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When you arrive

Find everything you need to make Perth feel like home. From getting through customs to getting around, we have all the information and advice to help you settle into your new city.

Arriving in Perth

There’s nothing more exciting than stepping off the plane in a brand-new city.

When you arrive at Perth International Airport, you can expect a warm welcome to the city from friendly staff who are there to ensure your travels through the airport are smooth and enjoyable.

To help you settle in smoothly, we’ve put together all the information and advice you’ll need to prepare for your exciting new life here in sunny Perth.

Perth Airport maps

Get to know your way around Perth’s International Airport. There are two terminal precincts so use their helpful terminal maps to locate all the facilities, shops, and places to eat available to you once you arrive.

Airport Welcome Service

As the first point of contact for international students arriving in Western Australia, the StudyPerth Welcome Service is here to make you feel welcome as soon as you land.

Our Welcome Desk is located on the left-hand side as you walk out of the arrivals doors after passing customs. Just look out for our Airport Greeters in blue!

You’ll be able to get a StudyPerth Welcome Pack designed to help you get started upon your arrival in Perth.

What to do once you land

Upon disembarking from the aircraft, follow the signs to the immigration area, where you will present your passport, visa, and completed incoming passenger card.

After clearing immigration, collect your luggage from the designated carousel and proceed through customs.

Be sure to declare any restricted items or goods as required.

Once you exit the customs area, you will find various facilities and services, including currency exchange counters, ATMs, car rental desks, and public transportation options.

If you have arranged for airport transfers or have someone picking you up, designated meeting points are clearly marked.

Airport transport

Getting to your accommodation from Perth Airport couldn’t be easier. With its convenient, central location, you can be in Perth’s CBD within 15-20 minutes.


Perth’s newest train line provides a fast connection from Perth Airport, getting you to the Perth CBD in only 18 minutes!


The City Shuttle bus offers a cheaper option for commuters and takes around 25 minutes to get to the city.

Taxi or rideshare

Taking a Perth airport taxi or private transfer is a comfortable and convenient travel option. Taxis and most rideshares are available 24/7 and take just 20 minutes to reach Perth city centre.

Discounted Short-Stay Accommodation

Are you looking for a place to stay when you first land in Perth before moving to your permanent accommodation?

StudyPerth has negotiated student rates with some hostel accommodation providers to make the accommodation as affordable as possible.

Take advantage of a number of discounted rates available exclusively through StudyPerth partner providers.