National Liaison Committee for International Students, more widely known as NLC, is the national peak body for all International Students in Australia.
NLC was formed in 1986 through the amalgamation of various state-based International Students representative organisations across Australia to combat the introduction of the Overseas Student full-fee paying program.
On 1 May 2008, NLC transformed from a student union model to become the central platform, backed by the local Multicultural Community, to serve our NLCommunity: the International Students Community.
Affiliated under NLC, Overseas Students Association (OSA) serves as a common platform for campus-based International Students representative organisations with operations at major educational institutions.
On national level, NLC is the voice of the International Students Community for advocacy and lobbying, focusing on all five key areas of NLCommunity operations: Culture, Representation, Compliance, Welfare and Leadership.
On campus level, NLC fully supports the independent and autonomous operations of OSA operations to provide International Students support services and ensure democratic International Students representation.
For the past 22 years, NLC had been working with all stakeholders: Australian & Foreign Government Agencies, Multicultural Communities, Educational Institutions and relevant organisations in the Australian international education industry to build a strong International Students Community.
From 1 May 2008, NLCommunity has been an integral part of the local Multicultural Community. Now we are even more determined and prepared to play the vital role as the national peak body for all International Students and build a stronger NLCommunity in the years ahead.