Arriving in Australia
Airport pickup service
A free airport pickup service is provided for all new international students commencing their studies at Deakin University for the first time. You will need to have your accommodation arranged before you apply for airport pickup. Please visit the Off campus housing service site for assistance finding accommodation.
If you need to cancel or change your booking for your airport pickup please email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org with at least 48 hours' notice. Failure to do so may result in you being charged for the airport pickup fee.
If you cannot find your driver in the Melbourne Airport International Arrival Hall, please check that you are waiting in the correct place – you should be waiting at the Meeting Point.
Please check the Melbourne Airport Meeting Point
Upon your arrival at the Meeting Point please wait until your driver arrives. Do not walk away from the meeting point.
Enrolment and Orientation program
Go to Get Started for essential information about the compulsory Enrolment and Orientation program for international students. This is where you download your Orientation itinerary
which includes details of all the sessions you need to attend - the key to a smooth
All the sessions that you need to attend during this week are
Attending the Enrolment and Orientation program is essential if you want to make a successful start at Deakin. During the week you will:
- Receive course advice,
enroland sign up for tutorials.
- Get your student ID card, IT and Library access.
- Learn about Deakin and the many services that can help you during your studies.
- Make connections with other new students and join mentor programs and student clubs.
- Meet current Deakin students and hear about their experiences.
The first event students should attend is the International Student Welcome on Monday 6 July.
Melbourne Burwood Campus:
Time: 9:30am Location: LT3 (B1.77) for all international students new to Australia
Please note: Students who have graduated from MIBT and/or DUELI, please attend your International Student Welcome session on Monday 6 July at 2.30pm in LT3 (B1.77). This session is tailored to the needs of students who are not new to Australia.
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus:
Time: 9.00am Location: ia1.006 Peter Thwaites Lecture Theatre
Geelong Waterfront Campus:
Time: 9.00am Location D3.211
Time: 9.30 am - Location: B1.09 (student Life Reception, Building B, Lower Level)
Need further assistance during Orientation? There are Welcome Areas staffed by senior students located on each campus during the Orientation period to assist you with directions, session details and other enquiries.
These senior students, known as Connect Leaders, will also be around busy parts of the campus, so look out for them in their orange t-shirts.