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All campuses are accessible by several forms of public transport including buses, trams and trains.
Public transport information is available from Metlink (Phone 131 638).
The Deakin University Student Association (DUSA) at Waterfront, Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool campuses carry a limited stock of bus timetables and tram timetables.
Myki is a reusable smart card that you can use to pay for your travel. You will have to touch your myki card on at the appropriate yellow myki card reader when entering a train station, and touch off at the appropriate yellow myki card reader when exiting a train station. Likewise, when hopping on a bus or tram, touch your myki card on at the yellow myki card reader on the tram or bus, and touch off at the yellow myki card reader when you hop off. You can top up your Myki card with credit at the machines located at train stations or some tram stops, or you can top up online on the Myki webite.
More information on myki is available from the myki website.
Please note that:
There are a number of street directories. Melways is commonly used with maps of Melbourne and surrounding areas. It also shows all the major train, bus and tram routes. The easiest way to find streets and places such as restaurants is to simply look up the index at the back.
A copy of Melways costs around $50. Current editions can be purchased from post offices, newsagencies and some department stores such as K-Mart. Older editions (which are cheaper) may be purchased from second-hand shops.
Taxis can be expensive. If you are travelling long distances such as to or from the city, you may wish to catch a taxi with a group of friends so you can split the cost.
Some of the major taxi companies are:
When travelling around Victoria or interstate, you travel on coaches or trains (Country Link in Sydney and Brisbane; Great Southern Railway in Adelaide, Perth and Alice Springs; and V/Line in Victoria) which depart from Southern Cross Station in the city. V/Line operates beyond the metropolitan area. As such different tickets (not myki) are required from the train station. For more information call V/Line on 13 61 96.
Useful transport telephone numbers and websites
If you need more information on public transport, or perhaps you are thinking of walking or cycling to the Melbourne Burwood Campus, then visit TravelSmart . You will also find news and events, including the latest competitions as well as useful travel tips.
A TravelSmart map (5 MB) has been developed by the Department of Infrastructure, Melways and Deakin University and the City of Whitehorse to provide sustainable transport information on a pocket-sized street map with standard Melway references.