Host City: Perth

The beach lifestyle blends with natural bushland, an abundance of nearby local vineyards and a beautiful ocean sunset within 20 minutes of the city. Averaging 3,000 hours of sunshine per year with 19 beautiful, clean and uncrowded beaches, Perth truly is the sunny state.

Situated beside the Swan River, Perth is a living picture postcard, with the best views of all from Kings Park and Botanic Garden which is one of the biggest inner-city parks in the world. The free CAT bus services within the city mean that you can easily visit museums, art galleries, retail outlets, bars, restaurants and cafes and the Perth Mint – home to the world’s greatest collection of gold bars.

Leederville and Subiaco are within 10 minutes of the CBD and offer some of Perth’s finest restaurants, boutique shopping, bars and cafes. South of the river, within 30 minutes drive, you will find Swan Valley, a land of wineries, fresh fruit and vegetable markets and super golf (for the young at heart!); and Fremantle – Perth’s cultural and arts hub known for it’s street entertainment, Fremantle Market and famous breweries.

Perth is Australia’s mining capital  what better place to host Africa Down Under, than the city hosting a large majority of Australia’s mining companies and located just a stone’s throw away from several mine sites where everything happens.