Student visa requirements

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Whether applying in or outside Australia, in order to be granted a Student visa by the Department of Home Affairs, applicants must meet specified evidentiary requirements which demonstrate their ability to meet the financial capacity, English proficiency and other relevant criteria.

All Student visa applicants must also satisfy general requirements relating to character, health, acceptable health insurance and intention to comply with visa conditions and have no outstanding debts to the Commonwealth of Australia (or have made acceptable arrangements to repay such debt).

Requirements for student visas vary according to the assessed risk level of the applicant and their proposed course of study. Please refer to Department of Home Affairs website for detailed information - Studying in Australia

Department of Home Affairs INFORMATION

Department of Home Affairs - Victoria
The Department has two metropolitan offices in Victoria . Please contact the Department on 131881 before going into any office so that you know what documentation to take with you. You may find that you do not need to visit an office in person, or that you will need to make an appointment.
Melbourne CBD office Dandenong office
Street Address:
Ground Floor Casselden Place
2 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Postal address:
GPO Box 241E
Melbourne VIC 3001

Counter hours:
Mon-Fri 0900-1600 (Wed 0900-1330)

General facsimile:
(03) 9235 3300
Street address:
Level 5, Thomas Street
Dandenong VIC 3175

Postal address:
Private Mail Bag 5001
Dandenong VIC 3175

Counter hours:
Mon-Fri 0900-1600 (Wed 0900-1330)

Courier access:
Rear entrance through Close Avenue

General facsimile:
(03) 9706 7068

Immigration National Telephone Numbers
For general information or to make an appointment please use the numbers below.

Immigration (All visa types) 131 881

Use this number for:
Information on all Temporary and Permanent visa applications (including Visitors, Students, Family Migration and Temporary Business visas and Refugee and Humanitarian applications)
Family Visitor Network Appointments for lodging visa applications

Australian Citizenship 131 880

Use this number for:
Application Kits to Apply for Australian Citizenship
Information about Application Fees, Citizenship Ceremonies and Dual Citizenship
Information on Australian Citizenship Affirmation ceremonies
Hours of operation 08:30 to 16:30 (Mon - Fri).
Note: For Australian Passport Inquiries, please call The Australian Passport Office on 131 232.

Translating and Interpreting Services 131 450 (Use this number to inquire about interpreting services)
Hours of operation 24 hours a day/7 days a week from anywhere in Australia .
Work Rights Information Line FreeCALL™ 1 800 040 070
Client Service Feedback Line 133 177
The student document checklists are to assist you if you are in Australia and making an application for a Student visa.
This is a list of countries and Departmental offices, where enquiries can be made and visa applications lodged.
To see details of an office, click on the first letter of your country. Or, use the drop-down menu and click on the country of your choice.