Living in Australia

Australia's a great place to live and study. Deakin’s campuses are located in Victoria – a vibrant and multicultural state. We’re famous for our high standard of living, career opportunities, wonderful food, culture and world-class sporting events. From Melbourne’s buzzing city life to the beautiful countryside, there’s nowhere else in the world like Victoria.


Deakin offers several accommodation options for international students. You may like to live on campus with other students, or off campus in nearby private housing. Either way, we can assist you.

Learn more about student accommodation

Confirmation of enrolment

A confirmation of enrolment (CoE) allows you to study in Australia. It's an official statement from the University that outlines your program of study. It also confirms your course start and end dates.

Learn more about CoEs

Health and safety

At Deakin, we prioritise the wellbeing and safety of all students and staff. As an international student, you may need to arrange Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). 

With OSHC, you’re able to access healthcare services in Australia. On campus, we have a wide range of sports facilities and healthy food options to keep you feeling fit and well. Medical centres are located at each campus and our security guards are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Learn more about health and safety at Deakin

Things you'll need to know

Living costs

Moving to a new country with a different currency can be daunting.

We'll help you set up a bank account and guide you on the best ways to access your money.

We can even help you make a budget so that your daily expenses are easier to manage.

Learn more about living costs

Support for international students

Deakin offers a free airport pick-up service for all international students. We also run annual beach welcome trips for our international and exchange students.

Once you're on campus, there are plenty of clubs, societies and events to get involved in.

Learn more about support for international students

Working in Australia

You can work part time, up to 40 hours per fortnight, while you’re studying at Deakin. You may like to earn extra income or gain some work experience in a job related to your degree.

In some circumstances, graduates may be eligible for post-study work opportunity in Australia.

Learn more about working in Australia


Unsure what type of visa you may need to study at Deakin, or how to apply for one? We'll support you through the application process and help you understand the requirements and conditions.

Learn more about visas


Local knowledge can go a long way when you're living in a new country. Whether you're in Melbourne or venturing beyond to the country or the coast, we'll guide you through everything you need to know about travel in Australia.

Learn more about travel and transport in Australia