UWA was established in 1911. It offers a large variety of courses through its eight faculties: Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts; Arts; Business School; Education; Engineering, Computing and Mathematics; Law; Sciences; and Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.
Students have access to well-equipped lecture theatres and laboratories as well as extensive computing resources. Over one million publications are held by the library system which is linked by computer to databases throughout the world.
The University is situated on the banks of the Swan River - only six kilometres from Perth, and is spread over 61 hectares in a superb natural environment. Its lush gardens are listed in the Register of the Australian National Estate and several of its buildings have been the subject of architectural awards.
The University makes important contributions to the cultural life of Perth through its musical programmes, theatres and by administering the Perth International Arts Festival each year.