International students commencing at Griffith University can apply for airport reception, which takes you from the airport directly to your Australian accommodation. The service is free for eligible international students arriving into Brisbane and Gold Coast airports. For a fee, the service can also be arranged for Griffith College students, non-student friends or family travelling with you.

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Airport reception is free for:

  • New Griffith degree, Study Abroad or Exchange students who are arriving for the first time to begin their first semester of study. Collection from Brisbane and Gold Coast Airports only. (This service is not free for domestic students.)
  • GELI students - commencing the Direct Entry Program or other ELICOS program

Airport reception is not free but available for:

  • Students enrolled in a Griffith College program (For more information - Griffith College Student Airport Transfer)
  • Family, guardians or non-student friends travelling with you - please include information for any additional passengers on your airport reception application
  • Domestic students

Fees and charges

Standard Transfers

Transfer2019 Fee
Brisbane Airport–Brisbane $115
Brisbane Airport–Brisbane after-hours (arrivals between 9pm and 6am) $150
Gold Coast Airport–Gold Coast $115
Brisbane Airport–Gold Coast $140
Brisbane–Gold Coast after hours (arrivals between 9pm and 6am) $175

*These prices are subject to change without notice

There will be an additional fee of up to $95 payable directly to the driver for each extra passenger. Late night arrivals can expect to pay up to $115 per additional passenger.

Additional fees and conditions for underage students

All underage students must use Griffith University’s airport reception services for arriving and departing flights. An additional $100 applies to underage student departure flights. Students will be accompanied by a Griffith University representative to the check-in area and customs departure gate.

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Business Class Transfers carries out our airport reception services, delivering you directly to your Australian accommodation.

If you are booking an airport reception, please:

  • provide airport reception details 72 hours prior to departure from your home country
  • advise of others travelling with you requiring airport reception
  • advise if you will be bringing oversized luggage, such as a bicycle or surfboard, as additional fees apply
  • understand no-shows at the airport will be charged
  • advise of any flight cancellations, changes or rescheduling as soon as possible
  • understand that an additional fee will apply if you don’t advise us of flight changes prior to your scheduled arrival
  • understand you are unable to check in to Mt Gravatt or Nathan Colleges between midnight and 6 am.

Airport arrival information

Welcome to Brisbane

Follow the step-by-step journey of a student through the Brisbane International Terminal. It covers all stages from landing to departing the terminal and will be very useful to any students who have never been to Brisbane before.