Preparing for your arrival

There’s a lot to consider as you get ready to travel overseas and study with us. From applying for a student visa to knowing where to go once you get off the plane, learn more about how you can prepare for Australian life.

Pre-departure guide

Pre-departure guide

Our pre-departure guide contains important information about how to prepare for your arrival in Australia.

Read the guide

Visa information

Visa information

Make sure you know how to apply for a student visa and understand the obligations that come with it.

Learn about visas

Book accommodation

Book accommodation

See where you could live and learn more about finding accommodation that suits you.

Explore accommodation

Currency and banking

Currency and banking

Before you leave home, it’s important that you understand Australian currency and set up an Australian bank account.

Learn about banking

Airport pick-up

Airport pick-up

Learn about our free airport pick-up service for students at our Melbourne campuses and how to get to our regional campuses.

Find out more

Quarantine and customs

Quarantine and customs

It’s important you understand what you can and can’t bring into Australia from overseas.

Check what you can bring

Arrival information

Arrival information

Our helpful checklist gives you an overview of what should do when you arrive in Australia.

See the checklist

Orientation

Orientation

Orientation is a great opportunity to find out more about your course, your campus and your future at La Trobe.

Explore Orientation