Yoshihiro Nakamura

Diego

COLUMBIA

"Holmesglen gave me the opportunity to learn about the real Australian work environment, but also I enjoyed studying in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere."

Erica Hsieh

TAIWAN

"Melbourne is a fantastic place to live in. The people are all friendly and caring, and the multicultural aspect makes it a very diverse place to live and study in. I feel that every day in Melbourne is different, and some of my new friends that I’ve met here are truly fantastic."

Gail kampengele

Kelly

UNITED KINGDOM

"I would recommend anyone thinking of studying abroad to think of Australia and Holmesglen. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want Christmas in the sun!"

Renato Chagas Prieto

Oscar

PERU

"I really enjoyed my time at Holmesglen. Firstly, because of the people I met, from all over the world and between some of us we developed a truthful lasting friendship."

Efrain Froilan Carasas Castillo

Vanesiah

INDONESIA

"The lecturers at Holmesglen are wonderful. They are friendly, approachable, supportive and willing to help. It’s such a great experience to be taught by people who are at the forefront of their filed."

Transport

Melbourne Transport System

Trams, buses and trains are a cheap and easy way to get around Melbourne. The Journey Planner available at http://www.ptv.vic.gov.au can assist you with planning your travel and getting around Melbourne. 

International students are NOT entitled to student concessions on public transport. Full fares apply. Fines are heavy if you are caught travelling on the Melbourne transport system on concession or without a valid ticket for the correct zone.

Public transport travel tickets entitle you to transport on all trains, buses and trams within the zone/s you have paid for. The transport system does not operate from Melbourne to the Airport. 

Further information on the public transport system (fares, tickets, timetables) please visit the Public Transport Victoria website at http://www.ptv.vic.gov.au.

   

For a comprehensive selection of maps for the Victorian Public Transport system, please visit: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/maps

Driving in Australia

Cars are the most common form of transport. In Australia, cars drive on the left-hand side of the road and seatbelts must be worn by EVERYONE in the car.

The driver must have either an Australian Driver’s Licence or must bring an International Driving Permit from your country. Drink driving (driving when under the influence of alcohol) is strictly prohibited. Failure to obey drink driving laws may result in loss of licence and heavy fines.

Drive safely!

Traffic in Melbourne is not as heavy as in your major cities back home. This is not an excuse to speed. Speeding incurs heavy fines and loss of licence. Always stick to the speed limit and keep your passengers safe. As a passenger, ask your driver to slow down if you feel uncomfortable. 

Car insurance is essential if you are thinking of owning a car in Australia. A student who buys a car is very strongly advised to purchase third party and comprehensive insurance to cover you and other drivers in case of an accident. We do not recommend that you consider buying a car if you are unable to meet these costs.

Taxis

Taxis may seem expensive to students. Why not share the cost with friends and arrive home quickly and safely.

Taxis are metered, so you can see the cost in front of you. There is a minimum “flag fall” charge, and then a charge per kilometre travelled. Taxi drivers do not expect to be tipped.

For more information about Victorian Taxi’s please visit http://www.taxi.vic.gov.au.

Interstate Travel

As a student, you may wish to apply for a STA student travel card which entitles you to discounted interstate travel. STA outlets are located in most major shopping centres.

More information can be found by visiting the STA travel website at http://www.statravel.com.au/home.htm

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