Useful resources to find locations in Adelaide and plan your travel include:
You can purchase metro tickets at the Adelaide Metro Info Centre, the Adelaide Railway Station and at most newsagents. These tickets are transferable between train, bus and tram. You will be able to use student concession tickets only once you have obtained a Student ID card.
The main Adelaide Metro Info Centre is located on the corner of King William Street and Currie Street, Adelaide is open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm Saturday and 11am to 4pm Sunday (telephone: 1300 311 108).
If you have a valid overseas driving licence and are in Australia on a temporary visa, you can drive on that licence as long as it is in English or accompanied by an English translation. For information contact TransportSA on 13 10 84, or visit them at the EDS Centre Building, 108 North Terrace, Adelaide.
You should download a copy of the Driver's Handbook or alternatively purchase a copy for a small fee available from TransportSA or most newsagents.
If you are buying a used car, the Consumer and Business Services has some important advice. You can also pay for the Royal Automobile Association to inspect the car before you buy it (+618 8202 4600).
Remember: whether you are buying or renting a car, pay attention to your insurance policy. For example, if more than one person commits their funds to rent or buy a car make sure everyone who drives the vehicle has their name listed on the policy. Be aware that compulsory third party insurance is only third party personal insurance (included in the price for vehicle registration) and will not cover any damage to property or vehicles, either your own or the other party's.
Riding a bicycle
Adelaide is a great city to ride in as it is relatively flat and has an increasing number of bicycle lanes and pathways. Once you arrive in Adelaide, you can get a map showing the best cycling routes from TransportSA (108 North Terrace, Adelaide, telephone: 1800 018 313).
Remember that in South Australia it is compulsory by law to wear a helmet while riding. Failure to do so may result in an 'on the spot' fine by South Australian police.