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Information for international applicants

At Monash we are committed to excellence. It is seen in our research endeavours, our teaching and learning, and in the support we give our staff and students to achieve their best. We are energetic and focused and bring an international mindset into all that we do. Our academics, students and professional  staff  create an inclusive community characterised by its diversity and cultural understanding. If you are seeking to be part of something big, to join a university that is truly global, then we would love to hear from you. In fact 20% of current staff have joined us from overseas.

Immigration / right to work in Australia

Offers of employment to international applicants are subject to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) granting approval for permanent residency or an appropriate temporary work visa to cover the period of employment. If you are an international applicant you must notify the University  of any Immigration Restriction that may preclude you from fulfilling the terms of any contract of employment offered by the University.

Further information is available from the Department of Immigration and Border Patrol.

Yarra river and Melbourne skyline
Living in Victoria Melbourne is consistently voted amongst the world's most liveable cities for its safe, secure environment, lively culture and well-developed infrastructure. Information is available regarding moving to and living in Melbourne and Victoria.
Housing Find properties to rent or buy in Victoria. Visit popular property search websites are Real Estate and Domain. Or contact a real estate agent.

Information on the process of purchasing property in Victoria can be found at State Revenue Office and Foreign Investment Review Board.

Monash Residential Services provides staff accommodation options and advice, with on-campus facilities at the Clayton campus.
Education and Child Care Victoria has a strong and vibrant school system based on quality teaching as well as resources and programs that focus on student learning health and wellbeing at primary and secondary school. Useful information about the education system in Victoria.

There are various types of childcare services in Victoria.  Find your local child care service. Monash Childcare centres have limited places available at Clayton, Caulfield and Peninsula campuses.
Superannuation Superannuation ("super") is Australia’s retirement savings system. As an employer Monash University will make super contributions for you to a superannuation fund. For staff at Monash it is paid to UniSuper which is the fund nominated in the Monash Enterprise Employment Agreement. Full details regarding superannuation can be found at UniSuper.

Further information about superannuation when working in Australia is available on the ATO website (coming to Australia)
Salary Packaging Salary packaging (also referred to as salary sacrificing) offers the option of flexible remuneration planning. This provides Monash staff with the flexibility to request a combination of cash salary and benefits to suit individual and personal needs, and to increase disposable income.
Australian Taxation The Australian Tax Office (ATO) provides advice on the Australian taxation system and has information on International tax for individuals

You should apply for a Tax File Number (TFN) as soon as you arrive in Australia.
Banking Useful information and guidelines about the Australian banking system.
Transport and Driving in Victoria Melbourne is well serviced with trains, buses and trams. For all you need to know about using public transport visit Public Transport Victoria

The Vic Roads website provides information about driving in Melbourne and Victoria.

You may find information available for our students on working in Australia also helpful. Visit Career Connect.