SmartRider is a contactless payment card that can be used for public transport services in Perth and the surrounding areas. It is a convenient and secure way to pay for your travel, as it allows you to top up funds on the card and simply tap on and off when using public transport.
Uber is a smarter, more cost efficient, safe way to get around Perth when compared to a regular taxi. You’ll need to download the Uber app to your smartphone and set-up a user profile including your credit card details. From there, you can use the app to book a car at the tap of a button.
Best of all, Uber is cashless - your credit card is automatically charged - and there’s no need to tip.
If you have an international drivers license, you may choose to travel by car. You’ll need to cover the cost of registration, compulsory insurance, maintenance, petrol, tolls and parking if you have your own car.
Riding a bike is a fun, healthy and sustainable way of getting around the city, and Perth is a great place to ride a bike and explore. Using 2 wheels can also save you time and money.
Note that riding without a bike helmet is illegal in Australia.
Key Perth Suburbs
Check out our list of the best suburbs for international students, within the Perth metropolitan area.