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How to Get Around As a Student in Melbourne

Experienced scholars know the value of taking time away from studying to recharge and relax – be it with delicious food, thrift store bargains or koala cuddles!

Students traveling interstate or internationally for enrollment-related travel should register their local address, contact details and next of kin via the Student Portal to help the University contact them in case any emergency arises. This will assist the university with reaching them if required. Several Cathay Pacific flights to Melbourne are now available.

Public transport

Students studying in Melbourne have various public transport options available to them, including trains, trams, buses and ferries. Many services operate 24/7 for convenience and cost effectiveness; taxis or ride-sharing apps like Uber or Lime can also help students to navigate around. Taxis or ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lime are other useful forms of travel, while cycling through Melbourne’s network of bike paths is another effective means of transit – just be mindful of pedestrians when cycling! It is also advisable to wear a helmet when cycling for safety when travelling through Melbourne city!

Myki cards provide convenient public transportation access in Melbourne and some regional areas of Victoria, Australia. Available to buy at 7-Eleven stores, premium train stations and myki machines, these tickets make using public transit more accessible. Once purchased, myki cards should be used correctly by tapping on and off at each journey’s start/end points in order to avoid penalty fares and always keeping credit loaded on them at all times.

Buses are an economical and popular form of public transport in Melbourne, offering more than 50 routes across its metropolitan area and many that run 24 hours a day. Route information and timetables can be found at Public Transport Victoria website.

Public transit can help save both money and reduce carbon emissions, while providing a great opportunity to meet new people and discover your city. Students enrolled full time for at least one semester are eligible for myki concession cards – more information can be found on the PTV website or contact your educational provider directly for details.


Student transport makes getting around Melbourne an easy experience with public transport, and trams are one of the more popular forms of transit. Running regularly through most streets and roads in Melbourne’s inner suburbs, trams offer an ideal alternative to trains when covering shorter distances or when destination points don’t have an adjacent train station nearby. A single trip costs the same as buses or trains and you can use myki as payment – myki is a reusable smart card which stores money value to use on buses, trams and trains across Victoria – for more details visit either myki’s website or Public Transport Victoria website

Melbourne’s public transport system is highly efficient, with buses, trams and trains running continuously throughout the day and night. Myki is the most convenient payment method and students receive discounts when using it as part of their student pass. You can purchase myki cards from many retailers or public transport ticket machines. Furthermore, purchasing an annual student pass could save money off daily myki Money fare fees.

One of the key aspects of Melbourne for students is learning its transport system. You can access maps, timetables and information through Public Transport Victoria website or download an app like Citymapper to make it easier. Furthermore, selecting accommodation within walking distance to your university or college will make commuting much less hectic.

Zone 1 includes many of Melbourne’s premier universities, covering both the central business district and inner city suburbs. Students in Zone 1 universities can purchase an iUSEpass that grants unlimited travel on trams and buses within their university zones – this option is especially useful for international students unfamiliar with Melbourne’s transport network.


Melbourne offers students an ideal city environment, featuring tram, bus and train networks to explore. All forms of public transport are linked together by Melbourne’s myki ticketing system which makes paying for all of your travel needs easy – simply tap or swipe your card when entering train station gates to pay. When exiting platforms touch off. myki cards can be purchased online as well as at premium stations or retailers across Victoria as well as via their app.

Myki explorer card provides one day of unlimited public transport travel in metropolitan zones. You can extend or add days by topping up through myki.com, PTV app, stations and retailers that display myki signs or retailers that sell myki cards.

Students looking for something different may also enjoy scenic train routes; one such railway, Bellarine Railway in Queenscliff located approximately 40 minutes outside Melbourne offers both diesel and steam train rides; additionally they host their annual Day Out With Thomas event which runs during Easter, July, and September school holidays.

Myki student passes provide discounted or free travel on Melbourne’s public transport system for primary and secondary school students as well as Australian citizens or permanent residents enrolled full time for at least the first half of each academic year – as long as they hold either an ID from PTV School Student IDs or International Student Travel Passes from ISU/ISAR/ISTC or another approved organisation.

Bike share

Bike sharing in Melbourne can be an enjoyable and convenient way to discover its streets and landscape. Through Melbourne Bike Share you can rent bikes daily for just a $5 daily rental fee or subscribe for weekly or annual subscription. These bikes can be found across over 50 locations around town and used for 30 minute sessions each time – the cost being less than taxi rides! To use one though you must be over 15 years old with height requirements met first.

Cycling in Melbourne can be enjoyable, provided that a helmet is worn and road rules are observed. Many bike rental companies provide helmets to customers; additionally, many stores sell bikes or e-scooters that may travel up to 20 km/per hour on bike lanes and shared paths; they must not travel on footpaths or roads however.

Sydney residents have seen bicycle ownership grow dramatically over time; one out of every five residents now cycle weekly compared to just over 10 years ago, when only 14% of inner Sydney council residents regularly rode.

However, cycling fatalities have seen a substantial drop in Australia over the last five years due to multiple factors. One such factor is that most casualties involved experienced cyclists on their own bikes instead of renting them; this trend prompted some critics to demand helmet laws be removed for those using public bike-share systems and make them safer and more popular; such an idea should only be pursued if government investment in improving biking infrastructure allows exemption of helmet requirements from bike share users.


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