When you arrive

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

Arriving in Perth

Transport options from Perth airport

Taxis: You can catch a taxi from the ranks located outside the International Terminal (T1) and the Domestic Terminals T2, T3 and T4. More about taxi services at Perth Airport

Rideshare: Ridesharing services are available to and from Perth Airport. More about rideshare 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. More about public transport services at Perth Airport

Arriving in Kalgoorlie

If you’re arriving by air, the Kalgoorlie Airport is only around 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.


Before you start your course, you’ll be welcomed to Curtin at Orientation Week (O-Week). Orientation Week is the important first step to get you started at Curtin and you must arrive in Perth in time to attend.

Students at Orientation

Orientation Week includes a range of academic sessions and general sessions, to prepare you for your first semester at university. There’s also plenty of free activities and entertainment throughout the week, and you’ll have the opportunity to explore campus and meet other students.

If you’re an International student, you will also attend the International Orientation session during Orientation Week. In this session, you’ll receive useful information about visa conditions, overseas student health cover and the support services that are available to help you throughout your time at Curtin.

Learn more about Orientation: