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Your First Days in Australia

Checklist once you arrive in Australia

  • Phone your family to let them know you've arrived safely
  • Arrange permanent student accommodation
  • Provide International Student Administration with your new contact details within 7 days of arriving
  • Advise your OSHC company of your new contact details and get your membership card
  • Open a bank account in Australia
  • Buy a go card and familiarise yourself with your local public transport
  • Purchase a mobile phone or Australian sim card
  • Apply for your Unique Student Identifier (USI) and notify TAFE Queensland
  • Apply for a Tax File Number (TFN) if you plan to work in Australia
  • Get your student ID card
  • Attend orientation
  • Speak to International Student Support if you have any questions or concerns, we are here to help!
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