Planning to settle in the land down under? Or, you’ve already booked your flight to the land of crocs and kangas? The thought of hopping inside the plane to start your lifetime adventure is extremely exciting. But at the same time, there are many things you should prepare.
Packing your pack can be overwhelming and hectic at the same time. You cannot afford to leave important things behind and cannot carry everything you want. I get that you want to carry all the stuff in your room as you are emotionally attached to them. But, at the same time, you cannot just carry all of them. You need to know what to carry and what not to. Here is your guide for a packing list for international students to Australia.
Let’s begin with the obvious category. Everyone knows that shorts and tee’s are for summer and jeans and jumper is for winter. But, nothing can be worse than not packing the stuff for the right climates. Here’s what is appropriate.
Clothes to be packed for summer
- Bucket hat
- Swimmers/ Bathers
- Light sweater
- T-shirts and shorts
- Dressier clothes
- Waterproof/windproof jacket
Clothes to be packed for Winter:
- Waterproof/ windproof jacket
- Warm bed socks
- Dressier clothes
- Warm jacket
Yeah, if you are moving permanently, maybe a pair or two formal dress/ suits packing is good. You also need sport shoes, closed shoes, sandals/other casual footwear. Hair-dryer, shaver, creams and other personal items are also obvious.
Here’s the list of documents you must carry. These are the important ones in your packing list:
- Airline tickets:
- Travel insurance certificate
- Medical and immunization records
- Academic history and university transcripts
- Letter of Acceptance from the educational institution:
- Prescriptions of medication you are carrying:
- A bank statement showing proof of funds
Usually, you will need AUS $4000 for your initial expenses to cover your first month’s expenses. You can carry $1000 in cash and other $3000 in traveler’s Cheque.
If you are 18+, you are allowed duty-free goods of A$900. Personal items as footwear, toiletries, clothing (excluding fur and perfume) are all free from duty and tax.
If you want to bring a laptop/ electrical goods worth 12 months old, you should pay customs duty and the sales tax on arrival. Or you might have to pay a security deposit that is refundable once you take the laptop out of Australia on your departure.
Pack wisely. Make sure there are not any goods that are not allowed for the international fight. Measure your baggage before you get to the Airport and make sure that it’s not overweight so that you don’t need to scatter your suitcase in the Airport. Do not pack anything that might get you into legal issues.
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