Start preparing now for the things you’ll need to do once you arrive in Australia, including check-in, enrolment and Orientation.
Before you travel to Australia, it’s important to be prepared for the range of tasks you’ll be required to undertake when you arrive. Keeping track of these tasks can be overwhelming, which is why we’ve prepared an arrival checklist to help you get settled.
- Download and read over our Acceptance and Pre-departure Guide [PDF 4.6MB].
- Ensure you have completed your pre-arrival online enrolment.
- Find out about our Pre-Departure Webinars and eFriends program.
- Arrange your free airport pick-up.
- Finalise your accommodation.
- Open a bank account.
- Order your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) card.
- Apply for Tax File Number (TFN) online at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website (if you’re planning on working in Australia).
- See our practical help tips [PDF 636.5KB] for Melbourne Campus.
- Download a map of your campus to help you find where you need to go.
- Check-in with La Trobe International (see Check-in section below).
- Update your residential address at La Trobe International within seven days of your arrival.
- Attend Orientation (see the Orientation section below).
When you arrive at your La Trobe campus, you’ll need to register your arrival in person. You can complete your registration at:
- Melbourne Campus – La Trobe International, Sylvia Walton building, level 3 reception
- Regional campuses – Ask La Trobe
You will need to bring with you:
- photo identification (e.g. your passport)
- your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
- your letter of offer.
We’ll let you know at check-in if you need to provide any other documentation or payments. During registration, a staff member will guide you through the activation of your student account and email address. However, please note that your fees will need to be paid in full before your account can be activated.
Orientation is compulsory – it’s also lots of fun. It's full of information sessions, which will provide you with important information about your campus, student visa, starting your course, understanding Australian culture, keeping yourself safe and arranging your health insurance. You’ll also be able to take part in a range of social activities, events and tours.
Starting in September 2020? We are running a series of live virtual orientation from 2 September to 4 September. You can plan your own virtual orientation program now using our Virtual Planner, available at now.latrobe/virtualplanner
Visit our Orientation page for more information about our Orientation Week schedule.