Welcome to the Smart Travel page, a central point of information where you can find out about transport options to our 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 at Murdoch and Carlisle campuses
- 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.
Our campuses are all accessible via TransPerth's network of buses and trains. TransPerth makes your journey planning easy with their JourneyPlanner tool(opens in a new tab) .
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(opens in a new tab) .
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(opens in a new tab) .
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(opens in a new tab) .
Bike or walk to campus
If you live relatively close to campus, you should consider cycling or walking!
Those at our Murdoch campus can enjoy showers and secure lockers with student access available in T block, bottom floor.
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 Carlisle and Murdoch are in congested precincts, so parking is very limited and students may be disappointed when carparks are full. We highly recommend students attending Carlisle or Murdoch campuses consider public transport options and leave their car at home.
Parking contrary to signage in car parks is enforced and infringement notices may be issued.
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.
ACROD parking is available at all campuses for those with an ACROD parking permit issued by National Disability Services WA.
You can park in marked ACROD bays by displaying your parking permit clearly in the window.
To find available ACROD parking on campus, view the relevant campus map on the campuses page.