During orientation, or “O week” at Murdoch, you will have the chance to meet other local and international students through seminars, excursions, BBQ lunches, dinner and many other activities.

International orientation

Our international orientation program is designed to help you meet other international students, get ready for your studies and adjust to living in Perth. Please plan your journey to Perth so you can arrive in time to attend the orientation sessions.

You will learn how to:

You will also need to complete several online modules through the Student Welcome Service. These modules will give you information about living in Australia and studying at Murdoch University. If you haven’t already created an account, you need to register in order to access the online modules.

In addition to the sessions below, International students must also attend one of the following:


SessionSession Details
International Student Orientation
(Required for International and Study Abroad & Exchange students)
Mon 23 July (8:30am-4:30pm)

Perth campus, Kim Beazley Lecture Theatre (KBLT)

Study Abroad & Exchange Orientation
(Required for Study Abroad & Exchange students)
Tue 24 July (10am-12pm)

Perth campus, LL1.004 & LL1.005
International Latecomers Orientation
(Required for International students arriving after 23 July)
Thu 26 July (10am-12pm)

Perth campus, EH4.001

RSVP is not required
Welcome Dinner
(Optional for International, Study Abroad & Exchange, interstate and regional students)
Thu 26 July (5:45pm-8pm)

Perth campus, Student HUB

RSVP is not required
Excursion to Caversham Wildlife Park
(Optional for International, Study Abroad & Exchange, interstate and regional students)
Fri 27 July (11am-5pm)

Spaces are limited. Eligible students can show their Student ID and obtain a ticket from the Student Centre starting Monday, 23 July.

Students with tickets should meet outside the Student Centre at 11am on the day of the excursion.

Guides and resources

For all international students commencing studies at Murdoch University. This guide contains a checklist of things to do before departing your home country, information about living in Perth and more!

Information for new Australia Awards students travelling to Perth.

This guide contains information to help you get setup once you arrive in Australia. Learn about finding a place to stay, connecting to utilities, getting around Perth, opening a bank account, places to shop and tips on adjusting to life in a new country.

For International Students with Allianz Global Assistance.

Find out what library services are available to students at Murdoch.