[See the Google Map, or my Flickr version with annotations.]
I also managed to find a reasonable image of the University of Western Australia where I study and work:
[See the Google Map, or my Flickr capture with annotations.]
It's interesting to note, though, that while the Google FAQ describes the keyhole images as "current, but not real-time", the North American photos are frequently updated, while I can guesstimate from the details in these Western Australian shots that they're probably from, at the latest, February this year (possibly earlier since if you explore further, you'll discover the UWA Club is still under construction and Greenwood Train Station doesn't even exist yet!).
Finally, for really compelling use of the satellite images in terms of current affairs, have a look at these images of Iraq's buring oilfields ...
Update (6.15pm, 3 July): At Robert Corr's suggestion, I checked out Skyview, which is a WA-based commerical service and they have better resolution images for Western Australian locations (see Robert's examples here). For comparrison, I now have a bigger house:
On the downside, you can't direct-link images, and have to pay for bigger images ...