Travelling from A to B quickly and easily
You’ll want to explore your local town, city or even the whole of Australia while you study. Depending on where you’re going and where you’re coming from, your transport options include buses, trains, taxis, ferries, planes, cars, bikes and of course, walking.
If you choose to drive or cycle in Australia, you’ll need to understand the rules and meet any requirements before hitting the road.
Student travel discounts
You might be eligible for international student discounts (concessions) on public transport, but this will depend on where you live.
|ACT||You get a concession by showing your student ID card or applying for an ACTION Students Concession Card|
|NSW||You generally don’t get transport concessions, but some education institutions offer MyMulti passes, which give you discounts on buses, trains, light rail and most ferries in Sydney|
|NT||If you’re a university or VET student, you get unlimited bus travel for three hours for $1 when you show your student ID card|
|QLD||You get a concession if you’re a full-time student (enrolled in a course approved by Centrelink for Austudy purposes)|
|SA||You get a concession by showing your student ID card|
|VIC||You may be eligible for a concession card if you’re studying as part of an approved overseas exchange program, have refugee status or hold an Australian Development Scholarship|
|TAS||You get the same travel concessions as local students|
|WA||You are eligible for concessions if you’re a full-time student|
Places to visit
One of the reasons you likely want to study in Australia is because you’ve seen how beautiful the country is. Millions of people visit Australia each year to visit its pristine coastal areas, lush rainforests and red deserts, and enjoy its world-class food and wine, beautiful beaches, unique flora and fauna and relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
People and Culture
Australian cities are quite diverse. You will likely meet people from many different ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, including Australia’s indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands people. The Aboriginal culture is an important part of Australia’s national identity.