SMB Campus is located in the Ballarat CBD and all bus routes depart and arrive from the Ballarat Railway Station (a 5 minute walk from SMB Campus). Davis Buslines has 20 routes in Ballarat from 6am to 9pm. Most services are between 30 minutes to 1 hour intervals.
V/Line train and coach
V/Line provide a rail service connecting Ballarat with Melbourne, Ararat and Maryborough. The Melbourne-to-Ballarat service departs from Southern Cross Station and stops at Melton, Bacchus Marsh, and Ballan. V/Line buses connect Ballarat with Geelong and other regional centres. Davis Bus connect with V/Line train and buses from the Ballarat Railway Station.
SMB Campus is easily accessible by bicycle. The campus has 20 bike racks behind Prospects Restaurant (J building) and various bike loops throughout the campus.
Car parking is limited on the campus. Free parking is available along Albert Street and there is also free parking at White Flat oval behind the Industries Skills Centre (S building). There are 50 student permit spaces available. Permit places are located near the Industries Skills Centre (S building) and The Brewery Complex (T building).
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 the 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 Federation student 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 for a discount.
Arriving by Air
You can arrive at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, the main international airport of Melbourne and the second busiest airport in Australia.
Ballarat Coachlines provides 43 regular weekly Airport Shuttlebus services to Ballarat Railway Station in Central Ballarat from Tullamarine Airport. Ballarat is located approx. 110 km from the Tullamarine airport by road and takes approximately 1h 30m to drive from Melbourne to SMB Campus.