It is an Immigration policy that school-age dependents of international students attend school while they are in Australia. You are responsible for arranging education for your school-age dependants. You may have to enrol your school-age children provisionally before leaving the country and may have to pay their school fees in advance.
Most student visas allow you to bring your family members to Australia as your dependants. For more information, check your individual circumstances with the Department of Home Affairs (See: Arranging Visas). Family members include your spouse, and you and your spouse’s dependent children. Before bringing your spouse or children to Australia, you will have to prove that you can support them financially. The cost of supporting a family in Australia is very high. You may have to consider and discuss many issues with your family.
You will have new and ongoing expenses during your time in Australia. Knowing the average living cost is an important step when preparing to study in Australia.
The Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) advises that a single international student requires approximately AU$20,000 per year for living costs. These expenses are on top of your tuition and study fees and include costs like accommodation, food, text books, transport and other things you will need while in Australia. Living costs vary according to your circumstances and lifestyle, including the type of accommodation you choose, its location, the number of people you live with.