Airport pickup


Airport pickup for our homestay students

When you arrive at your destination Queensland airport, a representative from your host school will meet you as booked and arranged and drive you to your homestay accommodation or school. This service is free of charge between 6am and 9pm. There is no pickup service outside of these times and you cannot travel alone to your homestay or request other services after 9pm and before 6am.

Remember to provide your arrival details and the flight itinerary to your host school with plenty of time and they will arrange your pick up. The Student flight arrival details form will be provided to you once you have received confirmation of enrolment. 

During school holidays send your Student flight arrival details form to the relevant International Student Centre to make sure your request is actioned. 

Sometimes the unexpected happens, so if your flight arrival times change or you have missed a flight connection and it is outside of school hours please contact our free call 1800 QSTUDY (1800 778839). 

When travelling to Queensland, make sure you give yourself enough time to collect luggage and transfer from one airport to another. Check Airport information or if you are Transferring from Sydney Airport to Brisbane. 

Don’t forget if you are arriving at the Brisbane International Airport (BNE) and require a transfer to the Brisbane domestic terminal, we can arrange that for you. This service is only available from 6am until early afternoon so you will arrive at your final destination before 9pm.

If you will be living with a parent or a Department of Home Affairs approved relative, your family should contact your host school directly to request assistance.

Here is a quick guide to our EQI schools and the closest Queensland airport to book your flights.


Brisbane

​EQI Schools
​Queensland Airport
​Important Notes

​Alexandra Hills SHS

​ Brisbane (BNE)

Pick up from BNE
(30 minutes by car) 

Aspley SHS

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(20 minutes by car) 

​Balmoral SHS

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(15 minutes by car) 

​Brisbane SHS

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(20 minutes by car) 

Burpengary SSC

Brisbane (BNE)
Pick up from BNE
(30 minutes by car) 

​Calamvale Community College

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(40 minutes by car) 

​Cavendish Road SHS

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(25 minutes by car) 

Centenary SHS

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(40 minutes by car) 

​Cleveland District SHS

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(35 minutes by car) 

​Corinda SHS

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(35 minutes by car) 

​Craigslea SHS

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(20 minutes by car) 

Earnshaw State College

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(10 minutes by car) 

Ferny Grove SHS

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(30 minutes by car) 

​Holland Park SHS

​Brisbane (BNE)

Pick up from BNE
(25 minutes by car) ​

​Indooroopilly SHS

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(25 minutes by car) 

​Ipswich SHS

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(50 minutes by car) 

​Kedron SHS

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(15 minutes by car) 

​Kelvin Grove State College

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(20 minutes by car) 

Kenmore SHS

Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(45 minutes by car) 

​Mabel Park SHS

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(35 minutes by car) 

​Macgregor SHS

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(25 minutes by car) 

​Murrumba SSC

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(30 minutes by car) 

​Mitchelton SHS

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(25 minutes by car) 

​Mount Gravatt SHS

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(25 minutes by car) 

​North Lakes State College

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(35 minutes by car) 

​Queensland Academy for Creative Industries

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(20 minutes by car) 

​Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(30 minutes by car) 

​Rochedale SHS

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(30 minutes by car) 

​Springfield Central SHS

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(45 minutes by car) 

​Sunnybank SHS

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(30 minutes by car) 

​The Gap SHS

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(30 minutes by car) 

​Wellington Point SHS

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(35 minutes by car) 

​Whites Hill State College

​Brisbane (BNE)

​Pick up from BNE
(20 minutes by car) 

​Yeronga SHS

​Brisbane (BNE)
​Pick up from BNE
(30 minutes by car) 


Cairns

Please check direct international flight options.

​EQI Schools
​Queensland Airport
​Important Notes
​Atherton SHS
​Cairns (CNS)
​Pick up from CNS
(1 ½ hours by car)
​Cairns SHS
​Cairns (CNS)
​Pick up from CNS
(5 minutes by car)
​Malanda SHS
​Cairns (CNS)
​Pick up from CNS
(1 ½ hours by car)
​Redlynch SC
​Cairns (CNS)
​​Pick up from CNS
(20 minutes by car)
​Smithfield SHS
​Cairns (CNS)
​Pick up from CNS
(20 minutes by car)​
​Trinity Bay SHS
​Cairns (CNS)
​​Pick up from CNS
(20 minutes by car)


Fraser Coast

Fewer daily flights to regional locations. Check connections from Brisbane before confirming flights.

​EQI Schools
​Queensland Airport
​Important Notes
Bundaberg SHS
Bundaberg (BDB)
​Pick up from BDB
(10 minutes by car) 
Mostly afternoon flights. First flight around 8:30am / last around 7:00pm.
​Hervey Bay SHS
​Hervey Bay (HVB)
​Pick up from HVB
(10 minutes by car)
​Maryborough SHS
​Hervey Bay (HVB)
​Pick up from HVB
(45 minutes by car)
Urangan SHS
​Hervey Bay (HVB)
​​Pick up from HVB
(20 minutes by car)


Gold Coast

​EQI Schools
​Queensland Airport
​Important Notes
​Benowa SHS
​Coolangatta (OOL)

Brisbane (BNE)
​Pick up from Coolangatta
(35 minutes by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 ¼ hour by car)
​Elanora SHS
​Coolangatta (OOL)

Brisbane (BNE)
​​Pick up from Coolangatta
(35 minutes by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 ½ hour by car)
​Helensvale SHS
​Coolangatta (OOL)

Brisbane (BNE)
​​Pick up from Coolangatta
(35 minutes by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 hour by car)
​Keebra Park SHS
​Coolangatta (OOL)

Brisbane (BNE)
​​Pick up from Coolangatta
(35 minutes by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 ¼ hour by car)
​Merrimac SHS
Coolangatta (OOL)

Brisbane (BNE)
​​Pick up from Coolangatta
(30 minutes by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 ¼ hour by car)
​Miami SHS
​Coolangatta (OOL)

Brisbane (BNE)
​​Pick up from Coolangatta
(25 minutes by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 ½ hour by car)
​Nerang SHS
​Coolangatta (OOL)

Brisbane (BNE)
​​Pick up from Coolangatta
(30 minutes by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 hour by car)
​Palm Beach-Currumbin SHS
​Coolangatta (OOL)

Brisbane (BNE)
​​Pick up from Coolangatta
(10 minutes by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 ½ hour by car)
​Queensland Academy for Health Sciences
​Coolangatta (OOL)

Brisbane (BNE)
​​Pick up from Coolangatta
(45 minutes by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 hour by car)
​Robina SHS
​Coolangatta (OOL)

Brisbane (BNE)
​​Pick up from Coolangatta
(20 minutes by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 ¼ hour by car)
​Southport SHS
​Coolangatta (OOL)

Brisbane (BNE)
​​Pick up from Coolangatta
(40 minutes by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 ¼ hour by car)
​Upper Coomera State College
​Coolangatta (OOL)

Brisbane (BNE)
​​Pick up from Coolangatta
(40 minutes by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 hour by car)
​Varsity College
Coolangatta (OOL)

Brisbane (BNE)
​​Pick up from Coolangatta
(30 minutes by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 ½ hour by car)


Regional

Fewer daily flights to regional locations. Check connections from Brisbane before confirming flights.

​EQI Schools
​Queensland Airport
​Important Notes
Centenary Heights SHS
Brisbane (BNE)
​Pick up from BNE
(2 hours by car)
​Kingaroy SHS
​Brisbane (BNE)

Sunshine Coast (MCY)
​Pick up from BNE
(3 hours by car)
Pick up from MCY
(2 ½ hours by car)
​Mackay North SHS
Mackay (MKY)
Pick up from MKY
(20 minutes by car) 
First flight around 6:00am / last around 8:00pm

Yeppoon SHS
​Rockhampton (ROK)
​​Pick up from ROK
(40 minutes by car) 
First flight around 6:00am / last around 6:30pm


Townsville

Fewer daily flights to regional locations. Check connections from Brisbane before confirming flights.

​EQI Schools
​Queensland Airport
​Important Notes
Heatley SC
Townsville (TSV)
​Pick up from TSV
(15 minutes by car)
​Kirwan SHS
​Townsville (TSV)

​Pick up from TSV
(15 minutes by car)
Pimlico SHS
Townsville (TSV)
Pick up from TSV
(10 minutes by car) 
William Ross SHS
​Townsville (TSV)
​​Pick up from TSV
(20 minutes by car) 


Sunshine Coast

​EQI Schools
​Queensland Airport
​Important Notes
Bribie Island SHS
Sunshine Coast (MCY)

Brisbane (BNE)
​Pick up from MCY
(1 hour by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 hour by car)
Burnside SHS
​Sunshine Coast (MCY)

Brisbane (BNE)
​​Pick up from MCY
(25 minutes by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 ½ hour by car)
​Caloundra SHS
Sunshine Coast (MCY)

Brisbane (BNE)
​​Pick up from MCY
(35 minutes by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 hour by car)
​Chancellor State College
​Sunshine Coast (MCY)

Brisbane (BNE)
​​Pick up from MCY
(30 minutes by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 hour by car)
​Coolum SHS
Sunshine Coast (MCY)

Brisbane (BNE)
​​Pick up from MCY
(15 minutes by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 ½ hour by car)
​James Nash SHS
​Sunshine Coast (MCY)

Brisbane (BNE)
​​​Pick up from MCY
(1 hour by car)
Pick up from BNE
(2 hour by car)
​Kawana Waters State College
​Sunshine Coast (MCY)

Brisbane (BNE)
​​Pick up from MCY
(20 minutes by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 hour by car)
​Meridan State College
​Sunshine Coast (MCY)

Brisbane (BNE)
​​Pick up from MCY
(30 minutes by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 ½ hour by car)
Maleny SHS
​Sunshine Coast (MCY)

Brisbane (BNE)
​​Pick up from MCY
(45 minutes by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 ½ hour by car)
​Maroochydore SHS
​Sunshine Coast (MCY)

Brisbane (BNE)
​​Pick up from MCY
(10 minutes by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 ½ hour by car)
​Mountain Creek SHS
Sunshine Coast (MCY)

Brisbane (BNE)
​​Pick up from MCY
(15 minutes by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 hour by car)
​Nambour State College
​Sunshine Coast (MCY)

Brisbane (BNE)
​​Pick up from MCY
(20 minutes by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 ½ hour by car)
Sunshine Beach SHS
Sunshine Coast (MCY)

Brisbane (BNE)
​​Pick up from MCY
(30 minutes by car)
Pick up from BNE
(1 ½ hour by car)


Note:

  • State High School (SHS)
  • State College (SC)
  • State Secondary College (SSC)



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Last reviewed 23 April 2016
Last updated 18 November 2019