Traveling to Australia
You are required to make your own travel arrangements to Australia. We recommend that you arrive at least 1 – 2 weeks before the start of your course to allow enough time for settling in, adjusting to the climate and overcoming jet-lag.
If you are studying at the Parramatta campus, you should aim to fly into Sydney International Airport as this is the closest international airport at just 33kms from the main campus.
Documents to bring
Before you travel to Australia you should prepare a folder of official documents to bring with you including:
- Valid passport with student visa.
- Offer of place/admission letter from Linx Institute.
- Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) issued by Linx Institute.
- Receipts of payments (e.g. tuition fees, OSHC, bank statements etc.)
- Insurance policies.
- Original or certified copies of your academic transcripts and qualifications.
- Other personal identification documents, e.g. birth certificate, ID card, drivers licence.
- Medical records and/or prescriptions.
If you are travelling with your family you will need to include their documents as well. Keep all documents in your carry-on luggage. In case you lose the originals, make copies that can be left behind with family and sent to you.
Transport in Australia
Public Transport in New South Wales
The NSW Public Transport Website has all the information you need to plan your trip by train, bus ferry or light rail and includes a trip planner, timetables, fare information and up to date status reports.
Throughout New South Wales, the Opal Card has been introduced as a convenient way of paying for travel on public transport. This card is valid on all forms of public transport including trains, ferries, buses and light rail. Discounted travel is available on weekends and pubic holidays.
Transport around Australia, including to and from the Parramatta campus, is easily accessible via train. Parramatta is a major suburban station, well served by Western Line trains to Central Sydney, the North Shore and the Blue Mountains. Trains to Sydney City Centre run at least every 10 minutes and take 30 minutes for the trip.
Bus services operate throughout Australia, with over 50 bus services running to the Parramatta bus interchange. The majority of bus services accept the opal card as fare payment and serve as a convenient mode of transport to specific and remote locations.
Perhaps one of the most enjoyable ways of getting around is via ferry. Ferries provide a scenic route to locations across Sydney Harbour, with a regular ferry running from Circular Quay to the Charles Street Wharf in Parramatta.
Sydney and its surrounding suburbs is an extremely cycle friendly city with an array of cycle lanes as well as off-road cycling tracks to follow. It is law in Australia to follow the basic road safety rules, which include stopping at a red light, riding on the left, using hand signals, wearing a helmet and displaying lights for when it is dark.
Taxis can be booked by phone or hailed on the street. They are vacant if their light is on. Ubers are usually cheaper than taxis and are booked via the Uber app. You must have an Uber account to book an Uber.