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International Students at Curtin University

10 Nov 2015 Cannington 0 Comment

 

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Curtin’s Bentley Campus covers 116 Hectares and the campus map is the best resource to help you find your way around.

http://properties.curtin.edu.au/maps/ Curtin Uni have maps that highlight cycle paths, buildings, parking and accessibility. Plus information on alternative modes of transport, such as bike riding, free bus services and car pooling.

The team at Professionals BW Backhouse Cannington, have dedicated staff to ensure our first time travellers are prepared for their arrival as we all appreciate not just leaving home but leaving your Country for the first time is a huge step into the unknown and taking the giant leap to becoming Independent can be quite challenging.

Things you NEED to KNOW!

Local Embassy Locationshttp://www.truelocal.com.au/find/embassies/wa/perth-city/

Emergency Contact Numbers: Police, Ambulance and Fire Department are all contacted on 000 if the matter is NON URGENT but you still require assistance please call 131 444.

Overseas Health Care & Insurance etc.: It is always advisable to have health insurance.

http://www.medibank.com.au/oshc/

Medibank Caters for international students.

https://www.nib.com.au/overseas-students

NIB caters for international students

https://www.hbf.com.au/health-insurance/products/overseas-visitors

HBF covers ALL Overseas visitors.

LOCAL GP: Cannington Medical Centre located across from the Professionals Office on Hamilton Street, Cannington.  You will require your identification (passport) and $70 between the hours of 7am – 8pm and $90 between 8pm and 10pm. You do not need to book and there is a pharmacy located at the Medical Centre.

After Hours Home Doctor : 132 660

After Hours GP: Belmont Medical Centre (08) 6253 2100 39 Belvidere Street, Belmont

Time Differences: http://www.timeandzone.com/?gclid=COCq3cSGxscCFQsGvAodsxAJrg#.Vd1TWFLouUk

Money conversion rates:

http://www.convertmymoney.com/eur-to-usd/?gclid=CKqc8eaGxscCFQ0JvAod7e0PMw#.Vd1Tm1LouUk

Security Services: City of Canning, Town of Victoria Park & Curtin Campus Security have 24/7 security patrolling the Campus and surrounding suburbs to ensure your safety.

City of Canning Security Patrol 9231 0699

Curtin University Security

http://properties.curtin.edu.au/safetyatcurtin/

Suburb Profile:  Bentley is a southern suburb of Perth, the Capital City of Western Australia, 8 km southeast of Perth’s Central Business District. Its local government is the City of Canning and Town of Victoria Park. Bentley is home to the main campus of Curtin University of Technology and Technology Park.

Perth Weather:

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May

Jun

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Aug

Sep

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Nov

Dec

 

High Max (°C)

43.3

44.5

42.4

37.3

34.3

26.2

25.8

27.2

34.2

37.2

40.3

44.2

 

Low Max (°C)

19.7

21.8

18.1

15.9

11.5

11.5

12.5

13.2

13.5

15.8

16.0

19.5

 

High Min (°C)

29.7

27.7

28.1

23.4

19.2

16.3

16.5

17.1

18.2

21.3

24.4

27.3

 

Low Min (°C)

8.9

10.0

6.3

4.7

1.3

-0.7

0.0

1.3

1.0

2.2

5.0

7.9

 

Myths, Dangerous Animals, Insects and Fauna:  Starting with Myths… There are no such things as the Bunyip, Yowie, Drop Bear, Woggle, Dirawong or the yara-ma-yha-who. These are all old Aboriginal folk lore stories.

Kangaroos are widely spread throughout Australia but not found on your front lawn in suburbia (Bentley region) they are mainly found in the outback and outer suburbs of Perth at the zoo or wildlife park.  Crocodiles you will not find in our river systems or beaches we are too far south and the climate is too cold. Koalas are not located in Perth suburbia they are extremely rare to be see in the outback if you would like to see them you can go to the zoo or wildlife parks. Snakes are present in the Perth Metropolitan Area near overgrown grass and lakes. Spiders are found in all the area of Perth the Red back and White Tail are the most common deadly spiders if bitten. These spiders are found outside not inside the house. All other spiders are harmless and ALL spiders can be defeated with fly and insect spray.

Train and Bus Routes: Transperth is our only transport company for buses and trains. There link for scheduled services is provided below – they also have an App for your mobile phone.

http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/

Local Amenities– The Waterford Plaza Shopping Centre (MINOR) located on Kent Street, Karawara across from the University.  This shopping centre has a few phone shops, general food shops, a few clothes shops and heaps of eateries – using your student card you will receive discount from many of the eateries. 

The Bentley Plaza Shopping Centre (MINOR) is located on Albany Highway, Bentley and consists of food shops, hairdresser, bakery and take away food. 

Westfield Carousel Shopping Centre is located on Albany Highway, Cannington this is the MAJOR Shopping Centre that has the Cinema’s, clothes shops, department stores, phone/internet stores, shoes shops and eateries.

Internet/Phone – The Australian Area Code is +61 from mobile/cell phones or from a home touchpad telephone calling from overseas you will need to dial

0011 61 08 9451 9566 (This is to call my office).

+61 – Country code for Australia

08 – Western Australian Area code.

Landlines are 8 digits long (9451 9566)

Mobile/cell phone numbers are 10 digits long (0412 358 111)

We have many Service Providers for Internet & Mobile/cell phones.  Please visit Westfield Carousel Shopping Centre who have all the service providers and shop around to see what packages best suit your budget and needs.

Safety – Although safety is an issue everywhere you travel and wherever you stay we always advise not to become complacent as Perth is a very relaxed, laid back atmosphere always secure your home and vehicles and be aware of your surroundings.

Interactive Activities – Australia is accommodating to ALL nationalities and cater for all religious, Cultural & Ethnic community programmes. To see what is on in your area please visit the link below.

http://international.curtin.edu.au/perth/local-communities/ 

Local Tourist Destinations and Bus Tours: Perth has so much to offer, see and experience to name a few ideas;

You can also visit the Tourism Centre or website to book day or weekend trips to see the Caves, Bush walks, wineries or even the pinnacles

http://www.tourism.wa.gov.au/Pages/welcome_to_tourism_western_australia.aspx  

Perth Beaches: To name just a few ALL of which are PRISTINE clear blue water and the softest yellow/white sandy beach depending how far north and how far south you go.

Waterman Beech, North Beach, South Trigg Beach, Scarborough Beach, Brighton Beach, Floreat Beach, City Beach, Swanbourne Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Mosman Beach, Leighton Beach and Port Beach.

Shared Accommodation – BW Backhouse & Associates are approaching 1000 furnished rooms to cater to everyone’s requirements:

You have an option to share with your own Gender, Nationality, friends, mixed genders, mixed nationalities.

Inclusions in your rent can range from Utilities (Gas, Electricity & Water), weekly cleaning, fortnightly cleaning, Internet, gardening, Foxtel or ALL of the above.

Please check with our friendly team which accommodation will best meet your requirements.

Tenant rights & responsibilities

http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/atoms/files/1actenantinfo.pdf

 

 

 

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