Airport reception

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 2016, the airport pickup service will cost AUD$130.00 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: 29/01/2018 – 02/03/2018

Semester 2: 02/07/2018 – 03/08/2018

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 passengersAUD$35.00 per person will be charged for family members or others travelling 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.

Travelling with children – When travelling 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 if you have not received confirmation within 24 hours.

Changes before you travel – Please contact Talkabout Tours at 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 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.

Make a booking

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.

Find more information on taxi services at Perth Airport

Public Transport – You can catch a bus between Perth Airport, Perth City and other local centres that operate at regular intervals.

Find more information on public transport services at Perth Airport

Short term housing options

Short term accommodation options can be found on the CurtinLife website.