locals to talk about anything but the two Western Australian teams: the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers.

Theatre & Classical Music

Check the West Australian newspaper for what's on. Book through www.ticketek.com.au or www.ticketmaster.com.au.