Welcome to Melbourne! We’re here for you. 

The International Student Welcome and Briefing is your chance to meet the International Student Advisory and Support team – Swinburne’s dedicated 24-hour expert team.

This session provides you with the important things you need to know about being an international student before you arrive at your course induction.

Each session will cover:

  • your health and welfare
  • Swinburne and community support services available to you
  • how the Victorian community works, including health, emergency services and community groups 
  • how to get help with accommodation
  • visa expectations and making it work for you
  • your rights and responsibilities
  • how to travel around Melbourne.

At our expo, you’ll get to meet members of key Swinburne and community support services – they are here to help make life easier outside of your study. Student cultural clubs are also excited to meet you!

All students will also have the chance to experience a traditional Welcome to Country ceremony.

This session is essential

All international students starting an undergraduate or postgraduate course at Swinburne should attend this event. We'll answer your questions about living here as a student.

This session is also highly recommended for all continuing students arriving into Melbourne for the first time to ensure you can adjust quickly and confidently to life in Melbourne.

Register using the form on this page.

Choose one session to attend:

  • Morning session
    9.00am check-in for 9.30am presentation; session ends 1.00pm 
  • Afternoon session
    12.15pm check-in and expo; presentation runs 1.30pm to 3.30pm
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Meet our International Student Advisers

As an international student, you can contact our International Student Advisers when you need help or have questions during your time at Swinburne. Attend this event to meet them before you start your studies.

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