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Pre Departure and Arrival

Before you start your course, there are many things you will need to organise. To help you, we have prepared an International Student Pre-Arrival Guide.

This guide includes information about the common things you will need to do before you leave your home country, as well as the things you will need to do once you arrive in Australia. There is information about:

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Part 1: Things to know and do before you leave your home country

  • Overseas Student Health Cover 
  • Welfare arrangement for under 18s 
  • Student visa 
  • Choosing a place to live 
  • Living on a student income 
  • Tips for understanding and integrating into Australian culture 
  • Weather in New South Wales 
  • What to pack 
  • Your flight 
  • When you arrive at Sydney Airport

Part 2: Things to know and do once you arrive

  • Adjusting to life in Australia 
  • Support services 
  • Setting up your Unique Student Identifier (USI) 
  • Making the most of your international student experience 
  • Medical care 
  • Finding work 
  • Travelling around 
  • Safety 
  • Australian currency and banking 
  • Telecommunications 
  • Electricity 
  • Shopping 
  • Alcohol laws 
  • Smoking laws 
  • Summary checklist 
  • Key contacts

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