Perth is a great place to live, I have lived in Melbourne and I grew up in Sydney, its not as big as either of the other two, but it is cleaner, greener, safer and friendlier than either Sydney or Melbourne. Perth itself is a rapidly growing city with plenty to see. You can see the zoo, doesn't cost much to get in, or Whiteman Park, admission is free, but it costs to gain entry into most of the attractions. The climate here is very Mediterraneans, but it can be a bit windy in early spring and autumn, it rarely drops below zero at night in winter, only on still cloudless nights. The summer temperature is usually in the mid thrities (celcius) unless there is a persistent easterly wind blowing, then it can go above forty, but generally speaking it is a very pleasant and comfortable climate, the westerly that blows each afternoon (the Fremantle Doctor) keeps the air clean, clear and comfortable. Enjoy your visit.