Pre-departure briefings

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

  • Online pre-departure briefing
  • Indonesia


    Saturday 18 January 2020, 9am registration for 9.30am start.

    The Westin Jakarta, Medan Room 
    Jl HR Rasuna Said Kav C-22

    Register now


    Friday 31 January 2020, 4.30pm registration for 5pm start

    Mercure Hotel Grand Mirama Surabaya

    Register now

  • Vietnam


    Saturday 18 January 2020, 11am - 1pm

    Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi - MGallery, 29 Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 010000, Vietnam

    Register now

    Ho Chi Minh City

    Monday 20 January 2020, 4 - 6pm

    Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, 88 Đồng Khởi, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

    Register now

  • Thailand


    Friday 24 January 2020, 3 - 5pm

    Westin Hotel The Westin Grande Sukhumvit,
    259 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok

    Register now

  • Sri Lanka


    Friday 7 February 2020, 6.30 - 8.30pm

    Cinnamon Grand Colombo,
    77 Galle Rd, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka

    Register now

Volunteer with us

Applications to volunteer at a Pre-Departure Briefing are now closed.

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.

Contact us for more information.

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