Support for Families

Support for Families of International Students

Here you can find support information for families of international students. To fully appreciate the UNSW experience, we invite you to attend our social events, career sessions, exchange experiences and practice conversational English.

Guide for parents and supporters of students

There's a lot to organise and information to take in so we've developed this guide to assist in understanding what it means to be a successful student at UNSW and how you can help your son, daughter, family member or partner to get the most out of their time at UNSW:

Bringing family

The Bringing Family Guide is provided as a guide to assist students who are planning to bring their families to Australia. It is designed to provide information, links and resources relating to accommodation, childcare, schooling and employment for partners.

Information sessions, workshops and activities

We want your UNSW experience to be enriching for every member of your family. Come and join us at our social events. 

International Student Welcome Day

The International Student Welcome Day is designed to introduce you to studying at UNSW. It is a one day event aiming to provide a practical experience of studying in Australia. The International Student Welcome Day is suitable for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, and is a great start for all newcomers to meet with other commencing students. 

Date: Friday 8th February 2019

Time: 9am - 5pm

Venue: Central Lecture Block (CLB) 7

Register for International Student Welcome Day via the SDI Online Booking System.


These seminars are held during the International Student Welcome Day. No registration is required.

  • Campus tour for International Parents/Family/Caregivers (English & Chinese): Friday 8th February 2019, 11am - 12pm, meet at CLB Foyer
  • Seminar for English-speaking International Parents/Family/Caregivers (delivered in English): Friday 8th February 2019, 12 - 1pm, Central Lecture Block (CLB) 4
  • Seminar for Chinese-speaking International Parents/Family (delivered in Chinese Mandarin): Friday 8th February 2019, 12 - 1pm, Central Lecture Block (CLB) 5

These seminars are held during the International Student Welcome Day. No registration required.

To apply for the Language Exchange Program: Refer to 

Student Development Social Activities: refer to  Workshops/ Events:

If you have concerns about a student or need assistance please contact UNSW Security at or call 61 2 9385 6000

ARC: Spouses of International students can contact Arc to check for Associate Membership eligibility to join clubs societies and participate in activities.