Location & General Information

Sunbury Downs College welcomes all international students and their families to our community

Sunbury Downs College (SDC) is a year 7 to 12 co-educational Secondary School situated in the north western region of Victoria in Sunbury. The College is situated 37 kms north west of Melbourne. It is a growing co-educational secondary College, drawing student enrolments from the Sunbury and broader Sunbury and Macedon Ranges districts.

We offer a rich program in an environment with strong student management, high expectations and educational outcomes. The College regards itself as an academic school with a wide range of programs. There is a strong emphasis on core subjects: English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities; complemented by programs in the Arts/Technology, Performing Arts, Physical Education/Health and Languages (Italian). We also offer a wide range of VCE subjects including some VET studies and a structured rigorous VCAL program.

The College is the only secondary school in the area that offers an Accelerated Curriculum & Enrichment (ACE) Program for academically able students; extending students through a challenging curriculum including early commencement of VCE. The ACE Program is a select entry course with enrolment from our feeder primary schools.

General Safety Information
Health Services
Legal Services
There are many legal services available to international students and their families. We advise that they seek assistance when required from a variety of sources. Some local service providers are listed below:

Public Transport
Sunbury Downs College is accessible via Public Transport with a bus stop directly outside the college, linking to Sunbury Station for easy access via train to Melbourne and other suburbs. 
Shopping and other commercial services
  • Sunbury Square - Shopping Centre adjacent to the Sunbury Train Station
Other Key Information:

International Student Program Governing Bodies


  • International Student obligations and entitlements - Victorian Government Schools: International Student Program - Study Vic

  • Victoria’s Education and Training Regulator - VRQA

  • Child Safe Standards - All Victorian organisations that provide services or facilities to children are required by law to comply with the Child Safe Standards.

  • The Victorian Government is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.
    Department program: - PROTECT.


The Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000, or ESOS Act, establishes legislative requirements and standards for the quality assurance of education and training institutions offering courses to international students who are in Australia on a student visa.  ESOS also provides tuition fee protection for international students.

  • National Code 2018

    • ​The National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 (National Code 2018) supports the National Strategy for International Education 2025 to advance Australia as a global leader in education, training and research.

    • The National Code is a legislative instrument made under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 and sets nationally consistent standards to support providers to deliver quality education and training to overseas students.

  • Australian Government - Department of Home Affairs

Students and their guardians can stay up to date with regard to Visa conditions and their responsibilities when holding such a visa.


Contact Details

For more information regarding the international program, please contact

International Student Coordinator: Anina Alexander
Coordinator e-mail: alexander.anina.a@edumail.vic.gov.au

Principal: Warwick Beynon (Acting)

Address: Google Map
148-174 Mitchells Lane
Sunbury, Victoria 3429

Telephone: (+613) 9744 0500
College e-mail: sunbury.downs.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au

Region: North West Melbourne

CRICOS Provider: Department of Education and Training
CRICOS Provider Code: 00861K