The fastest way to travel to Albany from Perth is to fly. Regional Express (Rex) flies daily to and from Albany Airport, and flight schedules are available at www.rex.com.au. Albany Airport is located 11 km north of Albany on Albany Highway, and car hire is available at the terminal.
For more information head to the City of Albany website.
Albany is just a 4.5 hour, 415 km drive south of Perth, straight down Albany highway. Driving through some of the State’s most beautiful countrysides, you’ll pass forests, working farms, vineyards and, in the late winter/early spring, some of the most spectacularly yellow fields of canola you’re ever likely to see.
For those who wish to hire a car for the drive to Albany and have the flexibility to explore the surroundings before and/or after the conference, the best options include
- No Birds Bayswater Car Rental – Toyota Corolla 5 day hire from $227AUD. Hires from the suburbs of Fremantle, Subiaco, Bayswater and Perth City. Regular (every 30 min) transfers to and from Perth domestic airport to your car hire available between 0730-1730 weekdays.
Phone 08 9370 3888 for bookings, or head to https://www.bayswatercarrental.com.au/perth/airport-transfers
- AVIS – Toyota Corolla 5 day hire from $293AUD. Hires direct from Perth airport available.
Phone 136 333 Toll free, +61 2 9353 9000 from outside Australia for bookings, or head to https://www.avis.com.au/car-rental/avisHome/home.ac?Logo=true
TransWA operates daily coach passenger services to Albany from Perth. The destination point is the Albany Visitor Centre, Proudlove Parade, Albany. A coach drive from Perth to Albany takes about six hours via Williams, Gnowangerup or Bunbury.
There will also be a low-cost coach/minibus option for shuttling delegates to Albany on the Friday the 21st of July, and returning them to Perth on Tuesday the 25th of July. Depending on numbers, the likely return fare is around $50-100AUD.