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Arriving in Australia

We encourage to you plan your arrival into Australia before the commencement of Orientation Week. This will give you enough time to get yourself settled into the city before your studies start.

Before you leave your home country, you should ensure you’ve organised:

  • Your passport and student visa
  • Accommodation – we suggest you organise somewhere to stay for at least two weeks while you find your longer-term home.
  • Any COVID-19 tests that your airlines or the countries you are travelling through require.
  • At least $250 Australian in cash to help with your first few days.

For more information about Australian entry requirements, please visit https://www.abf.gov.au/entering-and-leaving-australia/crossing-the-border/overview.

Airport Pickup

If you require someone to pick you up from the airport and take you to your pre-arranged accommodation, please email our International Student Support team at int.support@aipc.net.au.

Your first days in Australia

The Study Melbourne team have put together a great site to help you through your first few days in the country: https://www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au/student-arrivals

We also ask that you notify us at int.support@aipc.net.au when you have arrived safe and sound in Australia!

Some other tips include:

  • Getting an Australian SIM card for your phone.
  • Organising rental inspections for accommodation.
  • Setting up an Australian bank account.
  • Coming to visit us on Campus!

Have any questions or need support?  Contact AIPC’s International Student Support team at int.support@aipc.net.au.

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