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Flights and Airport Pickup

Arriving in Australia

When you book your flights try to ensure you arrive a few days before Orientation to give you time to settle in, get over jetlag and get to know your surroundings.

Most students coming to Australia will arrive from international flights through Sydney or Melbourne. You will need to make your way from the international terminal to the domestic terminal by following signs or asking a member of staff (Sydney will have bus transportation between terminals).

Australian Security

When you arrive in Australia for the first time, you will be introduced to Australia's border security. They will conduct initial Customs and Immigration checks to make sure you have the correct VISA and are not bringing any prohibited items into the country. Make sure to complete the required travel card correctly which is given to you on the plane.

Arriving in Hobart or Launceston

It is important to book your flights to the city your campus is in, as Hobart and Launceston are about 200 kilometres apart; Sandy Bay is in Hobart, and Newnham and Inveresk are in Launceston.

When you land in Hobart or Launceston, you will be required to make your way across the tarmac to the loading bay where bags need to be collected. You can do this by following signs to baggage claim.

Airport Pickup

Once you have landed and collected your luggage, you will need to make your way to your organised transportation option.

The University of Tasmania offers a complimentary airport pickup service to all new international students who are arriving in Tasmania for the first time. You will need to request this service at least three (3) days before arriving in Tasmania.

Airport shuttle from Launceston to Hobart (and vice versa) is not available, so please ensure you select the correct airport to fly into.

Other alternative transportation from the airport to your accommodation are:

  • Taxi services (On site)
  • Uber
  • Airport shuttle bus services for $19
  • Metro Bus services

Please note that Airports in Tasmania are quiet small, safe and secure.