Arriving and living in Australia

Coming to Australia to study is an exciting adventure and we are here to guide you through every step. 

You will receive a high-quality education at a university that values each and every student and, in your spare time, you can start exploring your beautiful new country.

ACU Arriving and living in Australia

Accommodation options

We can help you find short-term or long-term accommodation that suits your needs and budget, including off-campus and managed student accommodation.

Find somewhere to live

Student visas

To study in Australia, you'll need a student visa. Before you apply for your visa, we can help you understand what options are available to you.

Your visa options

Discover Australia

Learn about our large island continent, with its diverse people, cultures and languages, as well as our main cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra.

Plan your Australian adventure

Check Australia's weather

Living costs

Australia can have a high cost of living, so it's important you prepare. Working out a budget can be difficult as an international student. To help you manage your finances, here is a guide to living expenses.

Plan your living costs

Working in Australia

Take the opportunity to work while you study. As an international student, you can work for up to 40 hours a fortnight during semesters. It's a great way to make friends and learn new skills.

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Information and services

There are some things you need to know before you study in Australia. Learn about information and services such as health insurance, campus safety, public transport, banking and how to stay in touch with your family while overseas.

Health insurance

Feel your best while you're in Australia. Learn about Overseas Student Health Cover and where to go for medical assistance.

Stay healthy in Australia

Campus safety

Your safety is our priority when you join the ACU student community. Learn how to stay safe and secure on our campuses, as well as important emergency contacts.

Emergency and safety contacts

Airport transfers

Have your ride ready for you when you walk off the plane. We can help you arrange a one-way transfer from the airport to your new home in Australia.

Book a transfer

How to call home

Find out how to stay in touch with family and friends while you study in Australia, including by phone, mail and internet services.

Keeping in touch

Public transport

Not sure how to get around your new home? Our guide to public transport in Australia will help you explore your campus and beyond.

How to go places

Banking in Australia

Do you need help understanding Australian currency, money matters and banking? Let us guide you through the basics.

Understand banking

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Meet ACU in your country

Find out when an ACU staff member is coming to your country to meet potential students and hold information sessions.

Check the schedule

Experience university life

Prepare for your arrival at ACU by reading student stories, researching our campuses and learning how you can get involved in university life.

Life on campus

Understand student fees

Work out the cost of your course or apply for one of the many scholarships we offer international students.

Calculate your fees

Apply to study with us

Find out if you’re eligible for your chosen course at ACU and what you’ll need to get your application underway.

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