Current Students


Perth has a wide range of shops and stores catering to most consumer tastes and needs.

On arrival, you will find all you need at shops close to the campus – along Stirling Highway, Broadway and Hampden Road. After settling in, you may wish to venture further to Claremont, Fremantle, Perth City, Northbridge or other suburban centres.

Opening times for most shops

Monday to Friday
8.30am – 5.30pm
The major supermarkets open 8.00am-9.00pm Monday to Friday.
8.30am – 5.00pm
(Large supermarkets open 8.00am-5.00pm - smaller stores may close earlier)
Most larger shopping centres now open on Sunday, 11.00am-5.00pm

Shops in Perth City, Fremantle, Subiaco, Mount Lawley, East Perth, West Perth, North Perth, South Perth and Victoria Park can remain open until 9.00pm on weeknights and until 5.00pm on Sunday.

Some smaller supermarkets and pharmacies remain open beyond normal trading hours, seven days a week. On public holidays most shops are closed.

Perth has a large number of specialty shops and supermarkets catering to every taste. 

Weekend Markets

Several market places open on weekends and public holidays. They sell all kinds of goods and services, clothing, fresh produce, prepared food and crafts. There are many markets in Perth but those fairly close to UWA are: