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Your new home

With only a few weeks left before your start your Federation adventure - take a look at your new home.

1. Check out your campus region

Take a look at your new campus, including a campus map and instructions on how to get there by viewing our campuses.

You can also see what our regions have to offer you by visiting their respective tourist guides:

2. Start getting to know the rules

Whether you're coming to Uni straight from High School, are moving interstate or are travelling from overseas, things may be a little different to what you're used to - make sure you familiarise yourself with the rules and regulations:
Academic requirements and plagiarism. Once you're enrolled, check out our free Academic Integrity Moodle Course
Renting a home
Important laws and Road rules
Discrimination and harassment

3. Evaluate your housing options

Whether you prefer to live on campus, or in a private rental, our Guide to finding somewhere to call home (pdf, 204kb) is an essential read.

We strongly recommend that you plan to live close to the campus you're studying at as you may be required to attend class up to 5 days per week (depending on your course). Please be aware of the time it takes to get from Melbourne CBD to our campuses (these are minimum times - use your Map App to work out exact times):

CampusTravel time by carTravel time by public transport
Mt Helen1h151h45
Gippsland2h302h30
Berwick1h1h35

4. Find out more about Australian culture

Former international student, Pattan has compiled some great tips for understanding Aussie life from his own experience - get ahead of the adjustment period, and practise your Aussie slang.

A crucial part of understanding modern Australia is to learn about the history and culture of the first Australians - the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - who have inhabited the land for many thousands of years. Federation acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which its campuses, centres and field stations are located, and pay our respects to elders past and present. For more information about Federation's commitment to reconciliation, please visit our Indigenous matters webpages.