15th International Symposium of the World Society Victimology

Host city

The Perth region offers a mix of vibrant contrasts ranging from the splendour of the coast to the depths of the forest, from the uncrowded beaches to the lively city streets and it’s all on offer within a short distance of the city centre.

Perth, sits beside the widest stretch of the meandering Swan River and is an easy city to explore while attending the Symposium with plenty of nightlife, outdoor dining and bustling markets to enjoy. Take in the panoramic view of the city and the Swan River from vantage point of Kings Park, discover some of the spectacular city beaches or enjoy a round of golf at on of the world class courses. Explore Fremantle, rich in heritage, maritime history and cosmopolitan culture or take a day trip to Rottnest Island to discover the crystal clear bays and coral fringed beaches of Rottnest Island. There is no shortage of experiences awaiting you in Perth.

Make the most of your visit to Perth at visitperthcity.com.

Perth and surrounds

Stay a little longer after the conference and enjoy some of the breathtaking sights of Western Australia. There is so much to do and see, whether you can spare a night or two, or a week or more.

You can search for a range of tours at westernaustralia.com or click on the links for each of these attractions to be taken directly to their website.


Fremantle is located at the mouth of the Swan River on the West Coast of Western Australia and is part of the Perth metropolitan area. Perth city is only 20 kilometers away being a 25 minute cab ride or 30 minute trip by train. fremantlewesternaustralia.com.au

Kings Park

Kings Park and Botanic Garden is Perth's favourite park. It is internationally renowned for its plant displays, spectacular views and cultural heritage. Entry is free and it's always open. Kings Park is just a 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk from Perth CBD. bgpa.wa.gov.au/kings-park

Rottnest Island

Famous for its laid back atmosphere and beautiful beaches, Rottnest Island lies just 18 kilometres offshore from Perth surrounded by the sparkling Indian Ocean. You can get to Rottnest on a 40 minute boat ride from Fremantle, Perth or Hillarys Marina. rottnestisland.com

The Swan Valley

Discover award-winning wineries, fine food, fascinating history, and amazing art set against the stunning scenery of Western Australia's Swan Valley. Best of all, it’s just a 25 minute drive from the Perth city centre and less than 10 minutes from the Perth domestic airport. swanvalley.com.au

Experience more of Western Australia at westernaustralia.com.