To renew your visa, you should lodge your application with the Australia Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) a minimum of 4 weeks (28 days) before your current student visa expires.
You will need to start this process at least 6 to 8 weeks before your current student visa expires.
Please note that you need to have a chest x-ray done at least 2 weeks before your visa medical examination.
The table below provides a timeline guide:
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