Public Transport in Australia

Major australian cities have very good public transport systems, which make travelling around them easy and convenient.

As an inetrnational student you are not entitel for consession tickets for public transport in every city.

Below you can find some information about transport in each capital city: 

For information on buses, ferries and trains call Transport Infoline: 13 15 00 or visit the website
Sydney's bus network extends to most suburbs.For more information, visit the website at:
Sydney's ferries provide the most enjoyable way to get around the harbour. All ferries depart from Circular Quay. For more information, visit the website
Sydney has a vast suburban rail network and frequent services, making trains much quicker than buses. Trains run from around 5am to midnight. For more information visit the website
No concession for international students in Sydney


Canberra's public transport provider is the ACT Internal Omnibus Network (ACTION). For more information call 13 17 10 or visit the website

Concession rules for inetrnational students :

International Student ID: 
  • This card is no longer considered by ACTION to be sufficient proof of a passenger's entitlement to concession travel.
  • Students who hold an International Student Identity Card and believe they are eligible for a concession fare on ACTION services need to apply to ACTION to obtain an ACTION Student Concession Card.
  • For further information contact ACTION on 13 17 10


For bus, train and tram timetables, maps and fares call the Met Information Centre on 13 16 38 or by visiting the website at: allow you to travel on any and all Melbourne bus, train and tram services, even if you transfer from one to another.
No concession for international students in Melbourne.


Brisbane boasts a world-class public transport network. Information on bus, train and ferry routes and connections can be obtained from the Trans-Info Service on 13 12 30 or by visiting the website at:


Transperth operates the city's public buses, trains and ferries. A single ticket allows you to travel on all forms of transport. For more information call 13 62 13 or visit the website at:

You have to apply for Smart Rider to be granted consession on public transport in Perth.


The Adelaide Metro Information Centre has timetables and sells tickets for the integrated metropolitan buses, trains and the Glenelg tram. For more information call tel 08 8210 1000 or visit the website at:


Darwinbus (City Bus Interchange, Harry Chan Ave) runs a comprehensive service from its small depot, for more information call 08 8924 7666. The Tour Tub minibus tours Darwin's sights throughout the day and you can hop on and off along the route. For more information public transport call 08 8924 7666 or visit the website at:


Metro operates the local bus network.For more information call 13 22 01 or visit the website