As well as having one of the best education systems in the world, Melbourne also has one of the most sophisticated public transport networks. Our institutions are well serviced by trains, buses and the cityï¿½s historic trams. Itï¿½s a network that will help you get to and from your studies. It will also help you discover the rich diversity of Melbourne.
Viclink provides public transport information and services for regional Victoria (areas of Victoria other than Melbourne and the metropolitan suburbs) and is operated by Metlink.
Viclink provides information for customers travelling in Victoriaï¿½s regional areas by train and coach including:
- Fares and ticketing services for trains and coaches
- Customer information regarding trains, coaches and town bus services, including timetables, useful signage, journey planning, and a dedicated call centre.
Metlink and Viclink can be contacted by telephone on 131 638 for information on metropolitan and regional train, tram, bus and coach services and bookings. There is also a TTY facility for passengers with hearing difficulties on (03) 9619 2727.
Public Transport Concessions
Overseas students may be eligible for transport concessions in Victoria if they are studying as part of a recognised exchange program, if they have refugee status or if they hold an Australian Development Scholarship.
Fee-paying international students are not entitled to concession fares on public transport. The majority of the cost of providing public transport to international students is already met by the State of Victoria.
Overseas students who drive in Melbourne and throughout Victoria find the traffic orderly and easy to navigate. There are plenty of car parks in the city and suburbs, and most apartment buildings and houses include on-site parking. In Australia everyone drives on the left hand side of the road, and you must have a drivers license to be able to drive a vehicle. The Vic Roads website has information on how to obtain a drivers license within Australia.
Getting around Victoria is easy. And so is getting here. Melbourne Airport in Tullamarine, Victoriaï¿½s international airport, links Melbourne to the rest of the world.