Ararat provides a local bus service with 3 bus routes throughout the CBD.
V/Line train and coach
V/Line operates a train service from Melbourne to Ararat with a stop in Ballarat and Wendouree. V/Line also offer coach services on the same route. Sandlant's operate a bus service from Ararat to Horsham.
Free parking spaces are available in Laby Street.
Staff and students can sign up to our free online carpooling software to share a ride and save on fuel costs. Whether you're a driver or passenger, the carpooling software will find someone going your way to one of our campuses.
Myki is Victoria's ticketing system for train, tram and bus services throughout the state. Myki is a smart card that uses prepaid credit to pay for your fare. A blank myki costs $6 and can be purchased from newsagents and railway stations. Topping up a myki can be done online through Public Transport Victoria website or bus drivers can load up to $20 cash into the myki.
Once the card has credit you simply swipe the myki sensor when boarding and departing all trains, trams and buses.
Public Transport Concession Cards
Some students are eligible for a 50% discount on all public transport in Victoria and to receive a concession you must purchase a VPT concession card. Students who do not have a VPT card and request a concession fare can be fined by patrolling transport officers. A FedUni ID card does not entitle you to a concession fare.
VPT cards cost $9 and students will need to complete the VPT concession form and provide two passport photos. Generally, full-time domestic students are eligible. International students, part-time students, post-graduate students and apprentices are not eligible to a discount.