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Getting around

Now that you've arrived, getting around Queensland is easy. With great public transport networks, well-maintained freeways and motorways, as well as bikeways and bike share networks, there are plenty of ways for you to explore this great state.

Public transport

Queensland is well serviced by public transport including buses, trains, trams and ferries. The cheapest and easiest way to use the public transport system in Queensland is to purchase a go card. These cards allow you to easily switch between modes of transport on the one fare and also give you discounted rates on travel. Further travel concessions may also be available for international students.*

Translink operates the public transport network across south-east Queensland, Cairns, Mackay and Toowoomba. You can view routes, plan your journey, and find real-time status updates on their website. For information on local public transport options outside of these areas please visit the relevant campus page

*English Language students may not be eligible to purchase or travel on concession tickets.


Cycling is a convenient and inexpensive way to get around. Queensland has many beautiful and well-maintained bikeways, as well as bicycle lanes on main roads. For more information about bicycle tracks in your area, visit your local city council website.


Driving in Australia

If you're planning on driving in Queensland, the easiest thing to do is to bring an English translated international driver's licence with you. Alternatively, you can apply for a Queensland drivers licence once you arrive in Australia.

Keep in mind that Australians drive on the left-hand side of the road, so this might take some time for you to get used to. For more information about driving and road rules in Queensland visit the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Life in Australia

Find out more about what life in Australia is really like and get information on the Australian climate, finding accommodation, and working in Australia. 

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