You’re here! Now what?

You've just landed in Sydney! Here’s what we recommend you do do next.

Do this:

  • Arrive at least one week before orientation so you have time to settle in
  • Tell your family that you have arrived safely (trust us – they’ll want to know you’re safe)
  • Check your UTS email for any important messages. Find out how to set up your UTS email here, if you haven't done so already.                                
  • Open an Australian bank account
  • Apply for a Tax File Number (if you want to work while studying)
  • Buy an Opal Card to travel on Sydney public transport. Read more here
  • Like our Student Activities Club Facebook page to find out about student activities and social events
  • Buy an Australian SIM card
  • Find your closest supermarket, doctor, chemist, shopping centre and public transport links

Stay safe when you’re out…

  • Always plan your trip home, especially at night. Make sure you have enough money to get home before leaving
  • Try to travel with a friend or in a group
  • Always have a mobile phone, a phone card or money to make any phone calls
  • Use pedestrian walkways when crossing the street
  • Leave valuables at home if you don't need them
  • Never carry large amounts of money
  • Call 000 in the event of an emergency