Public transport in Australia includes buses, trains, trams and ferries. You will need to pay a fare or buy a ticket to use most services. Concessions are normally available for students, seniors and Health Care Card holders. Weekly or monthly tickets are usually cheaper than daily or single journey […]

Taxis or ‘cabs’ operate 24 hours a day in most parts of Australia. A meter on the dashboard of the taxi shows the fare. Taxi companies are listed online and in the Yellow Pages under ‘Taxi cabs’. Most cities have special taxis available for people using a wheelchair or […]

Cyclists must obey all road rules and signs, and your bicycle must have working brakes and a bell. If you ride a bike, you and any passenger must wear a helmet. When riding at night, your bike must have front and rear lights. Always lock your bicycle when you leave […]

Walking is a popular recreational activity in Australia. Cross roads at traffic lights or pedestrian crossings. Look carefully to your left and right to check for traffic. Do not walk on roads or rail tracks. If you plan to walk in the bush, ensure you are equipped properly and tell […]

Private transport is transport that you own and use as you wish. Most Australians use cars or motor bikes for private transport. Car ownership is convenient but it is also expensive. There are many responsibilities involved in owning and driving a car in Australia. Hitchhiking, that is getting a […]