How close-knit is the expat community in this area? How do I get involved with it?
There are many organizations and clubs available in Perth, from the Petroleum Women's Club to sporting clubs and hobby clubs. To obtain information, please refer to the Yellow Pages phone book under "Clubs" or "Organizations."

Beside expat groups, what is the best way to make social connections outside of work?
Perth has a very social lifestyle and being involved in any type of sporting activity, book club, movie club or any other kind of club is a great way to network and meet new people. With Perth's great weather, water sports are popular, and people often network through sailing, swimming and surf life-saving groups. Adult education courses featuring hobbies such as art, ceramics or yoga are also a great way to meet people with similar interests.

Where can I meet other singles in this city?
Northbridge, Subiaco and Fremantle are areas that have a good variety of bars and nightclubs to meet people. Sporting clubs are another great way to meet new people. Introduction agencies and social clubs are also a popular option to meet singles.

Are there any unique networking opportunities for accompanying partners?
If you have relocated to Perth with children, this is a good opportunity to network with other parents.
There are also numerous volunteer organizations to join to meet new people while helping the community.