These are the most popular areas in which to rent office space:
Perth CBD is bordered by the Swan River on the south and the east, with Kings Park on the western side. St Georges Terrace, the main street that runs through the CBD, is recognized as the heart of the commercial district, and offers a desirable business address. Perth CBD is populated by companies from the oil and gas industries, as well as finance, law and mining. Some of these big names with premises here include BHB Billiton, Chevron, Rio Tinto, Minter Ellison and iiNet. The CBD is well served by public transport. As well as the regular bus and train routes, people can make use of the high frequency Central Area Transit buses, which are free and exclusive to the CBD.
West Perth is situated next to the Perth CBD, and is part of the inner mixed zone, with many office blocks that have replaced residential buildings. Businesses from the mining, law, consulting and medical industries tend to populate the area. Hay Street is the main commercial precinct in West Perth, with a pedestrian mall, as well as other shops, businesses and restaurants. West Perth is the ideal location for those wishing to make use of the main facilities of the city, without the hassle of parking problems.
Subiaco is an inner western suburb of Perth, situated north-west of Kings Park and around three kilometres west of the CBD. Commercial development is situated around Hay Street and Rokeby Road. The area has a number of boutiques, markets, jewellery stores and restaurants, which make it a bustling, vibrant location. As well as its bohemian credentials, Subiaco is focused on growing traditional business in the area. Organizations such as the Subiaco Business Association work to encourage new business developments in the area, meet the needs of current operators, and grow business opportunities within Subiaco.
Situated around three kilometres south of the CBD, South Perth adjoins two major roads – Canning Highway and the Kwinana Freeway. Due to its desirable location by the Swan River and proximity to the CBD, land prices in the area can be quite expensive. Although largely residential, there are a number of businesses established in the area, with major commercial developments and office towers in the works. South Perth is well served by ferry, bus and train networks. There is also plenty of parking available for local businesses.
Osborne Park is a suburb situated a few kilometres north of the CBD. It's a mixed residential/commercial area, with many retailers, small businesses and warehouses. Main Street is the business and retail center of town, with offices, restaurants, shops and cafés. Osborne Park is situated near a freeway for easy transport access, and is also served by bus and train routes.
*Last updated on 1 June 2015