Parking is as expensive as any city in Australia – even if backpackers do not always pay their traffic tickets. However, many backpacking cars are registered in Western Australia so they are more like to have to pay the traffic fine.
The area of Perth is huge. I don’t recommend to park in central Perth. When I was there I just drove to the suburbs outside near a park or so. It was relatively easy, but not as nice as in other places. I was not really convinced of my camping places so I always tried to find new ones. Maybe someone else can recommend a great spot.
Those who have a car registered in Western Australia will quickly leave the city behind or switch to public transport, as they will be more likely to pay in WA.
Perth WA, Australia-31.9505269115.8604572