Airport pickup

We offer a free 24-hour airport pickup service to our new international students, as well as assistance with temporary accommodation.

This service is available to new students studying at UWA for the first time. If you would like to organise a pickup service or require assistance with temporary accommodation, complete the online application. Returning students are not eligible for this service.

The service includes being met at Perth International or Domestic Terminal and taken to a residential college or a location near the University.

All international flights arrive at Terminal 1 at Perth Airport. Terminal 1 is located some distance from domestic Terminals 2, 3 and 4, and is approximately 30 minutes by car from Perth city.

On arrival

Please carry a copy of your Airport Pickup confirmation email with your travel documents. Once you have retrieved your baggage and cleared Customs, you can wait for the University driver at the:

  • TravelEx Exchange Kiosk in the International Terminal or
  • The luggage carousel in the Domestic Terminal.

The driver will be holding a sign saying 'UWA - The University of Western Australia'. If you are delayed on arrival, please inform an airport official that a driver is waiting for you. The driver will wait for approximately 1.5 hours for students arriving at the International airport to give you time to proceed through Customs.

Applications for the free airport pickup service for new international students need to be made at least seven days before your departure. You may request assistance with temporary accommodation at the same time.

If your flights change, you may change your existing booking details online up to 72 hours before your arrival. No changes can be made online within 72 hours of your arrival.

For emergency changes to the arrival date or time of your existing booking after the lock-out period, please contact:

  • the Airport Pickup driver. Mobile phone number +61 429 902 455, or 0429 902 455 if calling within Australia, or
  • during office hours, please call (+61 8) 9490 2455, or 9490 2455 in Perth.

Arrange airport pick-up

Starting an undergraduate or postgraduate degree

You must use your UWA student number (which was emailed to you on receipt of your application to study at UWA)

To apply online for airport pick-up and/or temporary accommodation assistance.
  • Airport pick-up can only be guaranteed if your application is made at least 7 days before departure.
  • We cannot book accommodation for you. We can only provide you with assistance and recommendations. It is your responsibility to arrange your own accommodation booking.
Transferring from PSB Academy or Hong Kong University SPACE

If you are transferring to the UWA Perth campus for the first time and wish to arrange for airport pick-up and/or temporary accommodation, complete this form:

Airport pick-up can only be guaranteed if your application is made at least 7 days before departure. Send the form via email to the Airport Pick-up and Accommodation Coordinator.

Study Abroad or Exchange

You must use your UWA student number (which was emailed to you on receipt of your application to study at UWA) to apply online for airport pick-up and/or temporary accommodation assistance.

  • This service will only be available once your signed acceptance of our offer has been processed. You must submit your acceptance of our offer form at least 10 days before your arrival.
  • Airport pick-up can only be guaranteed if your application is made at least seven days before departure.
  • We cannot book accommodation for you, we can only provide you with assistance and recommendations. It is your responsibility to arrange your own accommodation booking.
Australian Award scholarship students

The International Sponsored Student Unit (ISSU) will organise your airport reception and temporary accommodation on your arrival in Perth.

Australia Awards Scholarship students arriving in Australia