Airport transfer service

Federation University’s airport transfer service is available to new commencing international students. This service offers transfer from Melbourne Tullamarine International Airport to Ballarat, Gippsland or Berwick campuses.

Federation airport transfer service requests are currently available for semester 1 2020 international commencing students as outlined below.

Arrival dates and times

Semester 1 2020 airport transfers are available Monday 17 - Friday 21 February (weekdays only) at the times as listed below.

Ballarat: Earliest pick-up will be departing Melbourne Tullamarine Airport at 7.45am, and the latest 3pm.
Gippsland: 9.50am
Berwick: 7.20am, 9.30am or 11.30am

Please complete the Airport Pick-up Request.

Private airport pick-up collection on alternative days or times may also be available upon request (price starting from $250* depending on campus of study, collection date and time). Please email us at for further information.


To utilise the Federation airport collection service you must complete an Airport Pick-Up Request.

This request must reach the FedUni Living office no later than 5 working days (Monday - Friday) prior to your date of arrival. You will receive a confirmation email of your transport request with the appropriate details.

Please note: this is a request only. Confirmation of your pick up will be emailed to you. If you do not receive confirmation please contact us. Drop-off point for all airport pick-ups is the Federation campus at Ballarat, Gippsland or Berwick.

Please ensure you have local currency or credit card available on arrival if required for taxi/bus to other accommodation.

If you have delays or unforeseen circumstances upon arrival at Melbourne airport, please call Fedliving on 03 5327 9480 during business hours or 1800 333 732 after-hours.

Arriving late

If your flight arrives after our last pick-up time for the day or on the weekend, you may wish to book a nearby hotel, and catch the next available transfer service. The hotels listed below are located within the airport precinct. Please ensure you return to your bus collection point (as per your confirmation email), prior to your pick-up time.

Airport shuttle services

If you do not complete the airport pick-up request, or are arriving outside the above times, you may choose to catch the airport shuttle bus. Please refer to the links below for further details, schedules and costs.