This section focuses on what you need to know immediately on arrival at Sydney airport as well as information to assist you to settle in during your first few weeks. Remember to arrange your airport pickup and accommodation before you arrive and use the transport links, maps and virtual tours to help you find your way around.

Arriving in Australia

The University offers a complimentary Airport Pick-up Service for all newly enrolling International UOW students. The University also provides this service for newly enrolling UOW College students who have a progressive offer for a University of Wollongong degree course* and who are arriving in Australia for the first time. You will be collected from Sydney Airport International or Domestic terminal and transported directly to your Wollongong accommodation destination.

Airport Pick-up from International Arrivals Sydney: A representative of Leisure Coast Limousines will meet you at the Meeting Point which is a designated meeting area in the International Terminal. The Meeting Point is opposite the ANZ bank and is located between Gates B and Gates C in the Arrivals Hall. The representative will have a sign with the UOW logo on it. If you wish to use the airport pickup service, apply online.

Airport Pickup requests should be submitted at least 72 hours prior to arrival in Australia. Requests submitted after this time period, may not be approved in time. If you have a question about this service please read our information page or contact Accommodation Services on +61 2 4252 8242.

With affordable rooms and options to live on-campus, near the beach or in the city, there is a UOW student residence to meet everyone's needs and wishes. All new students are guaranteed a fully-furnished room in UOW’s supportive and secure student accommodation.


Please refer to International Student Programs, which includes further information on support services for UOW international students

Catching the bus to University and around Wollongong is inexpensive and easy. Three free shuttle buses now connect students, staff and visitors with the Wollongong Campus. For information on the Wollongong free shuttle bus service click here.

This online learning website provides information and links to UOW student resources for online learning of courses.