Connect With Your Fellow Malaysians While Studying in Australia

study in Australia 澳洲留学

    Hey students in Australia, as exciting as it is to explore a new country and enjoy your independence, it’s normal to miss Malaysia.

    After all, it has been your home for most of your life – you’ve already had an established group of friends, have favourite places to hang out, and you used to spend more time with your family.

    Luckily for you, there is a vibrant Malaysian community in Australia that you can reach out to.

    You can probably tell by the amount of Malaysian restaurants you’ll see as you’re exploring, and the bits of Malay you’ll overhear while shopping.

    You’ll most likely run into your fellow countrymen if you’re visiting Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide, as they are especially popular among Malaysians.

    You can easily find Malaysian communities online through websites and Facebook groups.

    They may consist of different university-based societies or location-based communities. They hold events for students and the general public, such as social gatherings, talks, sports competitions and workshops.

    You can even join in celebrating special occasions with them, such as Chinese New Year, Deepavali and Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

    Who said you can’t find your own country in another?

    So, not only will you ease your feeling of homesickness, you get to build genuine relationships by participating in their activities (or even just interacting with them in Facebook discussions!).

    You will also get to keep yourself updated with what’s going on in Malaysia, and be able to ask for valuable tips from those who’ve lived in Australia for some time.

    Active communities hold events and activities more regularly.

    Take for instance, Malaysians of Melbourne University which has an updated list of events and organises an orientation week to welcome new students, camping trips, beach days and even a fun visit to a trampoline park.

    We’ve compiled a directory of location-specific Malaysian communities you can easily contact and participate in while you study in Australia.

    This is by no means an exhaustive list, and we highly encourage that you proactively seek out a Malaysian community at the university you’ll be studying at.



    Malaysian Communities in Australia


    New South Wales

    Malaysians Student Council of Australia (MASCA NSW)



    Australian Capital Territory

    MASCA Australian Capital Territory


    South Australia

    MASCA South Australia
    Adelaide University Malaysian Students Association
    Malaysian Students Association at ANU



    UQ Malaysian Students Association
    QUT Malaysian Students’ Association
    Bond University Malaysia Association
    Persatuan Pelajar Malaysia Queensland



    MASCA Victoria
    Malaysians in Melbourne
    Malaysian Australian Community in Melbourne
    Malaysians of Melbourne University
    Malaysian Students Association La Trobe
    RMIT University Malaysian Association



    University of Tasmania Malaysian Students Society


    Western Australia

    The Association of Malaysians in Western Australia
    Malaysian Cultural Society UWA
    Murdoch Malaysian Association