You’ve just arrived in the city you will call home for a while and hopefully are starting to develop a basic understanding of the city. Now is the time to add some new friends from around the world. Welcome events are the perfect place to do that as well as continue your learning about the city. Most of all, however, these events are just a great opportunity to have some fun.

IDP Education is running a series of welcome events across Australia for new international students. Some are free but others cost a small fee. This is your chance to make new friends and also experience something unique in your new home.

Welcome events in your city


IDP Education Dolphin Cruise

18/03/17 10am-1:30pm

Enjoy the unique experience of watching the loveable dolphins, taking in the water views and meeting other international students.

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Lord Mayor’s Welcome Party

22/03/17 5:30pm-7pm

The Lord Mayor of Adelaide is opening the doors of Adelaide’s Town Hall to welcome newly arrived international students to Adelaide.

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IDP Education Lunch and Museum Tour

18/03/17 12pm-2:30pm

Take in the tour of Brisbane City Hall and enjoy great views of the city while making new friends.

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City Welcome Festival

04/03/17 3pm-6pm

The registration period for a certificate has ended but students can still attend, meet some new friends and enjoy an afternoon of activities.

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IDP Education Great Ocean Road Tour

18/03/17 8am-8pm

This full day event takes you along the iconic Great Ocean Road, taking in the scenery and the famous 12 Apostles.

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Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome

24/3/17 5pm-10pm

This year’s Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome event will be the biggest Melbourne has ever seen, held in conjunction with Asia TOPA. The Asia Pop Fest event is free for students and features a range of Asian pop stars.

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IDP Education BBQ at Kings Park and Giant Jenga

18/03/17 1pm-3pm

Enjoy an authentic Aussie BBQ while making new friends in the iconic Kings Park.

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City of Perth International Student Festival 2017

11/03/17 11am-3pm

Music, international food stalls and a scavenger hunt at the Perth Cultural Centre.

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IDP Education Sydney Harbour Cruise

18/03/17 1pm-2:30pm

Enjoy some of the most famous views in Australia while making new friends aboard this Sydney Harbour cruise.

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Lord Mayor’s International Student Welcome 2017


International Student Expos

IDP Education also run International Student Expos, providing you access to a range of representatives and expert advice.

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5/4/17 11am-5pm

IDP Education, 293 Adelaide Street, Brisbane



7/4/17 1pm-5:30pm

IDP Education, 373 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne



7/4/17 1pm-5pm

IDP Education, 188 Newcastle St, Northbridge



31/3/17 12pm-5pm

IDP Education, 725-731 George Street, Sydney