You've arrived in Australia!

Arriving in Perth

We suggest you arrive in Perth at least one week before Orientation to give you enough time to adjust to life in Australia.

If you’re worried that you won’t be able to arrive in time for Orientation, contact the Curtin College admissions team. If you arrive after your start date, you may experience immigration difficulties.

Arriving at the airport

When your plane arrives, you must proceed through airport security. Follow these steps for a smooth run through.

  1. Complete your Passenger Arrival Card

    All passengers arriving in Australia must complete a Passenger Arrival Card. This should be given to you on the plane before landing. It is vital that you answer all questions on this card truthfully. You can see a sample of the card here.

  2. Go to immigration

    Simply follow the signs to Baggage Claim. These will lead you to the immigration desk where you will need to show your:

    • Passport
    • Visa
    • Passenger Arrival Card
  3. Collect your bags from Baggage Claim

    If your bags are not there you can approach the lost baggage desk and they will be able to help.

  4. Proceed to Customs

    Here customs officials will check your baggage and Passenger Arrival Card. Some important things to note about arriving in Australia include:

    • Restricted/Prohibited Items

      There are items that you cannot bring into Australia. These include, fresh food, animal products and plant material. For a full list please visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

    • Declare or Dispose

      If you have a prohibited item and do not declare it you will be charged a minimum AUD$220 fine. If you declare the item, it will be inspected and you may be allowed to bring it with you into Australia.

StudyPerth Airport Welcome Desk


After you’ve collected your luggage and made your way through Australian immigration and customs, StudyPerth Airport Greeters will be there to assist and guide you as you take your first steps in Perth.

Follow the StudyPerth ‘footprints’ on the floor to collect your welcome gift.

The Desk is open each day and night, however if the desk is not open you can still get your hands on a welcome pack, just email [email protected] or call (+61 8) 6253 7490

FREE Airport Pick up

As an international student, you have the option to be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation. However, if you fail to use the service after booking, you will be charged a fee of AUD$65.

You can arrange your airport pick up here!

Speak to us directly

T: +61 (08) 9266 4888
E: [email protected]