Travel and Visas




We have put together some helpful information about travelling to your OSC Course. Before booking flights, trains, buses etc, check your arrival and departure times on our Course Schedule page. All prices given below are subject to change – see providers' websites for the latest rates.

We recommend that all students coming from outside Australia take advice from the Australian Embassy in their country on whether a visa is required to enter Australia.

If you do need a visa, you should complete the relevant visitor visa application form according to embassy advice – more information is available on the Australian embassy website.


Important Visa information


We are happy to provide a letter in support of your visa application – however, prior to us providing such a letter, your total course fees must be paid in full. Please contact us if you require a letter in support of your visa application.

Please note that many embassies take a long time to process a visa application – it is best to contact them as soon as possible to find out about the procedures and make your application.

If a visa is refused we will refund the full fees minus a handling charge of $100, provided that the visa application was made at least 1 month prior to the start of the whole course. Proof of application date and refusal is required before fees are refunded – please see our Cancellation Policy.

Please note: not having received a response from the visa authority does not qualify the Student or Parent for a refund.




Consent to Travel Letters

It is recommended that students who are under 18 and are flying without parental supervision carry a letter from their parent/guardian giving consent for them to travel alone. More and more airlines are asking to see these letters at check in. The letter should include:

  • your dates of travel and return 

  • where you will be travelling to 

  • where you will be staying  

  • parental consent to travel alone.




Travelling to New College at the University of NSW


Address: 330 Anzac Parade Kensington NSW 2033 Australia


To New College from the airport


The airport is quite close to UNSW – only about 15 minutes' drive.  The easiest way to get to the College is by taxi which costs about AU$25.  There is also a pre-paid bus service (route 400) which leaves from Terminal 3 at the Domestic airport and Terminal 1 (International Airport).  This bus trip takes about 40 minutes.  The College is only a few minutes walk after you get off the bus at Stand B.  The cost for the bus trip is AU$4.30 (full fare).  For further information about travelling from the airport to the College check out the State Transit website at


To New College from the city centre


Take buses 393 or 395 in front of Central Station (Eddy Ave). The trip takes about 20 minutes. Get off a Barker Street. The college is less than 100 metres from the stop.


New College Map




New College is located in Barker St (off Anzac Parade), Kensington, about 5 km from Central Railway Station, Sydney.  Access to New College is via Barker Street (enter the gate and turn right).





Travelling to Queen's College at the University of Melbourne


Address: 1–17 College Crescent, Parkville, VIC, 3052


To Queen's College from the airport


The easiest and most direct way to get to the College is by taxi. The 25-30 minute trip should cost around AU$50. However, public transport is also available. Interstate and overseas students arriving by air will find it easy to transfer from the airport to the city centre by the Skybus.  Buses leave from outside the main arrival hall every 10 to 15 minutes and cost around $16 one-way or $26 return (2 trips).

The city terminus for Skybus is Southern Cross Station.  From here you can catch a taxi to Queen’s College (around AU$10 and 10 minutes) or catch a train to Flinders Street Station (the next stop from Southern Cross) and then trams 3, 3a, 5 or 6 to the University of Melbourne terminal.  This tram trip will take about 15 minutes and will only cost about AU$3.00.

From the Melbourne University terminal (Faraday Street) walk along Swanson Street for about 200 metres to the College (opposite Melbourne Cemetery).


To Queen's College from the city centre


Catch tram 3, 3a, 5 or 6 from Flinders Street Station (Federation Square) which travels along Swanson Street to the University of Melbourne terminal at Faraday Street.  Walk along Swanson Street from the Faraday Street terminal for about 200 metres to Queen’s College – opposite Melbourne Cemetery.


Queen's College Map