Welcome to Adelaide

On Arrival Checklist

  • Contact your parents, relatives or friends to let them know you have arrived
  • safely
  • Keep all documentation (e.g. passport, rental lease, etc.) in a safe place
  • Finalise your permanent accommodation
  • Explore the campus and CELUSA/SAIBT facilities
  • Familiarise yourself with the local area
  • Try using public transport
  • Attend the orientation program – Compulsory
  • Apply for a tax file number (TFN) with the Australian Taxation Office
  • Open a bank account (do not forget to advise the bank of your TFN)
  • If you have any questions, contact the CELUSA/SAIBT office

Before You Leave

Any changes to your flights or late arrivals must be confirmed and acknowledged by email or by telephone.

You should travel with your pre-departure information and if there are any changes or flights are missed, you must call immediately with the new flight details.

Please note that any food brought into Australia must be declared.

Customs and Immigration are thorough in searching for food which may bring disease into Australia, and failure to declare will incur a fine and seizure of goods.

Further information about Australian customs and quarantine can be found at:


Further information about Adelaide Airport can be found at: www.aal.com.au.

If you have made your accommodation arrangements through CELUSA/SAIBT you will be met at the airport and taken to your accommodation.

We cannot arrange airport reception for you if you do not provide your flight details to CELUSA/SAIBT. If you change your arrival details, you must notify CELUSA/SAIBT prior to your arrival.

After You Arrive in Adelaide Airport:

Students who have requested Accommodation and/or Airport Pickup will be greeted at the airport in a prominent position at the arrivals entrance and the person there to welcome you will be clearly identified as they hold a CELUSA/SAIBT sign which will have your name printed on it. Please DO NOT leave the airport. If a staff member cannot be found, a public phone is located by the baggage carousel on the ground level to telephone the contact number you have been given.

If you need help, assistance or guidance in any matters, speak to the CELUSA/SAIBT reception staff whom are happy to answer your questions.

SAIBT is Located at:

University of South Australia,
Brookman Building,
City East campus,
Corner North Terrace and Frome Road
Adelaide, SA, 5000
Phone +61 8 8302 1555
Email: saibt.celusa.studentservices@navitas.com
Website: www.saibt.sa.edu.au

CELUSA is Located at:

CELUSA University of South Australia
Catherine Helen Spence Building,
City West campus
North Terrace Adelaide, SA, 5000
T. +61 8 8302 1571
Email: saibt.celusa.studentservices@navitas.com
Website:  international.unisa.edu.au/celusa