Australia's most famous housewife has touched down ahead of the Perth leg in her farewell tour.
Dame Edna Everage will next month hang up her stockings after almost 60 years in showbiz and the Moonee Ponds widow says she's looking forward to retirement.
"I don't want to be worshipped, I don't feel that's my role. I'm just a person," she told a packed media room in Perth this morning.
"A lot of people put me on a pedestal but I don't need that.
"I just want to mingle with ordinary people and enjoy my extreme wealth."
Standing next to an arrangement of gladioli, the Dame expressed her thrill to be back in Perth, and was quick to bond with waiting media.
Asked how she had found Perth on this trip, Dame Edna observed that the quality of Australian media has remained largely unchanged since she first began touring.
"What I love about Australia is that the level of questioning remains more or less as it did in the 50s," she said.
"How have you found Perth? Well I got on a plane in Sydney and sure enough it landed here.
"And so I found Perth."
But the group's official spokesman, comedian Barry Humphries, says the performers may still make occasional appearances on television.