Welcome

Uni life can be complicated at first, so this site will help make it a little easier to navigate your first semester at Monash. The weeks listed here represent the twelve teaching weeks of semester. Just start scrolling to browse topics to see important deadlines to help you manage your studies each week. 

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Getting around Melbourne

Explore the city’s attractions, arts and culture, cafes and restaurants, entertainment, and night-life to make the most of life in Melbourne. Discover the latest events at Visit Victoria.

There are so many ways to travel around this beautiful city. Here are some of the more cost effective and environmentally friendly ways to do this.

Public transport

This is common and easy to use. Just get yourself a myki card and hop on a train, tram or bus. Go to the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) website or get the PTV app.

Monash offers non-concession students (including international students), the opportunity to participate in the Monash Commuter Club scheme. The scheme offers public transport users a 10% discount on a 365 day pass.

iUSEpass: International Undergraduate Student Education Pass

The iUSEpass gives you to a 50% discount on an annual transport pass. It allows unlimited travel for 365 days from the first day you use it. The pass allows you to travel on trains, buses and trams.

Upfront payment is required for the entire 12 months. The iUSEpass is available for undergraduate students only.

Choosing your zones

Depending on where you want to travel, you can choose to buy a pass to travel in:

  • Zones 1 and 2 (all suburbs of metropolitan Melbourne)
  • Zone 2 only (the outer suburbs of metropolitan Melbourne)
  • Regional Zones (areas beyond the suburbs, such as Geelong, Bendigo, etc.)

Applications

When to apply

Applications are available in January and again in September through the Web Enrolment System (WES).

  • New students: Once applications are available, apply after enrolment and before the closing date
  • Current students: Once applications are available, apply any time before the closing date

Important: Before you request a travel pass, check the metropolitan zones page to ensure you buy the correct one. Use the relevant process below to apply for the pass that covers your zones.

How to apply for Zones 1 and 2, or Zone 2 only

  1. Check you meet the eligibility criteria in the Web Enrolment System.
  2. If eligible, submit your application to receive an email with your iUSEpass code.
  3. When you receive your code, login to log in to iUSEpass and follow the instructions.
  4. Use a credit card or BPAY to pay for the pass for your selected zone:
    • $861.25 for Zones 1 and 2
    • $585 for Zone 2 only.
  5. Your pass will be sent to you in the mail within 7-10 days.

How to apply for a regional zone

Submit an online request for a regional iUSEpass code.

The cost is $507 for the following zones:

  • Geelong (Zone 4)
  • Ballarat (Zone 8)
  • Bendigo (Zone 13)

Eligibility

If you're in doubt about your eligibility, check the travel concession links in WES.

You're eligible for an iUSEpass if you're a full-time international student at Monash University (including those from New Zealand) currently studying one of the following:

  • diploma
  • advanced diploma
  • associate degree
  • bachelor degree (including honours).

Exchange and Monash Abroad students

Monash Abroad students are eligible, but the iUSEpass is for one year, so will only be of benefit to students completing two semesters.

Other exchange students who have the word EXCHANGE in their course title, are eligible for a domestic student travel concession card.

You're not eligible if you are enrolled in a:

  • part-time course
  • Monash College course
  • Monash Short Course Centre
  • graduate certificate
  • graduate diploma
  • master's degree
  • doctoral degree.

Monash College students become eligible once they enrol in a Monash University course.

By car

If you prefer driving, make sure you have a valid driver licence.

For more details on safety, road rules, registration and overseas drivers go to Vic Roads.

Use Google Maps to get to any destination here in Melbourne and compare your journey times with different options including walking, cycling, public transport or driving.

By bike

Use Melbourne’s public bicycle hire to get around the city. Find out more about fees and docking stations at Bike share.

Monash campuses are bike friendly with great facilities including showers, changing and parking. For more details go to cycling.

Getting to campus

Get the Monash app for your mobile, or a campus map to make sure you don’t get lost.

Before you make travel plans consider some of our transport and parking options, including: