Arranging airport reception
To make your arrival in Perth as smooth, easy and stress-free as possible, let us arrange an airport pick up for you. Talkabout Tours will meet you at the airport when your plane lands and take you straight to your accommodation. You won’t have to worry about trying to organise transport after a long flight, or worry about not knowing your way around Perth.
For 2017, the airport pickup service will cost AUD$120.00 per student. Bookings must be made using our online form 72 hours (three working days) before you plan to arrive in Perth.
Airport reception is only provided during peak admission periods prior to semester commencement:
Semester 1: 30/01/2017 – 3/03/2017
Semester 2: 3/07/2017 – 4/08/2017
Before you make a booking
Booking deadlines – You must apply at least 72 hours before your arrival in Perth. Late applications cannot be accepted.
Extra passengers – AUD$35.00 per person will be charged for family members or others traveling with you.
Night arrivals – This is a 24 hour service. If you will be living in one of Curtin University’s on campus residences, please make sure you have arranged an after-hours check in. If you will be staying in a hotel make sure they provide a 24 hour reception before you submit your booking.
Traveling with children – When traveling with children please indicate each child as an ‘Extra Passenger’ on the online form. For children under age 10 you must indicate their age in the ‘Special Requirements’ section so that appropriate seating can be organised.
After you apply
Your confirmation email – After you complete your application a copy of your receipt will be sent to the email provided in your application. The airport pickup service provider Talkabout Tours will also send you an email within 24 hours confirming your booking. This email will also include instructions on what to do when you arrive at the airport. Contact Talkabout Tours at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not received confirmation within 24 hours.
Changes before you travel – Please contact Talkabout Tours at email@example.com if your travel plans change after you have submitted your application. You must include all details of your change, including your new flight number and arrival time, or destination address. Changes cannot be processed without the full details of your arrival.
Changes during transit – Please contact Talkabout Tours directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to notify them of changes that occur in transit.
Cancelling your service – There is no fee for cancellations as long as you notify Talkabout Tours by email at least 24 hours in advance of your original arrival time.
Other transport options
If you do not wish to use our airport reception service, there are a few other ways to get to your accommodation from the airport.
Taxis – You can catch a taxi from the ranks located outside the International Terminal (T1) and the Domestic Terminals T2, T3 and T4.
Perth Airport Shuttle – Operating both to and from Perth Airport T3 (Domestic) and Perth city, the CONNECT shuttle will pick you up or drop you off at five convenient locations:
- East Perth train station;
- WA Museum on Beaufort Street;
- Wellington Street, opposite the YHA Backpackers Hostel;
- The Kings Perth Hotel, corner of Pier and Hay Streets; and
- The Ambassador Hotel, Adelaide Terrace.
Short term housing options
Short term accommodation options can be found on the CurtinLife website.