Moving to Kalgoorlie

Use these tips and resources to ensure your move to Kalgoorlie is a smooth one.

Students walking along a path at the Curtin Kalgoorlie campus


Before you move to Kalgoorlie, organise accommodation at Agricola, Curtin’s residential college for students.

When you arrive

Make sure you arrive in Kalgoorlie in time to get settled and attend Orientation Week.

If you’re arriving by air, the Kalgoorlie Airport is only about 5km away from the centre of Kalgoorlie. If you’ve completed an acceptance letter to stay at Agricola, you can request to be picked up. Alternatively, there are taxi services in Kalgoorlie.

If you’re travelling from Perth, you can take the Prospector train, which is a service that takes between six and seven hours.

Getting around Kalgoorlie

Kalgoorlie has a regular bus service that covers most of the town, including streets just a few minutes walk from the Curtin campus and student accommodation. Visit the TransRegional website and download the Kalgoorlie timetables and fare guides for more information.

The Transperth SmartRider card is a multiple-use electronic ticket you can use for the TransGoldfields buses in Kalgoorlie as well as on all forms of public transport in Perth. If you’re a full-time Curtin student, you are entitled to concession fares. See how to purchase a SmartRider card and activate your concession fare.

Life in Kalgoorlie

Kalgoorlie is a vibrant place to live and study. See more about facilities, events and things to see and do in Kalgoorlie on the Kalgoorlie Tourism website and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder website.

Agricola Residential College has a gym and outdoor recreational facilities, and Curtin Kalgoorlie has a social club for students that you can join.