Paying your fees

We offer a variety of payment options to allow you to pay your fees in full or in part.

Course fees are paid one semester or teaching period at a time, so you can spread your fee payments out over the duration of your course.

Payment of the student services and amenities fee is due by 1 April for Semester 1 and 1 September for Semester 2.

Domestic students

You're considered a domestic student at Murdoch if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen, or hold a permanent Australian humanitarian visa.

Your course fees are due two weeks before the census date or as outlined on your invoice. Each teaching period has a different census date. If you are deferring payments to a HELP loan your fees will transfer to the loan on the census date.

  • In person

    You can pay your fees in person at the Student Centre using:

    • debit card
    • Visa or Mastercard
    • bank cheque
    • money order.

    Direct payment of your fees in person at any Australian bank branch is not accepted.

    When you pay your fees at the Student Centre you will be issued with a paper receipt.

  • Online

    You can pay your fees online with:

    • MyInfo using Visa or Mastercard
    • Bpay via your bank or financial institution.

    For BPay payments you will need the Biller Code and your reference details which are available on your invoice and also through MyInfo.

    If your fees are paid through MyInfo you will receive a confirmation of payment number or printable receipt.

  • Phone

    Call us on 1300 687 3624 for credit or debit card payment. Credit cards accepted are Visa and Mastercard.

International students

You're an international student if you hold or are applying for a Student, Diplomatic, Bridging, Temporary or Provisional Resident visa, or are a permanent resident of New Zealand.

Your course fees are due on the Friday before commencement of each teaching period, or as outlined on your invoice.

Paying from overseas

If you haven’t left your home country for Australia yet or your tuition fee is being paid from an overseas account, your payment options are:

  • Online

    You can pay your fees online with:

    If your fees are paid through MyInfo you will receive a confirmation of payment number or printable receipt.

  • Bank transfer

    You can transfer the funds from your Australian bank by electronic transfer. Make sure to include student name and student number with the transaction.

    Once the transaction is complete, submit a copy of the remittance advice, along with your signed acceptance to:

    Account name Murdoch University
    Bank name Commonwealth Bank of Australia
    SWIFT number CTBAAU2SXXX
    Account number 0667708xxxxxxxx (Please insert your 8-digit student number in place of the “x”. Enter the entire 15-digit number as your account number.*)
    Bank address 201 Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Reference detail Student Name and Date of Birth (DDMMYY)
    * The 15-digit bank account number is made up of BSB/Branch Code 066 770 and account number 8xxxxxxxx. Please ensure all 15 digits are entered as the Account Number with no space or hyphen (-).

Paying from within Australia

If you have already arrived in Australia or your tuition fee is being paid by someone in Australia, your payment options are:

  • In person

    You can pay your fees in person at the Student Centre using:

    • debit card
    • Visa or Mastercard
    • bank cheque
    • money order.

    Direct payment of your fees in person at any Australian bank branch is not accepted.

    When you pay your fees at the Student Centre you will be issued with a paper receipt.

  • Online

    You can pay your fees online with:

    • MyInfo using Visa or Mastercard
    • Bpay via your bank or financial institution.

    For BPay payments you will need the Biller Code and your reference details which are available on your invoice and also through MyInfo.

    If your fees are paid through MyInfo you will receive a confirmation of payment number or printable receipt.

  • Phone

    Call us on 1300 687 3624 for credit or debit card payment. Credit cards accepted are Visa and Mastercard.

  • Bank transfer

    You can transfer the funds from your Australian bank by electronic transfer. Make sure to include student name and student number with the transaction.

    Once the transaction is complete, submit a copy of the remittance advice, along with your signed acceptance to:

    Account name Murdoch University
    Bank name Commonwealth Bank of Australia
    BSB 066-770
    Account number 8xxxxxxxx (Please insert your 8-digit student number in place of the “x”)

Invoices

You can access your invoice and review your payment history in MyInfo. As your tuition fees are based on unit enrolments, you will need to generate a new invoice each time you add or delete a unit.

Your payment history will only show payments made by you. If you are deferring your fees to a HELP loan, you will be issued a Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) for each enrolled teaching period. You can access your last two semesters’ CANs in MyInfo, or request copies of older CANs in MyAnswers.

A breakdown of your deferred fees is also available from the Australian Taxation Office.

Receipts

Your official receipt is the one you receive at the time of making payment. How you receive the receipt will vary depending on the payment method you use. Murdoch University is unable to re-issue receipts.

Refunds

If you have overpaid your fees, withdrawn before the census date, or been granted a retrospective withdrawal for your units, you may be eligible for a refund.

You can get a refund of your student services and amenities fee (SSAF) if you withdraw from all your units before the SSAF due date. If you withdraw from all your units after the SSAF due date, you will remain liable for the SSAF amount as at the SSAF due date.

If you are an international student in your first year you will need to meet the additional criteria set out on your acceptance form. The refund amount available may vary depending on your circumstances.

Complete the refund of fees request form and take it to the Student Centre or send a scanned copy through MyAnswers. You will be advised whether your application has been approved as part of the assessment process.

Receiving your refund

Refunds will only be issued to a bank account in the student’s name, so family trusts and relative’s bank accounts will not be accepted.

Refunds can be sent to Australian or overseas bank accounts. Funds sent to an overseas bank account will be issued in the local currency of the account. You can request the payment be made in Australian dollars, however a fee will apply.

Refund requests can take up to four weeks to process, depending on the time of year.

Fee payment arrangements

If you are experiencing difficulty paying your fees, contact the Student Centre as soon as possible to discuss your situation. You can also explore financial assistance available to you.

Partial payments

You can pay your fees in instalments before the due date. For example, you may start paying weekly increments against your invoice from the date the invoice is issued, however you must have made full payment by the payment due date.

Partial payments are available to both domestic and international students.

Tuition Fee Payment Plan

If you are an international student experiencing severe financial hardship and you cannot pay a fee by the payment due date, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Payment Plan. An unexpected or exceptional event must have occurred to prevent you from paying on time.

You must complete the Tuition Fee Payment Plan Application and lodge it through MyAnswers or at the Student Centre before the tuition fee due date or earlier. Please refer to the invoice for your tuition fee due date. Your request will be assessed by the Fees team and you will be advised of the outcome.

Late fees

If your fees are not paid on time, late payment fees will be charged on a monthly basis. Additionally, your access to results and online services including learning materials and assignment lodging services may be restricted.

Your enrolment in units and the university course may be cancelled for non-payment of fees.

Any communication regarding outstanding fees will be sent to the email address you have provided, so it’s important to make sure your contact details in MyInfo are kept up to date.