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Last updated: 6 July 2022

While you have been preparing for your arrival in to Adelaide, we too have been busy working on useful information and programs to help you settle into your new home, meet new people, make new friends, and expand your local support network, from the moment you start planning your trip, and throughout your entire career.

We also know you likely have questions as you prepare to arrive in Adelaide, to help we have answers to frequently asked questions below which provide details on the information currently available.

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Last updated: 6 July 2022

While you have been preparing for your arrival in to Adelaide, we too have been busy working on useful information and programs to help you settle into your new home, meet new people, make new friends, and expand your local support network, from the moment you start planning your trip, and throughout your entire career.

We also know you likely have questions as you prepare to arrive in Adelaide, to help we have answers to frequently asked questions below which provide details on the information currently available.

To discover what’s on, subscribe to our newsletter, join us on Facebook, WeChat or Instagram, and bookmark our What’s Happening page so you don’t miss any news or events.

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Student Portal

Access our free student portal for information and resources designed for you

Student Newsletter

Get connected with StudyAdelaide for events, activities and discounts

Job Shop

Connect with employers looking for international students

Employment Toolkit

Access to resume and cover letter templates, interview question examples, webinar recordings and more

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and answers related to the safe return of international students to Adelaide.

When can I travel to Adelaide, South Australia for study?

Now. 

From Wednesday 6 July 2022, all international students and graduates who hold a valid visa may enter Australia and are no longer required to provide evidence on their vaccination status.  

Find out more about the recent changes here  

On arrival to Adelaide, you must:

•    undertake a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) and quarantine until the test is taken.

Will I need to quarantine when I arrive in South Australia?

All international arrivals into South Australia are required to take a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) on arrival in SA and quarantine until they have been tested.

More information on South Australia’s quarantine requirements can be found here


Can I bring Rapid Antigen Tests with me to Adelaide?

Travellers can bring rapid antigen tests (RATs) with them to Australia without a permit so long as:

  • the tests are for personal use, or for the use of immediate family, and
  • do not exceed 3 months’ supply.

It is recommended that any RATs brought from overseas are approved for use in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. A list of approved RATs is published on the TGA’s website at: www.tga.gov.au/covid-19-rapid-antigen-selftests-are-approved-australia.

Is there a checklist to help me understand the steps I need to take to travel to Australia?

Study Australia has developed a helpful pre-departure and travel checklist for students which outlines the steps you need to take to return to Australia.

Do I need a current student visa to travel to Australia?

Yes, you will need to hold a valid student visa to return to Australia.

You can check your current visa status and the expiry date of your visa through VEVO or your ImmiAccount.

You can also use your ImmiAccount to apply for a new visa if yours has already expired or is close to expiring.

For further information on student visas, visit the Department of Home Affairs.

If you held a student visa on or after 1 February 2020 and couldn’t complete your course in your original visa validity because of the impacts of COVID-19, you may be eligible for a visa application fee waiver.

You can find out more about this on the Department of Home Affairs website or speak to your education provider.


Is there anything I can do to prepare to arrive in Adelaide?

Yes, please ensure that you have a valid student visa From 6 July 2022, you no longer need to complete the Digital Passenger Declaration before travelling to Australia.

Once you have booked a flight, please let your education provider know of your arrival date into Adelaide.

Do I have to be vaccinated to travel to Australia?

From Wednesday 6 July 2022, No, all travellers entering Australia no longer need to provide evidence of their vaccination status. Unvaccinated travellers also no longer need a travel exemption to enter Australia.

How do I find accommodation in Adelaide?

It’s important to organise accommodation for your studies in Adelaide.  

StudyAdelaide’s website Adelaide Student Housing (ASH) is designed to make it quick and easy for students to find, compare and apply directly for their preferred student accommodation in Adelaide. 

Visit adelaidestudenthousing.com.au to find the right option for you.

What if I am not fully vaccinated or have received a vaccine not recognised or approved in Australia?

From Wednesday 6 July 2022, international students and graduate visa holders are able to enter Australia and are no longer required to provide evidence of their vaccination status.

Unvaccinated visa holders will not require a travel exemption to travel to Australia. Click here for the latest information

What you can (and can't) I bring into Australia

Australia has strict border controls and you need to be aware of what you can and cannot bring into Australia. This means that when you arrive in Australia you must declare;

- Any food, plant material and animal items
- Currency amounts of A$10,000 (or foreign equivalent)
- Some medicines

Click here for more on what you can (and can't) bring into Australia