Perth

Reception: +61 (08) 6217 4100
Course Enquiries: 1 800 723 338
Fax: +61 (08) 6217 4122
Email: perth@sae.edu
120 Roe Street, Northbridge, WA , 6003 Follow Perth campus

About the Campus

SAE Perth

SAE Perth is conveniently located within walking distance of the CBD, Swan River, great cafes, affordable accommodation and public transport. The campus has a welcoming student community and a staff of dedicated professionals committed to best-practice teaching and learning.

SAE Perth offers you:

  • Cultural hub location in Northbridge
  • Diverse student community with a vibrant social campus culture
  • A fun, dynamic and creative learning environment in architect designed facilities 
  • Great guest lectures and seminars with renowned industry leaders
  • Outstanding professional development opportunities, including working alongside leading industry professionals. Our students have recently gained industry experience working at Rottofest 2015, SOTA Music Festival, West TV and Southern Cross Austereo

 Facilities

  • Four computer labs running industry standard games development and animation software such as UDK and Maya
  • Digital and analog recording and production studios
  • Flagship 40 Channel C75
  • Audient ASP 4816 (x2) and Audient ASP 8024
  • TLA
  • C24 consoles with Protools and Studer 2"inch tape machine recording capabilities
  • Dedicated mastering facilities
  • Film studio with cyclorama soundstage
  • Post-production editing and surround mixing
  • Industry  professionals as lecturers
  • Purpose-built film production spaces

About the Area

About Perth

Stretched out along the Swan River, Perth is a fast-growing, cosmopolitan and multicultural city. Within close proximity to the thriving city centre you will find pristine beaches, beautiful parks and impressive native forests.

Perth has a warm temperate climate and experiences more sunny days than any other capital in Australia. The weather and sunshine provide for an enviable relaxed, outdoor lifestyle – making Perth a year round holiday destination for visitors, and an amazing place to live for the locals.

Key attractions:

  • Head out to Fremantle, Perth’s cultural hub, for great cafes, restaurants, flea markets and all things arty, hip and cool
  • Get your evening groove on in Northbridge, renown for its clubs, pubs and kebabs
  • Check out an art house movie at Luna Cinema
  • On a warm Summer’s day make your way to Hillarys Boat Harbour – Perth’s beachside playground
  • Walk in the treetops at Kings Park; take a picnic and make a day of it

Events

January-April

  • Western Australian Circus Festival
  • Hyundai Hopman Cup
  • Perth International Arts Festival
  • Nannup Music Festival
  • Fremantle Street Arts Festival

May-August

  • V8 Supercars Chill Perth 360
  • Pinjarra Festival
  • Revelation Perth International Film Festival
  • CineféstOZ

September-December

  • Kalgoorlie Cup
  • Perth International Golf Championship
  • Margaret River Gourmet Escape
  • Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival

Additional links and resources

Local Services

Local Services in Perth

Emergency Services

In an emergency call: 000 (Ambulance, Fire, Police) 
Poisons advice: 131126

If it’s not an emergency but it could be serious, call 13 HEALTH – qualified staff will give you advice on who to talk to and how quickly you should do it: 13 43 25 84

Legal Services

For legal advice and information, or to find a Solicitor, visit the Law Society of Western Australia.

Please note that serious matters should be directed to your country’s consulate.

The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has a 24 hour Consular Emergency Centre. For more information visit dfat.gov.au or call the emergency consular helpline on 1300 555 135. 

Accessing Money

There are a numerous banks and Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) in East Perth. Banks are open from Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm (except on public holidays). ATMs are accessible 24 hours a day.

Internet Access

The Internet is readily available on campus during opening hours.

You can purchase portable broadband Wi-Fi and plug and play devices (pre-paid or on a contract/plan) from the service providers below. It is worth doing your research to make sure you get a deal that suits your needs and budget.

Medical Centres

The Royal Perth Hospital

‪97 Wellington St, Perth WA 6000
T: +61 (08) 9224 2244

rph.wa.gov.au

East Perth Medical Centre

68 Adelaide Tce, East Perth WA 6004
T: +61 (08) 9221 4242

eastperthmedicalcentre.com.au

Central City Medical Centre

Shop 14, City Station Concourse/378 Wellington St, Perth WA 6000
T: +61 (08) 9225 1188

ccmc.net.au

CBD West Medical Centre & Corporate Health

1st/847 Hay St, Perth WA 6000
T: +61 (08) 9486 4556

cbdwest.com.au 

Places of Worship

Perth is an accepting and multicultural community welcoming people of all religious beliefs. Below is a list of the closest places of worship to the SAE campus for several faiths.

Anglican

Saint George’s Cathedral
38 St Georges Tce, Perth WA 6000

Buddhist

Vietnamese Buddhist Association
45 Money St, Perth WA 6000

Catholic

St Mary’s Cathedral
17 Victoria Square, Perth WA 6000

Jewish

Jewish Progressive Synagogue
34 Clifton Crs, Mt Lawley WA 6050

Islam

Perth Mosque
427 William St, Perth WA 6000

Uniting

Uniting Church in Australia
Railway Pde, Maylands WA 6051

Transport

Perth Transport

Getting around Perth on public transport is easy. Buses and trains operate throughout the city, suburbs and beyond. 

TRANSperth offers concession tickets for tertiary students. To find out more visit the website.

Check out TRANSperth for all other ticketing and timetable information, or to plan your journey.

Getting to SAE Perth

Frequent bus services operate near the Perth campus. Ferry and trains also service the area.

The closest bus stops are:

  • James St - Blue Cat 11 (2 minute walk to campus)
  • Shenton St Russell Square - Blue Cat 10 (3 minute walk to campus)

The closest train station:

  • Perth Railway Station (9 minute walk to campus)

Parking

Some parking stations are located near the campus, however parking in the city is often limited and expensive.

Street parking may be available at night; be aware of clearway regulations.

Taxis

 

Accommodation

Accommodation in Perth

There are a number of off-campus accommodation options if you choose to study in Perth.

Students who are moving to Perth often stay in a hotel or hostel/guesthouse when they first arrive. Many students then move into shared rental accommodation when they are more familiar with the city and surrounding areas. The Accommodation for Students website is a great resource for students researching their housing options.

Hostels and Guesthouses

Hostels are usually run by organisations such as Youth Hostels Australia (YHA) and the YMCA. Students share kitchen and bathroom facilities. This is an economical, short-term option.

Homestay

Homestay accommodation gives students an opportunity to live with an Australian family. This is a great way for younger international students to immerse themselves in Australian life and culture, while maintaining the familiarity and safety of a family environment. Homestay accommodation costs range from AU$200 to AU$300 per week. To find out more, visit perthstudentaccommodation.com.

Shared Rental Accommodation

Sharing a rental property is a popular and economic option for both international and local students. If you choose this option you will share the cost of renting a house or apartment with your ‘housemates’. The cost of shared rental accommodation varies depending on the location, size and condition of the premises; you should expect to pay AU$280+ per week. Some things to remember about shared rental accommodation:

  • Landlords require rent to be paid in advance
  • A security bond, equal to one months rent, is required at the beginning of your lease
  • Be prepared to supply you own furniture
  • Cost of utilities such as electricity, water, telephone and Internet is usually in addition to rent

To search for rental properties check out the notice boards on campus, look for advertisements in the local newspapers or go online: realestate.com.au/rent or domain.com.au/rent.

Living in Australia

Read about living in Australia here.

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