Before your arrival

Before your arrival

Being well-prepared will help to make your arrival in Australia easy and stress-free. This includes obtaining a visa, arranging travel to Sydney, getting travel insurance, organising accommodation and opening an Australian bank account.

  1. Review our tips on studying in Sydney, Australia
  2. Follow the travel checklist, organise your accommodation and book your free airport pick-up
  3. Organise your Overseas Student Health Cover and understand the conditions of your student visa
  4. You might also need to understand the specific arrangements required if you are travelling with your family, including your children
  5. Opening an Australian bank account will be the easiest and most affordable way to access your money in Australia. There are four major banks in Australia. You can find all of them located in the Macquarie Shopping Centre. National Australia Bank (NAB) is one of Australia's leading financial services organisations, and you can apply for an account with NAB here.
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