The travel is highly convenient in Australia. With a wide range of transport options, such as buses, trains, trams, ferries and more, international students in Australia can enjoy great connectivity on roads. Other modes of travel include public and private car services which will largely depend on the location. Moreover, many larger universities also have in-house transport system, making it easier for the overseas students to commute.
Travel and Transport Concessions:
- ACT (Australian Capital Territory Government) – With identity card or ACTION students concession card
- NSW – Discounted MyMulti passes, saving up to 35 per cent on travel
- Northern Territory – Free travel by presenting a valid student card
- Queensland – Fee Exemption Policy
- South Australian Government – On presentation of formal student identification card
- Victoria – Single ticket system
- Tasmania – Same travel concessions as local students
- Western Australia – Single ticket system
The international students can drive in Australia, without sitting for a driving test, if they hold a current driver’s licence from the home country. On the contrary, if you are in Australia for more than 3 months, many Australian territories or state governments need the migrants to own a valid Australian driving licence.
Even with a very reliable travel industry, individuals still can face unplanned issues while they travel. But a travel insurance can cover mishaps or missed flights in case of emergencies. The travel insurance companies, travel booking agents and airlines can help the international students to get a comprehensive travel cover for cancelled flights, missed flights, lost luggage and more.