Getting Around

Getting around Brisbane is easy whether you prefer public transport or private with a car, bicycle or walking.

Brisbane has a modern, clean and safe interconnected public transport system including a 24-hour rail system, buses, river ferries and taxis.

go cards

go cards provide users with discounts on all public transport including the rail and bus network, and the Brisbane River Ferry system.

Simply tap at the start of your journey, and at the end and the system will automatically calculate your fare and deduct it from the balance on your card.

Once activated, your student card will entitle you to a further discounted rate on Brisbane’s public transport system.

Information regarding bus and train timetables can be found online or by visiting the college’s Student Services.

Driver’s License

It is compulsory both in Queensland and all other Australian States and Territories for drivers of cars to possess a valid driver’s license.

You can learn to drive with a driving school or instructor and they will also help to prepare you for the driving test provided by the Queensland Transport office of your choice.

If you currently hold a current driver licence from your home country, please check with the Department of Transport and Main Roads about whether your licence from your home country is accepted in Queensland and whether you are eligible to drive.

For further information, please contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads by calling 13 23 80 or visit their website.


If you do not have your own bike, CityCycle is an affordable and fun alternative to get around the inner city areas.

Brisbane City Council provides citizens up to 2000 bikes and 150 stations located between University of Queensland, St Lucia and Newstead.

You can easily travel from station to station by simply purchasing a casual pass at any CityCycle site or monthly pass online.

Questions about travelling within Brisbane? Ask our Student Support team

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