Transportation in Australia
Australia is a
huge country. The road network is approximately 910,000 km long,
with the drive from Sydney to Perth being 4,078 km!
This section explains the different ways to travel and commute,
including public transport, driving, taxis, trains, and flying.
Many migrants buy a car soon after arrival, so we guide you through
the steps of purchasing a new or used vehicle. We also explain how
to either exchange or attain an Australian driver's license.
Buying a car
There are many steps in buying your first new or used car in
Australia. Knowing the process will get you started. Learn more
Depending on where you live in Australia, public transport might
include buses, trains, trams, light-rail systems, and/or ferries.
Getting a driver's licence
Many migrants can simply show their national licence and receive
an Australian one. Others must go through the full process of
getting a licence. Learn more
Catching a taxi
As in most countries, you catch (get) a taxi on the road by
waving it down. You can also telephone for one to come and pick you
up. Learn more