Airport Reception & Transfer Requests

Melbourne International and Domestic Airport is located approximately 20km northwest of Melbourne. Taxis, coaches and hire car services are available from the airport to the city. Trinity College offers new students an airport pick-up service which costs $110 per person billed by Trinity College after arrival. 


This service is only offered from Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine

Students arriving on a Saturday, Sunday or Monday must submit their airport reception and transfer request by 11am AEDT on the previous Friday. 

If you wish to be met at the airport on your arrival, please complete the reception and transfer request form.

Airport pickup for homestays

Homestay Australia and Student Accommodation Services (SAS) will be processing all of their airport pickups for Trinity College students staying with Homestay Hosts.

This booking will be forwarded to the relevant Homestay provider for processing.  Please note that the cost will be different to the fees listed on this form.

Airport pick-ups and meeting points

The chauffeur from Hughes will normally be there 30 minutes after your flight has landed. It takes about 30 minutes to get through customs. The chauffeur will be wearing a uniform and he will have a Trinity College sign visible and will have a list of students' names. Your name will be on the list unless you forget to tell Trinity College Foundation Studies that you are arriving.

  • International: chauffeurs wait to the right as passengers exit customs into the arrivals area with nameboard 
  • Qantas/Jetstar: between carousels 2 and 3 with a name board
  • Regional/Virgin: bottom of escalators with name board

Do not panic if the chauffeur is not at the meeting place; just wait at the designated place until the chauffeur arrives. If you have to wait more than 30 minutes, call the emergency number 1800 813 813 and you will be given assistance.

Domestic flights

You may have arrived in Australia at another international airport, and then caught a connection to Melbourne airport on a domestic flight. If there is a delay in your international flight and you are put on another domestic flight to Melbourne, you must call the emergency telephone number: 1800 813 813

Penalty for no-shows

Do not leave the airport once you have requested a pick-up. A penalty charge of $110 will apply if you do not cancel your booking. All cancellations need to be confirmed by Trinity College during business hours.  If that is not possible, please call Hughes at +(613) 9403 1900 at least two hours before the scheduled arrival time.

Two persons per vehicle

Please note that you may be travelling with another student who will be arriving on the same flight and travelling to the same/close location. If you wish to book a vehicle for yourself only, you may do so for an additional cost of $110. This cost will be in addition to your usual $110 pick-up cost. Therefore a total cost of $220 will apply. This fee will be charged to you by Trinity College at a later stage. Please let us know at the time of requesting an airport reception and transfer.

Excess baggage

As you may be travelling with another student in the same vehicle, we can only allow for one suitcase and one piece of hand luggage for each student. Students carrying in excess of the allowance may have to pay for transporting the excess baggage if extra transport is required (refer to 2 Persons Per Vehicle for the extra cost of $110 should you wish to have a vehicle all to yourself due to excess baggage).

Reception request and transfer