Gay Friendly Suburbs in Perth
With same sex partner Visas now available in Australia the process of same sex couples making their dreams of moving Downunder is ever closer.
Same sex spousal visa was introduced in 9th December 2017
The same sex spousal visa was introduced in 9th December 2017. Before this, same sex couples had to go through a lengthy partner visa process that, many felt, was often made harder for gay couples. Now, same sex couples have the same rights as heterosexual couples. But with this new attitude being set in stone by the department of border protection and immigration gay couples may be wondering where to move to in Australia.
Sydney has long been heralded as the gayest city in Australia and is world renowned for its annual Mardi Gras. However, Life in Sydney does come with a hefty price tag unless you want to live miles from all the action. In which case a rural or regional skilled migration path may be more up your street.
Perth offers a fantastic west coast alternative. Not only is it a modern city with all the trimmings but it’s also got a good gay scene. There are also plenty of gay friendly suburbs in Perth meaning you and your partner or family will not stick out like a sore thumb. Around Perth’s suburbs you will not only encounter other same sex parented families, but also a diverse array of cultures.
So where are the most gay friendly places to live in Perth?
A buzzing area close to the city, Mount Lawley is a fantastic area for gay couples wanting to move to Perth. Here, you will find some great bars, trendy shops, gay clubs, and it’s a stone’s throw from the Perth CBD. You are also close to the popular Subiaco area, which again, is great for a night out.
Also a popular area with the gay community in Perth is Highgate. A tiny inner suburb of Perth, Highgate is situated in the city of Vincent and is also close to the river. Trendy Highgate is great for those who want to be close to the city as you can walk to all the restaurants and other nightlife entertainment in nearby Northbridge and Mount Lawley.
Maylands is situated 4.5km north of Perth and has a good gay community as well as being a welcoming community. Situated on the banks of the Swan River, you can easily commute to the city centre.
These are all great places in Perth for gay couples and families to move to. should you want to find out more about applying for a same sex spousal visa speak to a Perth migration agent. A migration agent will be able to assist you with the visa application process from start to finish.