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Smart Travel

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Welcome to the Smart Travel page, a central point of information where students can find out about transport options to our TAFE campuses.

We work with TransPerth and the local Councils and businesses surrounding our campuses to provide the tools to plan your journey using public transport. Our facilities teams are responsible for ensuring there is transport support on campus.

We can help with the following:

  • Travel advice using public transport, including instructions  to use TransPerth apps, maps and website and ticketing options
  • Access to facilities to help with alternative transport, such as shower and locker facilities for bike riders, and maps for bus routes, walking and cycling at Murdoch campus
  • Help with organising special parking, such as ACROD and parking for special events 
  • Advice for special deliveries and access to loading docks at our campuses
  • Facilitating car-pooling and other smart travel initiatives
  • Information about the Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct and its facilities
     

If you have questions beyond the information on this page, email our friendly Smart Travel team at Smart.Travel@smtafe.wa.edu.au.

 

Using public transport

  

Our campuses are all accessible via TransPerth's network of buses and trains.

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TransPerth makes your journey planning easy with their JourneyPlanner tool. 

 

Step 1 - choose your route

It's as easy as choose your destination, choose your time of arrival (or departure) then click 'Plan Journey'.

  • Take note of the 'zones' you will travel through - review the zone maps on the TransPerth website. The number of zones is what sets your ticket price as you travel through Perth's public transport network.
  • Take note of the varying travel options you can use - you may choose a faster trip to TAFE or a slower trip with connections closer to home or study.

Did you know TransPerth offers an app for smart phone users? This handy tool allows you to plan or modify your trip on the go!

Find out more about the TransPerth app

It's a great idea to keep up with TransPerth service updates for all notifications of line disruptions. Sign up to 'My Account' to be notified about updates that matter to you.

 

Step 2 - find out how to pay

The second step is to plan how you will pay for your public transport. 

TransPerth offers convenience for regular travellers via the Smart Rider card. The card itself is free, but you'll need to add credit to the card to begin using it. Once ready, tag on at the start of your journey with your Smart Rider, then tag off at the end. Using preload top-ups also entitles you to a 20% discount. Plus, Smart Rider cards can also be used for parking at train stations.

Find out more about how Smart Rider works and what it costs.

You can also purchase tickets at train station ticket machines and when boarding buses direct to the driver for single journeys. To calculate your single journey ticket price visit http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Tickets-Fares.

 

Using alternative travel options

  

Bike or walk to campus

If you live relatively close to campus, you should consider cycling or walking!

For those making the transition to Murdoch campus in January 2018, our gym will be fitted out with showers and secure lockers with student access available.

All major campuses have bike racks, so why not kick start a healthy lifestyle and ride or walk to class.

 

Drive to campus

Most campuses have ample car parking for students, but some such as Thornlie and Murdoch are in congested precincts, so parking is very limited and charges apply. We highly recommend students attending Thornlie or Murdoch campuses consider public transport options and leave their car at home.

All our campus car parks are owned, managed and monitored by the local council for that area. Parking contrary to signage in those car parks is enforced by rangers who will issue infringement notices.

When parking in residential streets, please consider our neighbours and avoid blocking driveways, pathways and other vehicles.

While our security patrols car parks, please ensure your vehicle has no possessions in view and be sure to lock your vehicle before joining class.

To find out about parking at a particular campus, find the 'Getting to campus' information on the links below.

Armadale  |  Beaconsfield  |  Bentley  |  Carlisle  |  E-Tech (Fremantle)  |  Henderson  |  Jandakot  |  Kwinana  |  Maritime (Fremantle)  |  Munster  |  Murdoch  |  Peel  |  Rockingham  |  Thornlie

 

ACROD parking

ACROD parking is available at all campuses for those with an ACROD parking permit issued by National Disability Services WA. Bring your paperwork to any customer service counter on campus to receive an SM TAFE ACROD parking sticker.

Page last updated July 27, 2017