Welcome to Melbourne!


The Student Startup Tours are designed for (but not restricted to) Muslim international students moving to Australia to undertake their tertiary education.

The aim of the Student Startup Tour is to help Muslim students set up and get familiar with their city in the first couple of days of them moving to Australia. Be it that you’re coming with a group, on your own, or with your family, the Student Startup Tour packages include airport pickups, Zawadi Startup Hamper*, city familiarization day tour, and a special invite to the ‘Connect with the Community’ event.

Please note, we need at least two weeks notice to book this tour. If you want to book this tour within the next two weeks, please email us to check tour availability along with your contact details.


Once you book your Student Startup Tour Package with Zawadi Tours, you will receive a profile of your dedicated Zawadi Tours representative who will be an integral part of your journey and your move to Australia. You will be able to directly consult with your representative and ask them any questions you may have prior to your arrival. This way, you can get to know your representative, and also get most of your questions answered before you even arrive to Australia!


On arrival, you will be picked up by your dedicated Zawadi Tours representative from your arrival airport in Melbourne, then dropped off to your apartment where you will be given your Zawadi Tours Startup Hamper*.


On the second day after your arrival, your Zawadi Tours representative will come and pick you up from your address at an agreed time to help you get familiar with your area, how the public transport system works, and also show you where your local Masjid’s, Halal restaurants, and local Halal grocery shop/s are located. You will then be heading towards Melbourne CBD where you will have up to four hours at your leisure to get any work/shopping that you need to get done within that time. Your Zawadi Tours representative will show you the best places to get your currency converted, where to get all of your university stationery shopping done, or even just simply where you can get the best coffee in Melbourne!

At the end of the day, your Zawadi Tours representative will then drop you back to your address.

On this day, there will be a mixture of private and public modes of transportation used.


Once you’re more settled in, Zawadi Tours will host an event a few weeks after your arrival where you will be given access to the event and have the opportunity to meet other Muslims and build networks and friendships thereon. We believe this is very important as studies show that most people feel culturally isolated and lonely when they first arrive in a new country.

Please note, we will always remain a point of contact for you should you ever need any type of assistance even after the tour is complete. You are more than welcome to come to our office and have a chat with us over a cup of coffee whenever you need any assistance or even when you feel like you need to talk to someone.

The Zawadi Startup Hamper is designed for your ease and convenience. The last thing you want to do after your long flight is to go out and do some shopping for the basics, or look for food to eat that night- you don’t have to worry about it now- we’ve got you covered!

  • One Ready-to-eat Meal (Halal, of course!)
  • Bottled Water
  • Long-life Milk
  • Bread
  • Tea bags & Coffee sachets
  • Variety Pack Cereal
  • Sugar
  • Snacks & Biscuits
  • Myki Card with credit (for public transport)
  • Toiletries
  • Vodafone SIM card
  • Prayer Mat
The Royal Package
Want to arrive in style? Look no further!
  • $2,700 per person
  • Get picked in a Premium Luxury Sedan
  • Additional inclusion: three-course meal on the second day of tour (Familiarization)
The Explorer Package
You know you're the daredevil of the family. This one's for you!
  • $1,500 per person
  • Get picked in a standard Luxury Sedan
The Groupie Package (min. 3 people)
On a budget and are more of a social butterfly? This package is perfect if you're arriving with your friends!
  • $900 per person
The Squad Package
Coming to Australia with your family? Let Zawadi Tours take half of your stress away!

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