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


When: Monday 3 June, 2-5pm
Where: Clive Dupleix Taj Coromondal
37, Uthamar Gandhi Rd, Tirumurthy Nagar,
Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034
Contact: Vandita Bhargava
+91 11 46465260/70/80/90 (Ext: 107)

Register for Chennai briefing


When: Tuesday 4 June, 2-5pm
Where: Pennar Hall, Shangri-La Hotel
No.56, 6B, Palace Rd, Abshot Layout
Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560002
Contact: Vandita Bhargava
+91 11 46465260/70/80/90 (Ext: 107)

Register for Bangalore briefing


When: Saturday 8 June, 2-5pm
Where: Family Lounge, JW Marriott
Juhu, Juhu Tara Rd, Uditi Tarang Housing Colony
uhu Tara, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049
Contact: Vandita Bhargava
+91 11 46465260/70/80/90 (Ext: 107)

Register for Mumbai briefing


When: Sunday 9 June, 2-5pm
Where: Inspire Hall, Le Meridian
Windsor Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Contact: Vandita Bhargava
+91 11 46465260/70/80/90 (Ext: 107)

Register for Delhi briefing


Pre departure-briefing

When: Saturday 22 June 2019, 9am registration for 9.30am start
Where: Medan Room, The Westin Jakarta, Jl HR Rasuna Said Kav C-22
Contact: Emmy Amalia,, +62 811 180 3363 (WhatsApp)

Register for Jakarta briefing


When: Saturday 8 June, 2-5pm
Where: Grand Salon II, Level LG, Grand Hyatt Beijing
1 East Chang An Avenue
琼岛厅, 北京东方君悦大酒店, 北京东方君悦大酒店LG层,北京市东长安街1号
Contact: Yang Mei
+86 10 85186918

Register for Beijing briefing


When: Saturday 8 June, 2-5pm
Where: Hengshan Room I&II, Twelve at Hengshan, A Luxury Collection Hotel Shanghai
B2F,12 Hengshan Road, Shanghai, China
衡山厅 I+II, 上海衡山路十二号豪华精选酒店, 上海衡山路十二号豪华精选酒店地下二层,上海徐汇区衡山路12号
Contact: Yandi Song

Register for Shanghai briefing


When: Sunday 9 June, 2pm - 5pm
Where: Carlton I, Ritz-Calton Guangzhou
No. 3, Xing 'an Road, Pearl River New City, Tianhe District
卡尔顿厅 II,  广州富力丽思卡尔顿酒店, 广州市天河区珠江新城兴安路3号
Contact: Yang Mei
+86 10 85186918 or
Yandi Song

Register for Guangzhou briefing


When: Saturday 29 June, 1-4pm
Where: Room 300, Suntec Singapore
1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, 039593
Contact: Elaine Lew
+65 68281022

Register for Singapore briefing

Kuala Lumpur

When: Sunday 30 June, 1pm-4pm
Where: Parry, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur
Level 6, 2 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: Kar-Yee Ong 
+603 2615 7319

Register for Kuala Lumpur briefing

Online pre-departure briefing

If you are not able to attend a pre-departure briefing in person, you can still get the information you need at our online session.

When: Wednesday 3 July, 9-10.30pm AEST
Where: Online

Register for online briefing

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.