Wollongong has a reliable transport network of trains, buses and taxis. Transport Infoline can help you plan your trip if you require more than one mode of transport. Renting or purchasing a car is also an option – as is riding a bike!
If you are in Australia on a student (temporary) visa and you do not intend to become a permanent resident, you will be regarded as a visiting driver, and will be permitted to drive on your licence from home. If the licence is not written in English, an International Driving Permit or and English translation must also be carried with the licence when driving.
Wollongong is on the South Coast train line. Train is an affordable way to get around Wollongong or the rest of the state. It takes about 90 minutes to get to Sydney’s Central Station, where there are connections to the airport.
Buses are a quick and easy way to get around Wollongong, and most routes directly service the University:
The new Wollongong shuttle bus service provides free transport to and from the University and across the city.
Bicycles are a cheap way to get around the city, which has dedicated cycle paths – often taking in spectacular scenery. Second-hand bikes are available from bike shops or other students – these will be advertised on notice boards around the campus. Wearing a helmet is compulsory. A helmet costs about $20-$50.
Bicycles do not require an entry permit to the university, however they must be parked in designated bike racks.
The University of Wollongong offers a free airport pick-up service for international students.