Preparing for your arrival

Starting life in a new country is an incredible experience, but one you will need to be prepared for.

Welcome to LTCA!

Congratulations on receiving your offer to study at La Trobe College Australia! Get a warm welcome from our College Director and students here.

Get ready


You should arrange accommodation as soon as you know which campus you'll be studying at. 

Arriving in Melbourne

Follow the steps below for a smooth and stress-free arrival in Australia.


Australia is a safe, welcoming and multicultural society. Here are some tips to help you in your first few weeks.


You should aim to open an Australian bank account within 6 weeks of arriving in Australia.


As a student in Australia, there are lots of ways you can save money - you just need to know how! 

Life on campus

Life at La Trobe isn’t simply about attending classes and hitting the books — there’s a lively culture waiting for you.


Use this checklist to make sure you have met all the requirements before getting started on your study journey. 

What to bring

From financials to important documents to luggage - here's what you should pack and prepare ahead of your arrival.


Here you’ll find directions to find us and transport tips on getting here via the most convenient route.

Visa info

You'll need a valid student visa to study in Australia. Processing times can vary, so the sooner you can apply, the better. 


As an international student, you are able to work up to 40 hours per fortnight and unlimited hours during semester breaks.

Airport pickup

La Trobe College Australia can arrange an airport pickup for you to help you reach your destination safely and in a timely manner.