Although our office is closed, our full suite of student placement services and support is available to you - if you have questions about choosing a course, an educational institution or applying for visas, speak to us today.
Office details and location
Add: 373 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Ph: 03 9606 1800
IDP Melbourne office – Our services are available digitally
Our full suite of student placement services and support is available to you - if you have questions about choosing a course, an educational institution or applying for visas, speak to us today.
IDP has been helping international students for over 50 years. If you’re keen to explore study options in Australia, our full suite of student placement services and support is available to you.
We’re excited to announce that you can now speak to our highly skilled counsellors face to face at our office.
Talk to us if you have questions about choosing a course, an educational institution or applying for visas.
You can call, email or book a counselling appointment online. For your convenience, virtual appointments are available via Zoom.
Book a counselling appointment online
Our team of friendly, skilled education counsellors speak a range of languages. They will support you and your family from the moment you arrive, to the moment you achieve permanent residency, or your dream career. Check out their bios and get to know them better:
Fluent in Mandarin and English
Sophie is originally from China and has been living in Australia since 2006. Sophie specialises in assisting students from Southeast Asia, including Singapore, Taiwan, Mainland China and Macao. Sophie has been working for IDP since 2009 and has a wealth of experience and knowledge in ensuring students enrol in the right institution and courses. When Sophie isn’t working she enjoys jogging, watching movies with friends and collecting mugs.
Fluent in Vietnamese and English
Candy is originally from Vietnam and has been living in Australia since 2010. She completed a Bachelor of Business at Swinburne University and chose to become an education counsellor as she's passionate about helping students achieve success. Candy has worked in the education industry for 7 years and has built a solid foundation of expertise in managing the issues, needs and difficulties in this specialised field. When she isn’t working, Candy loves reading and travelling.
Fluent in Hindi and English
Vaishali joins us from Swinburne University where she’s worked in both future students and at student HQ. She’s also worked with Study Group Melbourne and Griffith University as a Student Progress Advisor, managing the promotion of Canadian Universities in India. She studied commerce in Hyderabad, and Leadership & Management in London and is also a professional painter.
Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English
Summer is from China and has been living in Australia since 2013. She completed a Master of Teaching and successfully applied for a competitive scholarship during her time here. She worked with IDP China in 2011 and since moving to Melbourne, has been working at IDP Student Service Office and IELTS UKVI Marking Hub. Summer looks after students from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. She is passionate about helping students achieve their educational goals and in her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, playing piano and photographing.
Fluent in Thai and English
Ubonrat is originally from Thailand and has been living in Australia since 2004. She has worked for IDP since 2002, originally starting at IDP Bangkok. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge assisting students enrol in the right institutions and courses. When she isn’t working, Ubonrat enjoys traveling and cooking.
Fluent in Khmer and English
Rejoining IDP from Cambodia, Makara already has a wealth of experience with international students. He’s recently finished a graduate diploma in Migration Law at VU and has previously studied Master of Education in Leadership and Managment at La Trobe. Makara is full of energy and ideas on how to capture, grow and assist these students. In his free time, he loves to travel.
Fluent in Vietnamese and English
Originally from Vietnam, Jimmy has called Australia home since 2011, and graduated with a Graduate Certificate in Management with the Australian Institute of Business in 2013. He has intensive experience working in customer service and administration assistant positions at Chisholm Institute, Swinburne University and recently at the University of Melbourne. He is a social media expert and has a wealth of experience in the higher education sector that will make him an asset to our team.
Our Senior Migration Consultant Alice has more than 8 years experience in the migration industry and her specialisations include temporary/permanent employer sponsored visas, GSM and skills assessing bodies, business visas, student visas, family migration, resident return visas, and Australian citizenship applications. Her grad cert in Australian Migration law comes from Victoria University and she used to be a NAATI accredited translator in Chinese and English specialising migration documents. She knows practically everything about Australian visas!