When you arrive, it can take some time to get set up and ready for your studies. Here’s a guide to some of the things you can do to get organised for your life in Perth.

Finalise your enrolment

Enrolling is one of the most important things you will need to do when you first arrive.

You need to enrol in your units, tutorials, labs and workshops. This will create a timetable to help you know where you need to be on which days.

For details on enrolling in units, important information about your course and links to our support services on campus, see how to enrol.

Join our orientation program

Every semester, we run an orientation program to welcome you and other new students to Murdoch and help you adjust to life in Perth.

You will learn important information about being an international student and get help to:

The Murdoch International Student Association (MISA) will also host a range of fun events during orientation to help you meet and make friends with other international students, and explore other aspects of university life.

Please plan your travel to Perth so you arrive in time to join our orientation program.

Learn more about orientation

Set up a bank account

We partner with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia for International Student Banking. Opening an account with the Commonwealth Bank is fast, secure and provides you with instant access to your account details.

Enjoy the convenience of:

  • more than 700 branches nationally
  • NetBank and the CommBank App, where you can access and manage your money – anywhere, anytime.

To instantly open an account or for personal support, visit Commonwealth Bank's site.

Things you should know:
Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 is a company incorporated in Australia.
Customers will have limited access to NetBank until they arrive in Australia and identify themselves at a Commonwealth Bank branch.