There are a variety of options for transport in Australia. The nation is highly dependent on road transport. An extensive rail network also connects many rural areas to major metropolitan centres.


If you hold a current drivers license in your home country, you may be able to drive in Australia without sitting for any further driving tests. However, urban public transport is increasing in popularity and often the preferred choice for tourists and international students.


Your access to public transport services will vary depending on where you live. These transport options available include buses, trains, trams and ferries. You will also be able to access private and public car services from taxis to hired limousines.


Some larger education providers in Australia will also have their own in-house transport system, which is especially useful if you have to leave your campus late at night or live in a hard-to-reach area.


Public transport costs vary and types of transport vary in each city in Australia. It is recommended to look state relevant state or territory government website to see the full range of services available, timetables, and the costs associated.


The following table presents an overview of public transport networks in Australia's larger cities. The table does not include tourist or heritage transport modes (such as the private monorail at Sea World or the tourist Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram).