Perth is lovely, although it can get Hot in Summer (Dec - Jan - Feb).
Usually three words describe it......Hot Windy and Sandy. The soil here is mostly sand based as opposed to dirt.
If that makes sense...?
Anyhoo, happy travels and Welcome to West Oz!!!!
My girlfriend and I are also moving Perth in Jan. We moved to my home in Canada 6 months ago and decided to give Perth a go.
Just thought I'd drop in to say hello! :)