Australind Safety and Seating Information
The Australind provides two train services each way every day of the week between Bunbury and Perth.
The journey time is two hours and 30 minutes.
Snacks and beverages are available for purchase from the buffet and there are bathroom facilities on-board.
The service is accessible for person's using a disabled conveyance.
The Australind is a cash-only service and credit card and EFTPOS facilities are not available for on-board.
Australind services to Bunbury Terminal depart from Platform 3, Perth City Station on Wellington Street.
North Dandalup, Yarloop and Cookernup are all low level platforms and passengers are required to use stairs in order to board and/or detrain at these stations.
Transwa SmartCommuter Card
The Transwa SmartCommuter Card is a membership card which makes frequent travel on Australind and AvonLink services a more affordable and convenient customer experience.
Transwa SmartCommuter cardholders qualify for a significant discount off the standard adult fare on the Australind and AvonLink train services.
Transwa SmartCommuter Cards are now available for purchase for an annual fee of $60.
First introducted in 1947 and hauled by a steam locomotive, the original Australind was the final link in the provision of a newly coordinated rail-road service network throughout the State’s south-west.
In the mid 60's the Australind changed to a diesel-electric locomotive and due to the internal features the train was considered to be more stylish than air travel.
In 1987 the self-powered diesel units were introduced and the Australind took on the marketing slogan 'the train that thinks it is a plane'.
The Australind has travelled an estimated 6 million kilometres.