Page last updated 08 Jul 2020
Study Melbourne is dedicated to supporting our international student community during this challenging time.
We share current and accurate information, and connect you to resources that can help. Through the Study Melbourne Student Centre, we can assist you to access services in the community, and provide free and confidential information, support and practical help.
Latest restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire: Based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer, Stage 3 "Stay at Home" restrictions will be reinstated across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire from 11:59pm on Wednesday 8 July. Please read the Premier of Victoria’s statement for more information. For more information, please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website.
Applications open - International Students Emergency Relief Fund: The Victorian Government has announced a $45 million International Student Emergency Relief Fund for international students facing financial hardship as a result of coronavirus. Click here to find out how to apply.
Rent Relief: Rental relief grants of up to $2,000 are available to international students whose income has been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic while in Australia. Read about the rent relief grants here.
Scams: Know how to spot a coronavirus (COVID-19) scam and how to protect yourself. Visit the Consumer Affairs Victoria website for more information.
Working for Victoria program: If you’re legally allowed to work in Australia, you can apply for the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria program.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) health costs waiver: Victorian hospitals will waive the costs of treatment for overseas travellers, including international students, with symptoms of coronavirus who fall ill in Australia and do not have adequate insurance coverage.
Getting help with your tax return: If you need help, you can talk to the financial support services at your education provider or the Australian Tax Office. Click here to find out more about paying tax in Australia.
Coronavirus - helpful tips and advice
Looking after your mental health during coronavirus
Tips and techniques students can use to safeguard their mental wellbeing during coronavirus (COVID-19).
How to keep building your career readiness during coronavirus
Advice and information to help you stay career ready during the coronavirus pandemic.
Dealing with isolation during coronavirus
To help you combat feelings of isolation, we reached out to our Student Ambassadors to find out how they’re coping with an increased amount of alone time.
Adjusting to studying online
Advice to help you get the most out of studying online and keep healthy during this time.
We are all #inthistogether
We want you to know that you are not alone, we are thinking of you, and we are sending you support and friendship from the Study Melbourne community.
Tips for maintaining your mental health during social isolation
Advice, information and simple tips to improve your mental health and maintain a sense of normalcy during social isolation.
If you need help understanding the law, talk to us at the Study Melbourne Student Centre or the legal advisers at your university, college or school.