Pre-Departure Briefings - Section contents

Pre-Departure Briefings are held each semester in a number of countries. All commencing international students and their families are invited to attend.

Pre-Departure Briefings are designed to support you in your transition to life in Melbourne. You'll learn about everything from visa requirements to the weather, and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Pre-Departure Briefings calendar

Chennai

When: 12 January 2019, 2-4pm
Where: Willingdon Hall, Taj Coromondal 37, Uthamar Gandhi Rd
Tirumurthy Nagar, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034 
Contact: Vitoli Chophy

Register now - Chennai

Bangalore

When: 13 January 2019, 3-5pm
Where: Vijaynagar Hal, Vivata by Taj 41/3, MG Road, Yellappa Garden, Yellappa Chetty Layout
Sivanchetti Gardens, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001 
Contact: Vitoli Chophy

Register now - Bangalore

Mumbai

When: 15 January 2019, 3-5pm
Where: Alhambra, The St. Regis Mumbai, 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013
Contact: Vitoli Chophy

Register now - Mumbai

Delhi

When: 16 January 2019, 3-5pm
Where: Sovereign 2, Le Meridian, Windsor Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Contact: Vitoli Chophy

Register now - Delhi

Jakarta

When: Saturday, 24 November 2018, 9.30am sharp
Where: Medan Room, The Westin Jakarta, Jl HR Rasuna Said Kav C-22
Contact: Emmy Amalia
Registration: For further information and to register please contact Emmy Amalia at emmy.amalia@unimelb.edu.au.

Jakarta

When: Saturday, 26 January 2019, 9.30am sharp
Where: Medan Room, The Westin Jakarta, Jl HR Rasuna Said Kav C-22
Contact: Emmy Amalia

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Beijing

When: Saturday, 12 January 2019, 2-5pm
Where: Grand Salon II, Level LG, Grand Hyatt Beijing,1 East Chang An Avenue
Contact: Yifang Xie

Register now - Beijing

Shanghai

When: Saturday, 12 January 2019, 2-5pm
Where: Twelve at Hengshan, A Luxury Collection Hotel Shanghai, Hengshan Room I+II,B2F,12 Hengshan Road
Contact: Yifang Xie

Register now - Shanghai

Guangzhou

When: Saturday, 19 January 2019, 2-5pm
Where: Carlton I, Ritz-Calton Guangzhou, No. 3, Xing 'an Road, Pearl River New City, Tianhe District
Contact: Yifang Xie

Register now - Guangzhou

Singapore

When: Saturday, 19 January 2019, 10am-1pm
Where: Room 303 - 304, Suntec Singapore, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, 039593
Contact: Elaine Lew

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Kuala Lumpur

When: Sunday, 20 January 2019, 1-4pm
Where: Clarke Ballroom II, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, Level 6, 2 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: Kar-Yee Ong

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Hong Kong

When: Sunday, 2 December 2018, 2-4pm
Where: Ming Room I, 3/F, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Contact: Jessica Yan
Registration: For further information and to register please contact Jessica Yan at jeyan@unimelb.edu.au.


Volunteer with us

Volunteering to assist with our Pre-Departure Briefings is a great opportunity for students travelling home during the break.

Participation is counted towards the Leaders in Communities Award, and volunteers are recognised with a certificate of participation and a thank you event.

The role of a volunteer is to give new students a positive and enjoyable experience at the pre-departure briefing, and to make new students feel comfortable and confident about their transition to the University of Melbourne. You'll have the opportunity to:

  • make new friends, answer questions, and share your personal experience
  • develop your interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • increase your cross-cultural communication ability
  • attend a training session to build your facilitation skills
  • meet current and new students
  • network with alumni volunteers
  • help international students settle into life in Melbourne.

Applications to volunteer at a Pre-Departure Briefing are currently closed, but we'll be seeking volunteers again in September and October, 2019.