Pre-arrival briefings

We want you to feel comfortable in Australia from the moment you get here. Pre-arrival briefings are held each semester for a number of countries. Commencing international students and their families are invited to participate in the briefings.

Topics include:

  • what to bring to Australia
  • customs and quarantine
  • our airport pick-up service
  • cost of living
  • accommodation
  • safety and security
  • what to attend during Orientation week
  • working while studying
  • transport
  • cultural differences
  • support services and programs

Why attend a pre-arrival briefing?

These briefings give you the opportunity to ask questions and hear from other Monash students before you arrive.

At the in-country briefings in Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia, staff from Monash Residential Services will also be present to assist with any accommodation queries.

Register for a pre-arrival briefing

To attend a pre-arrival briefing, please check the dates and timings below and register for a session that suits your schedule.


The events for semester one have concluded. Events in the lead up to semester two will be listed in May.

Pre-arrival information video

Contact us

For further information, email

Unable to attend the briefing?

If you can’t attend or want to know more, Destination Monash is a comprehensive handbook for international students commencing at Monash.

Download Destination Monash (PDF, 1.72 MB)