LIFE IN AUSTRALIA
Getting Around Australia
You will need to apply for an Opal card for Sydney’s ferries, buses, trains and light rail—or further
afield to Central Coast, the Illawarra, or Blue Mountains or apply for a go card for Bribane’s ferries,
buses, trains and light rail (International Students in Brisbane are eligible to apply for a concession
card). This means you will load Australian money onto your card to pay-as-you-go through the gate
when entering and then tap again when exiting.
Uber. is quite an effective way to get around, with less cost than a taxi. Just download the app, set up a profile with credit card, and choose the type of booking you need dependant on your budget and concerns. It is easy.
Ferries. Sydney is separated by a huge body of water, so Sydney Ferries provide an enjoyable way to get about. Take a train to Circular Quay and set off for the Parramatta River, Manly, Double Bay, Mosman, Taronga Zoo, Balmain, Cockatoo Island or Darling Harbour. Ferry services operate daily, until midnight.
Rent a car. There are several hire car companies (Avis, Budget, Europcar, Sixt, etc) if you want to pick a car up at the airport or city and go to your accommodation and get familiar with the city roads. From $55 per day plus insurance.