Farewell Party for International Students, Melbourne
The first Farewell Party for International Students was held on Wednesday 28 October 2009 - and all of the information about the event is below including photos and links to media coverage received. If you would like to be kept informed about future events, please contact us.
Wednesday 28 October 2009 ** REGISTER TO ATTEND THIS EVENT below so you can receive your very own 'FAREWELL FROM MELBOURNE' CERTIFICATE **
Bookings received up until 28/10/09 - but if received after 26/10/09, your name will be hand printed on your Farewell Certificate.
EVERYONE WELCOME - CASUAL OR FORMAL CLOTHING OKAY - LIVE JAZZ BAND - FREE FOOD
We already have registrations from over 120 students from the following universities, colleges and secondary schools:
Cambridge International College
Students come from the following countries:
1. Special Event to Farewell International Students from Melbourne
Over the years, we have had hundreds of international students attend our regular monthly Welcome to Melbourne events, but we would like to bring even more students together from different educational facilities across Victoria for another official international students event.
Details of the special guests handing out certificates will be posted on this page soon. We are seeking official guests from all levels of government in Australia - local, state and federal.
We also host free Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne events, the Christmas Day Picnic Lunch on 25 December 2009 and the Welcome Home Party for Australian Expatriates and Repatriates on 30 December 2009.
You may also like to visit:
2. Hosts and Supporters
Major Brendan Nottle, Commanding Officer Melbourne Project 614,
The Salvation Army
Bill Horman, Chair, Victorian Community Committee for Harmony, Diverse Australia Program
Sonja Bauer, General Manager - Community Affairs, Crown Melbourne Limited, Telephone 9292 7635
Manjula Kulatunga, Managing Director, Australian Migration Consultants, Telephone 9016 9316
Alex Porqueddu, Business Development Manager, LIVE IN Australia, Telephone 9691 7700
Subhash Kakumanu, Professional Photography and Video, DS Photomedia, Telephone 0430 114 282
Salvation Army City Temple and The Couch, International Student Centre
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Closest train station is Parliament. Trams also run along Bourke Street.
All ages and backgrounds welcome.
See the Metlink Melbourne website for public transport details.
Car parking in the city can be expensive, although several car parks offer a special rate after 6pm - usually around $12 for the evening.
There is no cost to attend this event
Some light refreshments (donated food and drink) will be available.
7. This event is designed for
International Students living in Melbourne and any organisations or individuals (friends, family etc) associated with the students.
You can come on your own or with other people. You can be any age, children can come with you. You can stay for five minutes or two hours!
Anyone who would like to attend is ALWAYS welcome at a Newcomers Network event. However, for catering purposes, please register below. This means that you do NOT have to be an international student to attend (or one who is leaving Melbourne). But the event is designed to say 'farewell' to those students who are leaving.
8. Event Description
This informal social event has been designed to help you meet other international students who have been studying in Melbourne and are about to return to their home country.
You may like to bring your own business or personal card to share with other people you meet or a small notepad and pen if you are given information from others that you would like to keep.
We encourage everyone to move around during the evening so it is easy to meet other people. Everyone is most welcome and you can continue to attend other Welcome to Melbourne events as frequently or as infrequently as you like (either before you leave Melbourne or when you return).
9. On arrival
You can receive a sticky label name tag and start chatting to other people.
10. Assistance received from
This event is being coordinated with assistance from:
You can contact Sue Ellson directly via email@example.com or telephone 0402 243 271
11. Other events and information
You may like to connect virtually with people via the Newcomers Network Melbourne Australia Facebook Group
As mentioned above, we also host free Welcome to Melbourne events on the second Friday of every month, Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne events, the Christmas Day Picnic Lunch on 25 December 2009 and the Welcome Home Party for Australian Expatriates and Repatriates on 30 December 2009.
12. How to tell us you are coming
Alternatively, if you prefer, you can send an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are more than welcome to share this information with other people you know.
13. Certificate Details
Please bring your student card with you to collect your Farewell Certificate.
This is to certify that
Sue Ellson, Founder and Director, Newcomers Network
14. Photos from the event
15. Media coverage/stories published
You can find more information about this event online at:
Advertisers on this Welcome to International Students in Melbourne page
Links on this Welcome to International Students in Melbourne Page
City of Melbourne International Students
Crown Melbourne Limited
Diverse Australia Program
Event Listings in Melbourne
Information for International Students studying in Australia
LIVE IN Australia
Newcomers Network Events
Newcomers Network Melbourne Australia Facebook Group
The Couch, International Students Centre
The Salvation Army
Last update: 12th November 2009