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29 Things You Only See In Western Australia

Sure, we're three hours behind the Eastern staters, but we're bloody tops when it comes to everything else.

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1. Bragging about having the best beaches.

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From Esperance in the south to Cable Beach in the north and everywhere in between, we don't need to travel far to experience the best coastline in the world.

2. Not getting to go to the beach because it's too hot.

Or there are things that will kill you like sharks or jellyfish.
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Or there are things that will kill you like sharks or jellyfish.

3. Talking about the weather.

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Sandgropers are obsessed with the weather. Maybe because the farmers depend on it, or maybe because it's bloody hot.

4. Unique News Stories

When you live so removed from the rest of the country, it's only natural that local important issues are aired first.
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When you live so removed from the rest of the country, it's only natural that local important issues are aired first.

5. Drinking Emu Export.

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Is there anything more West Aussie than cracking an Export tinny on the beach?

6. And building things out of Export cans.

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Need Christmas decorations? No problem.

7. Obsessing over donuts.

There used to be a time when you could only get a good donut by packing them on the plane after an Eastern states visit. Well now Perth sports its own Krispy Kreme store and a world record to boot.
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There used to be a time when you could only get a good donut by packing them on the plane after an Eastern states visit. Well now Perth sports its own Krispy Kreme store and a world record to boot.

8. Playing six degrees of Heath Ledger.

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RIP Heath. Our finest and most talented WA export. And there isn't one WA person who doesn't have a friend or a friend of a friend who knew him. Forget Kevin Bacon, ask Sandgropers about their Ledger connection.

9. Hating Victorians...

Look, we don't hate a lot of things, but back in the day those darn Vics used to steal our best footballers. Now we have two WA-based AFL teams, the rivalry isn't so bad, but we still remember and we still hold grudges.
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Look, we don't hate a lot of things, but back in the day those darn Vics used to steal our best footballers. Now we have two WA-based AFL teams, the rivalry isn't so bad, but we still remember and we still hold grudges.

10. But loving Melbourne.

Don't be confused, there's a difference between Victoria and Melbourne. And we just luuuurve Melbourne and the shopping, and the coffee, and the casinos, and the cafes and the sparkling water.
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Don't be confused, there's a difference between Victoria and Melbourne. And we just luuuurve Melbourne and the shopping, and the coffee, and the casinos, and the cafes and the sparkling water.

11. Paying $5 for a cup of coffee.

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The coffee is better in Melbourne, tbh. And cheaper.

12. Making the most of shopping hours.

Our shops only open from 9-5pm during the week and close on Sundays. That makes Saturday the most crazy time in town.
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Our shops only open from 9-5pm during the week and close on Sundays. That makes Saturday the most crazy time in town.

13. Getting the news read by these two.

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Susannah and Rick are gods. They have been reading 7 News Perth for 30 years. That's 100 years in WA time.

14. And only trusting this man if you're in country WA.

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Noel Brunning, putting the West in Golden West Network.

15. Getting put to bed by this guy.

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Wherever you are in WA, the stars come to say... gooooodniiiight. Thanks Doopa Dog!

16. Going to Bali on holidays.

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It's closer and the beer is cheaper. Nuff said.

17. For literally everything.

Bali for Christmas.Bali for Easter.Bali for New Years.Bali for wedding.Bali for honeymoon.Bali for birthday.Bali for Tuesday.
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Bali for Christmas.

Bali for Easter.

Bali for New Years.

Bali for wedding.

Bali for honeymoon.

Bali for birthday.

Bali for Tuesday.

18. And of course wearing Bintang singlets.

When in Rome....
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When in Rome....

19. Going to skimpies.

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A great and classy tradition for WA country pubs.

20. Getting quokka selfies.

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Worth going to Rotto for the weekend...

21. Going to the servo for some choc milk.

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Have you ever heard of bogan cows? We have!

22. Supporting the Telethon with Fat Cat.

West Aussies are the most generous of people and to prove how generous they are, sandgropers come out in droves to support the 24 hour Telethon Spectacular hosted by Channel 7, where all proceeds go to medical needs of young people. Plus Australia's biggest stars (aka Home and Away folks) come and answer the phone while you pledge. And Fat Cat.
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West Aussies are the most generous of people and to prove how generous they are, sandgropers come out in droves to support the 24 hour Telethon Spectacular hosted by Channel 7, where all proceeds go to medical needs of young people. Plus Australia's biggest stars (aka Home and Away folks) come and answer the phone while you pledge. And Fat Cat.

23. Wearing Hi Vis at the airport.

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Sure FIFO work has slowed down, but that doesn't seemed to have stopped the standard WA work uniform.

24. Calling it POLONY not DEVON.

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#polony #polony #polony #polony #polony #polony #polony #polony #polony #polony #polony #polony #polony #polony #polony #polony #polony #polony #polony #polony #polony #polony #polony #polony #polony #polony #polony

25. Refusing to parallel park.

Why go backwards, when WA is always moving forward.
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Why go backwards, when WA is always moving forward.

26. Driving long distances and not getting anywhere.

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Once you go north of Perth, get water supplies. Driving Perth to Kununurra takes 33 hours.

27. Hearing a WA band on the radio and pointing out that they're from WA.

Also Bon Scott spent some time in Fremantle. Don't you forget that.
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Also Bon Scott spent some time in Fremantle. Don't you forget that.

28. Saying "we carry this bloody country".

Also: "Eastern staters are ruining this country."
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Also: "Eastern staters are ruining this country."

29. And "why can't we become our own country?!"

One day, fellow Westerners... one day.
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One day, fellow Westerners... one day.

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