Transport and travel

A houseboat on the Murray River

Making sustainable choices about your transport and travel is good for you and the environment. Choosing sustainable travel can help you to:

  • save time and money
  • meet people
  • easily incorporate exercise into your day
  • embrace new experiences.

Strictly speaking, sustainable transport refers to forms of transportation that rely on renewable or regenerated energy rather than finite natural resources. This doesn't mean that you must walk or cycle everywhere, or that you can never go on holiday. Instead, sustainable transport and travel is about considering your most sustainable option wherever possible, and making an effort to reduce the impact of your transport and travel 'footprint'. Rather than making life difficult or complicated, this approach will simplify your day and enrich your experience.

An aircraft flying into the heart of the sunrise

Air travel

We now have the option of reducing the environmental impact of air travel, through things like carbon offsetting.

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People sitting in a stationary car


Petrol is a dwindling resource and car pollution is a major concern. These facts have driven the development of improved options.

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People riding bicycles on a suburban street


Cycling is a sustainable form of transport, fuelled by natural, renewable resources – your legs.

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Motion capture image of a tram crossing Princes Bridge with the city of Melbourne in the background

Public transport

Public transport is safer and less stressful than travelling by car, and produces far less pollution.

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Couple of young campers taking a selfie on a rocky ledge

Sustainable holidays

Taking a sustainable approach to your holiday plans can reduce your impact on the environment and help you get more out of the experience.

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