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.
Please see our New Students page for details on how to enrol in units, important information about your course and links to our support services on campus.
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:
- Sign up for a student card
- Organise public transport concession
- Register with your Overseas Student Heath Cover provider
- Finalise your enrolment.
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.
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. You can start transferring money to your new Australian account straight away+ and view your balance online before you arrive, using Australia’s number one online bank NetBank^.
Enjoy the convenience of:
- More than 950 branches nationally
- NetBank and the CommBank App, where you can access and manage your money – anywhere, anytime
- Personalised support of a Relationship Manager when you earn an annual income of $80,000 or above*.
To instantly open an account or for personal support, simply visit Commonwealth Bank's site.
Things you should know: Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 is a company incorporated in Australia.
*We will need to verify your proof of income and visa to qualify for this service.
+Customers will be able to withdraw their funds once they arrive in Australia and identify themselves at a Commonwealth Bank branch.
^Customers will have limited access to NetBank until they arrive in Australia and identify themselves at a Commonwealth Bank branch.