Whether you're out exploring, going to the shops or rushing to class, there are lots of ways to travel around Australia.

Just like any new country, some local knowledge can go a long way – so let's guide you through the public and private transport systems available in Victoria.

Public transport system

The best way to see and do everything in Victoria is via the public transport system, Public Transport Victoria (PTV).

You can catch a train or bus across Melbourne, Geelong, Warrnambool and other regional areas, or hop on a tram to get to inner-city suburbs of Melbourne.

Just like any new city, it's a great idea to get to know the system before you arrive – especially if this will be your first time on a tram.

Everything you'll need to know about travelling on Victoria's public transport system is available on the PTV website.

Find out more about our public transport system

How to pay for public transport

When travelling in and around Melbourne, Geelong and Warrnambool you'll need to buy a Myki – these are re-usable, pre-paid cards that can be used for train, tram and bus travel.

Myki cards can be purchased and loaded with credit at selected convenience stores or stations located across Victoria.

The only public transport network that doesn't need a Myki card is the Warrnambool local bus network. To travel on these buses, you'll need to purchase a paper ticket on the bus or at the station.

Find out more about ticketing, fares and Myki cards

Map out your journey with the PTV mobile app

To help you get around easily, PTV has created a mobile app. It has timetables, network updates and an easy-to-use journey planner.

Just add your location and destination details, and the journey planner will give you the best transport options – it's like having your own travel buddy in your pocket.

Download the PTV app

Getting to campus

There are lots of options available when travelling to campus. To help you, we've mapped out the best ways to travel to each campus via their location pages.

Travel to the Melbourne Burwood Campus
Travel to the Geelong Waterfront Campus
Travel to the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Travel to the Warrnambool Campus

International transport discounts

If you're an international student studying an eligible undergraduate course, you may be eligible to apply for an International Undergraduate Student Education (iUSE) pass.

The iUSE reduces the cost of your PTV fare.

Find out more about the iUSE pass

Driving in Australia

If you prefer your independence, then driving and exploring Australia's attractions by road is for you. 

If you have a valid driver's licence in your country, you could be eligible to apply for an international driver's licence when you arrive. 

Everything you need to know about roads, rules and licensing in Australia is available at the VicRoads website.

Find out more about driving in Australia at VicRoads

Airport pick-up service

Before you arrive you can apply for the student airport pick-up service. 

To be eligible you must be coming to Australia as a Deakin international student for the first time, and your accommodation must already be arranged.

Apply now for our airport pick-up service

How can I cancel or change my arrival details?

If you need to cancel or change your booking for your airport pick-up please email our office at with at least 48 hours notice. Failure to do so may result in you being charged for the airport pick-up fee.

What should I do if I can't find my driver at the airport?

If you cannot find your driver in the Melbourne Airport International Arrival Hall, please check that you are waiting in the correct place – you should be waiting at the Melbourne Airport meeting point.

Upon your arrival at the meeting point please wait until your driver arrives. Do not walk away from the meeting point.