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About this app is a Matrix service run for Perth, Western Australia.

Started in 2017 it’s one of the larger Matrix instances in Australia. This service was created to provide a secure, open source and ad-free messaging experience. Matrix servers interconnect allowing users to make friends and join rooms with people from all over the world.

This Perthchat application is a re-branded fork of the popular Element Android client found here:

Perthchat’s features include:
- End-to-end encrypted messaging to secure your organisations communications
- Decentralized chat based on the open source Matrix protocol
- Secure file sharing and collaboration
- Voice/video calling and screen sharing

Freedom from Advertising
This application doesn’t mine user data or share it with 3rd parties. Advertising is forbidden in the public rooms featured on .

No Limits
Our service doesn’t wall you in, you’re free to join/create rooms and communities across the global Matrix network. There are no premium features, you can enjoy everything the service offers just by registering.

Host it Yourself
As a truly decentralised social network you’re able to create your own homeserver for you and your friends/colleagues, experience perthchat and the rest of the Matrix network by hosting your own server:

Pick Your Client
As an open source protocol there are many client softwares that are built to work with Matrix. You don’t need to use this application, you can connect to our service using a wide range of available clients:

Open Source
The Perthchat app is a free and open source software hosted on GitLab, to report a bug or contribute please visit:
Updated on
Jan 5, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, Messages and 6 others
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Messages and 7 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

What's new

Merge upstream to 1.5.18, further disabled the analytics.