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Live Perth like a local: Evelin from StudyPerth lets us in on her favourite Perth spots

Perth attracts all sorts of people from all over the world. Some end up here from the other side of the world, seduced by its relaxed atmosphere and beautiful nature. Evelin Alvares is one such person. Originally from Brazil, she’s been living in Perth for four years now, and in Australia for twelve. She’s currently working for our friends at StudyPerth, telling students from around the world about the adopted home she has fallen in love with. Here’s her story:


My name is Evelin, I’m a marketing manager at StudyPerth, and I’m originally from Brazil.

12 years ago I moved to Australia to learn English and fell in love with it. The quality of life here is so much better than back home. There are no traffic jams, it’s very safe, and it has such friendly people and a welcoming culture. Not to mention that we have great work opportunities here, too. It gives me more flexibility to travel and enjoy the life I always dreamed of!

When I arrived in Perth, I got a new perspective of quality of life! I saw what is to have absolutely no traffic on the roads but with a vibrant city lifestyle. There are so many events in the city that I didn’t have any issues making new friends. That is when I decided to move to Perth. Weather, housing, the lifestyle —it’s all the better for me in Perth.

My favourite things about Perth are firstly, the weather; the dry summer and mild winter fascinates me. Then, the mix of nationalities and finally, work opportunities here are great! It is a great option to develop your career here while you study.

I live in Scarborough, now, by the coast. I love the feeling in Scarborough, especially walking along the beach to watch the sun setting on the ocean, making the sky pink. It’s great having such a large variety of fantastic restaurants, bars, shops and nightlife at my doorstep.

Some other areas in Perth that I like are Leederville, Mt. Hawthorn, Subiaco and Northbridge. They are all great for the amount and variety of restaurants. If you love food and parties, you can comfortably go for lunch and stay for a big night out in any of these suburbs.

Perth has changed a lot over the last few years. It used to be quieter. Having more people here creates an energetic environment, and the cost of everything has gone down. Accommodation is a lot cheaper than it used to be and also compared to any other capital in Australia. That brings a better lifestyle to residents. I live in a much better house and location here compared to what I could afford in Sydney.  

Today I’m an Australian Citizen. I have the flexibility to live anywhere in Australia, and I chose Perth to call home.


For students wanting to find out more about things to do around Perth, the StudyPerth Facebook Page has regular events posted. The StudyPerth App also provides information on events and a large variety of places to eat, shop, picnic, hike and anything else you might want to do in this glorious city.

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