Your worries solved! A List of 28 Things to Bring to Study in Australia


Hello everyone. I’m @olivertomolife and I’ve studied abroad in Sydney!

I’d like to share something with those of you who are currently preparing to study in Australia.

I’m sure you’re worried about the different things you need to bring on various websites.

If you bring things you don’t actually need, you may not be able to bring other things you need.

That’s why we’ve created a list of things to bring to study in Australia, divided into what you need and what you don’t!

If you are wondering what you need to pack, please check it out!

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Contents of this article
  • List of things you need to bring to study in Australia
  • Useful things to have when studying in Australia
  • Things I didn’t need to bring when I studied in Australia

I studied abroad in Sydney for a year starting in 2018. Currently, I am writing a blog about my experience.

By reading this post, you’ll know what you need to bring with you when you study in Australia!


List of things you need to bring to study in Australia

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You will definitely need this for your entry and exit, so don’t forget it.

If your passport is about to expire, make sure you renew it as soon as possible.

It is convenient to keep at least two copies of your passport just in case.

Identification documents

You may be asked to provide some form of identification other than your passport, so bring your driver’s license or student ID.

It’s a good idea to be prepared.

Airline Ticket

You will need this when entering and leaving country.

It is also a good idea to keep a copy of this document in case you need to use it.

School Entrance Permit

If you have a student visa, don’t forget to bring your school permit.

It will be used on the first day of school.


When you arrive at the airport in Australia, convert your currency into Australian dollars.

It is useful to exchange some money until you can open a bank account.

In my case, I exchanged about 70,000 yen.


This is a document required to enter Australia, and it often comes in the form of an email, so it is convenient to make a copy.

This is a very important document, so be sure to keep it with you during your stay in Australia.

Overseas insurance policy / copy

Don’t forget to take out overseas insurance.

It is useful to keep it in a place where you can easily find it in case of emergencies.


Plugs and voltage in your country and Australia are may be different, so it is convenient to buy a transformer beforehand.

You can buy a transformer locally, but it is better to buy one ahead of time because you might not want your smartphone to lose power.

Computer/USB flash drive

This is very useful when working on school assignments.

You can also use it to make resumes for work, etc., so it is convenient to bring one with you.

USB flash drives are useful for assignments and making copies.

I found it useful when I needed to make a copy of my return flight ticket.

Smart Phone

It is recommended to bring a smartphone as it is very useful for living in the area.

If your phone has a SIM lock, you will not be able to use your SIM overseas, so make sure to unlock it before you bring it.

Credit cards

Credit cards are the most common form of payment in Australia, so it is convenient to bring your own.

However, there is a possibility of fraudulent use of credit cards, so please be careful when using them.

It is safer to use a debit card after you have opened an account locally.

Washing nets

Take a laundry net with you to prevent your clothes from getting damaged.

You can find them at Daiso, but they are expensive, so it is convenient to buy them in advance.


You should bring a minimum number of towels.

You can buy them locally when you arrive and are ready to live.

Writing utensils

You will need a ballpoint pen to write on your entry card, so it is best to have at least one.
It is also useful when studying for school.


It is a good idea to bring about three notebooks with you.

Australian notebooks are often messy, so if you have a favorite notebook, it is a good idea to bring it with you.

Electronic dictionary

An electronic dictionary is useful for school classes.

However, you will improve your language skills faster if you don’t use it as much as possible.


Toothbrushes in Australia are different in size and may be difficult to use.

It is a good idea to bring a toothbrush that you are used to using.

Nail clippers

Nail clippers in Australia are sometimes of poor quality, so it is recommended to bring one that you are used to using.

Useful things to bring when studying in Australia

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The sun is very strong in Australia in the summer, and it can hurt your eyes.

It is a good idea to bring a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes.


The Australian sun is very strong and can cause sunburn.

Many people suffer from skin cancer, so bring sunscreen to protect your skin.

Travel Shampoo

The first few days of your trip will be busy, and you may not have time to go shopping for shampoo.

Bring a shampoo that can be used for several days.

Winter Jacket

Winter in Australia can be very hot and humid, so it is a good idea to bring a warm jacket.

You don’t want to catch a cold, so take precautions.


There are many beaches in Australia and the temperature is high in summer, so sandals are useful.

It is very convenient to have a pair.

Cold medicine

Cold medicine in Australia is very effective, so bring medicine that you are familiar with.

If you bring your own medicine, put it in your suitcase and mark the package as cold medicine for peace of mind.

International Driver’s License

If you have driven a car in Australia, it is useful to have one.


Slippers are handy to have as you will often have to take off your shoes to live in your house.

You can buy them at Daiso.

Folding umbrella

Umbrellas are handy to have in Australia because it can rain suddenly.

Local umbrellas are sometimes of poor quality, so it is better to bring your own.


For men, it is convenient to bring a shaver.

You can buy imported ones from overseas, but they are expensive and not recommended.

Alarm clock

Schools sometimes start early, so if you are worried about your smartphone’s alarm clock, it is convenient to bring one.

My alarm clock saved my life every morning.

Things I didn’t need for my study abroad in Australia

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Reference books

The ones I used at school were enough for me.

I also found that the books sold locally were more complete, so I don’t think it’s necessary to bring them.


Many supermarkets in Australia sell eco bags.

You have to pay for the bags, so it is recommended to buy more than one eco-bag at the supermarket.


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  • Let’s look at the list of belongings to determine what you need.
  • If you are studying abroad for a long time, it will be easier to return home if you pack compactly.
  • Rest early the day before departure

I introduced the list of things to bring to Australia!

Please take a look at it for reference.

We will continue to publish more information about Australia in the future, so please stay tuned.

Thank you for reading to the end!