Important Numbers & Websites
Police, Fire, Ambulance: 000
Taxis: 132 227
Transport Information: Click Here
Internships Down Under: 02 93865441
Lost Credit Cards: Visa-1800 450346
Master Card: 1300 462273
American Express: 1300 132639
Tax File Number: Required to work in Australia
RSA Certificate: Required to work anywhere that serves alcohol.
Melbourne Visitor Centre
Open daily from 9am – 6pm
Location: Federation Square
Corner Swanson & Flinders Lane
Phone: 9928 0000
Month-by-Month Plans include both phone and data for all sim card sizes. Make sure that your phone is not locked to any network.
All the major communication companies (Vodafone, Optus, Telstra and Virgin) have pre-paid mobile packages. You can buy a prepaid card in one of their shops and recharge it easily. You can buy the recharge-codes in almost every supermarket, news agency or convenience store.
Opening a bank account
There are four major banks in Australia; Commonwealth Bank, ANZ Bank, Westpac and National Bank. To open a bank account in Australia, you will need to identify yourself so make sure to bring your Passport. Walk into any bank office and let the staff open an account for you. It is very easy and depending on which package you will get, you pay around $4 per month for your bank account. Make sure to bring a little bit of cash with you since you will make your first deposit right away to get the account working. Opening a bank account at National Bank (NAB) won’t cost you anything monthly.
From the airport to the City
It is not hard to get to the City of Melbourne from the Airport. There is a SkyBus which departs from the Airport every 10 minutes, 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. Prices start at A$18.00 for this service. For more information please visit their website. You can also take a taxi, this will cost around A$50.00.
Melbourne has an efficient public transport system. You can purchase a MyKi card and use it on all public transport in Melbourne. Just simply top up your Myki Card at over 800 retailers, the ticket office window or at a MyKi machine. For more information about the MyKi, please go to this website.
Note: International students are not entitled to purchase a student concession ticket.
Phone 1800 800 007 from within Victoria for assistance with all public transport services.
Internships Down Under can offer assistance with finding suitable accommodation:
• Furnished Student Accommodation
Click Here for more information
Warning: Do not send money to anyone until you’ve seen the room!
Internships Down Under together with Bunyip Tours organise regular weekend tours in and around Melbourne.
Bookings can be made through our website.
For your safety
We would like to remind you to take the same safety precautions in Australia as you would in your home country. Although Australia is generally a safe and friendly country, there are the usual dangers and annoyances which can be found in most cities around the world;
•Please try to avoid dark empty streets at night.
•Watch your drinks when you’re in a bar. People have been known to drop in dangerous substances.
•Try not to carry too many valuables with you.
•Make sure you know the number to disable your credit card if stolen or lost.
•Lock your windows and doors when you leave your house
•Take care when you cross the road. You may not be used to cars driving on the left.
If you need any advice then please phone Internships Down Under: +61 (0)2 93865441
If you have an emergency requiring police, ambulance or fire brigade then please call the National Emergency Number: 000