Queensland

http://www.studyqueensland.qld.edu.au/

http://www.studygoldcoast.org.au/

http://www.studyqueensland.qld.edu.au/explore-queensland/studying-on-the-gold-coast/

http://www.visitgoldcoast.com/study-on-the-gold-coast/

 

Victoria

http://www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au/

http://www.study.vic.gov.au/deecd/learn/student-programs/en/student-programs_home.cfm

http://www.visitvictoria.com/

http://www.tourism.vic.gov.au/

 

Study in Australia

http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/

The study in Australia site is owned by the Australian Government and has comprehensive current information on all aspects of studying in Australia including: Entry requirements; living costs and accommodation; student visa options; insurance; banking; working while studying; cost of living; student support; health cover; legislation and much more.

 

Living in Australia

http://studyinaustralia.gov.au/Sia/en/LivingInAustralia/LivingInAustralia.htm

 

Life in Australia Book (translated versions)

http://www.immi.gov.au/living-in-australia/values/book/

 

Other Important websites

Overseas Students Ombudsman

http://www.oso.gov.au/

Email: ombudsman@ombudsman.gov.au

Call: 1300 362 072

Bringing your family

http://www.australia.gov.au/

http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/australian-education/bringing-your-children

 

Overseas Students Health Cover

Further information on Overseas Students Health Cover can be found at: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/health-privatehealth-consumers-ovc.htm

OSHC FACTSHEET (Australian Government)

https://internationaleducation.gov.au/Regulatory-Information/Documents/OSHC%20fact%20sheet%20-%20for%20education%20providers.pdf

Comprehensive Questions and Answers

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/Overseas+Student+Health+Cover+FAQ-1

Australian laws and travel tips

http://australia.gov.au/topics/law-and-justice

http://australia.gov.au/topics/immigration

http://australia.gov.au/topics/tourism-and-travel

http://australia.gov.au/topics/tourism-and-travel/state-tourism-and-travel-links

 

CURRENT CRICOS legislation–

For further information on Australian Legislation and how it affects International Students visit:

https://internationaleducation.gov.au/Regulatory-Information/Documents/ESOSFrameworkfactsheetfinaldraft9May2014(2).pdf

https://internationaleducation.gov.au/regulatory-information/education-services-for-overseas-students-esos-legislative-framework/esos-regulations/pages/default.aspx

https://internationaleducation.gov.au/Regulatory-Information/Pages/Regulatoryinformation.aspx

VISA INFORMATION

DIBP Offices

Melbourne Street address

2 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Vic. 3000

 

Brisbane Street address

299 Adelaide Street
Brisbane Qld 4000

 

Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm on 131 881

http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/offices-locations/australia

 

Immigration Offices Outside of Australia – http://www.border.gov.au/Search/Pages/Results.aspx?k=overseas%20offices

 

http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Stud/More/Visa-conditions/visa-conditions-students

 

What to Bring

Australian Customs Services and quarantine are considered to be quite strict. If you’re in doubt about whether your goods are prohibited or not, declare it anyway on the Incoming Passenger Card which you will receive on the plane. Students have received on the spot fines for not declaring items.  For further information visit the Australian Customs website: http://www.customs.gov.au/

For information on how much luggage you can bring check with your airline.

Information and Tips in various languages –

http://www.customs.gov.au/knowbeforeyougo/default.asp

Australian Customs for arriving travellers –

http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page4351.asp

Guide for Travellers –

http://www.customs.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/GuideforTravellers-WEB2.pdf