You have booked your flights, enrolled in your course and applied for a student visa, so what’s next? Packing your bags. Regardless of the study abroad location you choose, preparing to study in foreign country is a super exciting decision. It is so compelling that you might forget to take some of the important things. So here we present to you the most detailed Checklist Before going to Study in Australia.


Checklist Before Going to Study in Australia


Checklist Before going to Study in Australia: Important documents

Documents are important. Along with your passport, there are other important documents as well which you should be carrying along. For example, you might need medical certificates and prescriptions. So, it is better to make a list of all the documents and accordingly pack them in your bag. Here is the list of these documents

  • your valid passport 
  • a valid Australian student visa
  • your offer letter from the university in Australian
  • your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE),
  • Your confirmation of your airport pickup by the institution and your accommodation details
  • Receipts of paid tuition fees, health cover etc.
  • your birth certificate,
  • Important ID proofs
  • attested mark sheets and certificates 
  • work experience letters
  • ten passport size photographs
  • prescriptions of medicines(if any)
  • health insurance details
  • Plane tickets

Clothing Checklist for Study Abroad in Australia

Try and carry versatile clothes that can be combined with multiple pieces to make comfortable and appropriate outfits. Carry all the clothes ranging from business clothing to Sunday brunch wear. But also, take care  not to increase your luggage weight by packing clothes that are not appropriate. Here is the list of clothes you will need in Australia:

  • Underwear 
  • T-shirts 
  • Tops 
  • Shirts
  • Formal trousers 
  • Jeans
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Jacket 
  • Professional outfits
  • Workout outfit + Swimwear to enjoy Australia’s gorgeous beaches
  • Belts
  • Socks
  • Sweaters
  • Coat
  • Gloves/Scarves/Other winter accessories



Checklist for international students to Study in Australia: Toiletries 

These are routine items, with which your day starts and ends. You have to pack all the required Toiletries items in your bag. These items are for  personal hygiene, hence you cannot miss them out. The following list includes the Personal Care Products you would require in Australia: 

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Razors + Your shaving supplies
  • Contact lenses + Glasses (You could carry the prescription for convenience, too)
  • Shampoo + Conditioner
  • Soap and Shower gel 
  • Makeup
  • Comb
  • Over-the-counter medicines
  •  Tissues and sanitary products

Packing list for Study Abroad in Australia: Electrical Devices

Nowadays, Electronic devices are as important as clothes. In your everyday life you use several electronic gadgets, but it is not possible to carry everything. Thus pack only the important ones which you feel you will require in Australia during your studies. Also, handle these gadgets carefully while travelling. Here is the list of Electrical Devices, you may need in Australia:

  • Cell phone + Charger
  • Laptop + Charger 
  • a travel adapter
  • Headphones 
  • Power strip with converter
  • Calculator
  • Headphones



Checklist for studying in Australia: Kitchen 

While studying abroad in Australia, it is not possible to eat and drink everyday at restaurants. You have to prepare some drinks and food at home also. For that you will need kitchen utensils. Purchasing these utensils in Australia would disturb your budget. So it is better to carry the possible things from your home itself. The following list will help you to pack the necessary kitchen items for Australia: 

  • Bottle / can opener
  • Bowl and plate
  • Chopping board
  • Cutlery (small set)
  • Knives and Scissors
  • Frying pan
  • Pressure cooker
  • Spoons
  • Jug

Miscellaneous things to carry to Australia

There are some more items which will make your life easy in Australia. This includes your way of living. Here is a list of things that will make your stay at your university life more convenient:

  • Shoes
  • Small purse/Backpack for when you go out
  •  Pillow 
  • Pillowcases
  • Bedsheets 
  • Comforter/Blanket
  • Towels 
  • Bathrobe 
  • Hangers 
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Journal
  • Stationery
  • Watch
  • Flash drive
  • Laundry Bag 
  • Notebooks, Pens

This is the essential checklist of things to be packed before travelling to study abroad to Australia. With so many essential things to carry, remember to choose baggage that is strong, secure and safe. We hope our list helped you with your packing struggles . if you miss out something, don’t worry you can purchase from australia once you land there. Happy Journey..!!



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