Insider Guides – International Student Guides

are high-quality, best practice guides to ensure students are prepared, welcomed, connected and supported in Australia. Printed annually, the guides are available for free both onshore and offshore at various stages of the decision making cycle, from over 250 distribution points throughout the year. With over 10 years experience in both print and online, Insider Guides are widely regarded as a best practice provider of high-quality information to improve the student experience. Furthermore, with strong partnerships with industry and government, our guides are the most widely used resource in the industry.


Insider Guides has been commended by Australian Human Rights Commission as a benchmark example to promote and protect the human rights of international students in Australia.
In 2012, Insider Guides was awarded the Pank Prize for Entrepreneurial Activity.
In 2015, Insider Guides was shortlisted for a CREATE Design Award.
We publish guides for 7 Australian cities (Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra and the Gold Coast), as well as produce several offshore guides for students who are considering coming to Australia.

Our Partners

Insider Guides works with the following government and best-practice industry partners to produce Insider Guides.

Our partners co-brand, promote and distribute Insider Guides across Australia and in 18 countries, ensuring it is recognised as the leading product to enhance the international student experience in Australia. They also ensure our guide content is accurate and reflects the true needs of international students in Australia.

Here are some pictures of Insider Guides – International Student Guides in action this year!