International Student Checklist – What to bring to Australia

International Student Checklist

What to bring - Travel checklist

  • a valid passport with student visa stamped
  • two passport sized photographs
  • airline tickets and itinerary
  • travel details
  • traveller's cheques
  • initial funds for first few days in Australia
  • have a dental checkup
  • read the Orientation Guide before arrival
  • luggage
  • offer letter plus information pack
  • passport with student visa
  • airline ticket
  • money and credit cards
  • camera
  • pair of spectacles or contact lenses
  • personal medication as prescribed by doctor

What not to bring

Be aware of what is allowed and not allowed into Australia. If not sure, declare it to a customs officer. Do not bring in other people's goods as they may create trouble for you.

Do not pack any luggage without inspecting it first. Do not bring in goods or items that have been packed by other people as they may contain illegal substances. The penalties for bringing in prohibited substances are very severe.

Some prohibited goods and substances

  • fresh fruit & vegetables
  • meat products
  • packaged meals
  • dairy products

Clothes and personal items

For Rockhampton, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Fiji campuses, it is advisable to bring clothing suitable for a tropical climate. Similarly, for Sydney or Melbourne campuses, winter clothing is advised. Suits and formal wear are required for official functions such as formal dinners.


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