Shopping

The two main shopping malls in Perth are the Murray and Hay street malls. Both of the malls are closed to traffic and offer a wide range of specialty stores. There are several arcades that run off either Murray street mall or the Hay street, mall and link the city from St George's Terrace to Wellington street.

The two main department stores in Perth are Myer and David Jones. Both these stores can also be found in the larger shopping centres in the suburbs. Myer is the largest department store in the city and is in Forrest Chase. David Jones runs between Murray street mall and Hay street mall.

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The majority of the stores will accept traveller's cheques and credit cards, ask when you enter the store if you are not sure. Beware when trying to buy clothes or shoes, the sizing used in Australia may be different from what you are used to. Check the conversion chart for Australian sizes. 

The city centre can easily be accessed by public transport, either the trains or buses. The train and northern bus stations are very close to Forrest Chase (off the Murray street mall), and can be accessed via pedestrian walkways. Throughout Perth, the public transport provider TransPerth, give people the option of commuting within the city on a CAT, which is a free bus service.

Shopping Hours
Monday 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday ( Suburbs ) 9 am - 9 pm, late night shopping
Thursday ( City ) 9 am - 5 pm
Friday ( Suburbs ) 9 am - 5 pm
Friday ( City ) 9 am - 9 pm, late night shopping
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday ( City & Fremantle) 11 am - 5 pm, not all shops

Times may vary over Christmas and other special periods.
Some of the larger shops such as Target are open from
8am til 5:30pm or even longer. This is dependent on the location.

If you want to escape the city shopping for the day then Subiaco, Claremont and Fremantle all offer a wide variety of shops. Subiaco and Claremont are more popular for their clothing fashions, and Fremantle is known for its arts & crafts and souvenirs. All of these areas are on the Fremantle train route or public bus routes. In addition to these specific shopping locations, Perth has many shopping centres which house many different stores to cater for most needs of customers. These shopping centres are all easily accessible via public transport.

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Clothing Size Conversions

Women's Clothing
Australia 8 10 12 14 16 18
France 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
Germany 32 34 36 38 40 42
Italy 38 40 42 44 46
Japan 7 9 11 13
USA 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
UK 6 8 10 12 14 16 18

 

Women's Shoes
Australia 6 7 8 9
Europe 35 36 36 37 38 38 39 40
UK 4 5 6 7
USA 6 7 8 9

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Men's Shirts
Australia 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
France 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
Germany 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
Italy 14 14½ 15 15½ 16 16½ 17
Japan 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
USA 14 14½ 15 15½ 16 16½ 17
UK 14 14½ 15 15½ 16 16½ 17

 

Men's Shoes
Australia 7 8 9 10 11 12
Europe 40 41 42 43 44½ 46 47
UK 7 8 9 10 11 12
USA 10½ 11½ 12½ 13

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