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What to bring

 Carry-on luggage

Prepare your documents and pack these in a secure area of your carry-on luggage:

  • Letter of offer
  • Confirmation of enrolment (eCoe)
  • Original or certified documents for granting of advanced standing / credit
  • Passport with either a Student Visa label or your eVisa confirmation email
  • Exit visa from your country (if necessary)
  • Travel documents / itinerary
  • Your international drivers licence
  • References – including any accommodation or work references
  • Names, addresses and contact details of your family and friends
  • Medical documents including:
    • Prescription for glasses or contact lens
    • Prescription for medication taken on a regular basis
    • Vaccination/s listing
    • Cash- we recommend you bring approximately AUD300 - 500 with you for immediate use when arriving in Australia

    Luggage items

    Personal computer

    You may bring your own personal desktop or laptop computer if you prefer. There is no duty / sales tax if you take your computer home when you leave Australia. Bring your receipt (if you have one) and be sure to declare the computer to Customs, if it is less than 12 months old.

    Clothing to suit the climate

    Summer in south-east Queensland generally stretches from November to March with average daily temperatures of 25 to 30 degrees Celsius. Temperatures can fluctuate with differing weather patterns and can be as low as 14 and as high as 39 degrees Celsius.

    Winter months are June, July and August. Average daily temperatures hover between 6 to 17 degrees Celsius. Differing weather patterns mean temperatures can go to as cold as -4 and as warm as 25 degrees Celsius. More information about Australia's climate is available from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

    Students wear casual and comfortable every-day clothing to university. Male students wear long trousers, jeans or long shorts and shirts (collared button down; polo shirts; t-shirts). Footwear is usually sports shoes (joggers / gym shoes), casual shoes or sandals. Female students wear long trousers, jeans, skirts and shirts/t-shirts. Footwear is often sports shoes or low-heeled casual shoes/sandals.

    Travel light

    Bring only what you can comfortably carry. Household, personal, computer and clothing items you may need are readily available in Australia. Luggage limits also apply to the airport reception and transfer service, so check the Conditions of service before you leave home.

    What not to bring

    During your flight, you will be provided with an Incoming passenger card on which you must declare any food, plant material, and animal products you plan to bring into Australia. The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service also inspects incoming luggage into Australia, so please be aware of what is not suitable to bring into Australia.