Important update: Applications close at 11.59pm on 31 December 2020.
If you aren’t eligible for the International Student Emergency Relief Fund, or your university / TAFE has closed applications, you may be able to access emergency financial help through the Extreme Hardship Support Program.
Victorian universities and TAFEs will play a key role in helping the Victorian Government to administer funds to students.
We are working closely with universities and TAFEs, who will process applications and distribute funds.
The payment can only be accessed once by eligible students.
By working together with our universities and TAFEs on a co-contribution basis, we can build on the significant funding and support programs already in place in our public institutions and offer more customised support.
Our universities and TAFEs are best placed to assess your welfare need and ensure you have access to their support networks.
If you are enrolled in a public university or TAFE, you can apply for a one-off payment through your institution. Information for each university and TAFE is listed below.
Name of institution
|Australian Catholic University (ACU)||Email|
|1300 275 228|
SMS: 0427 522 268
|Central Queensland University (CQU)||9616 0555|
|Charles Sturt University (CSU)|
|Deakin University (Deakin)||9244 6333|
|Federation University Australia||5327 9446|
|La Trobe University (La Trobe)|
|Monash University (Monash)||Chat|
|RMIT University||Chat||9925 5005|
|Southern Cross University (SCU)||02 6620 3876|
|Swinburne University of Technology||9214 8444|
|The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)||Chat||13MELB (13 6352)|
|University of Divinity||9131 4922|
|Victoria University (VU)||9919 6100|
|Bendigo Kangan Institute||9279 2631|
|Box Hill Institute||9286 9445 |
|Chisholm Institute||9212 5014|
|Gordon Institute of TAFE||5225 0920|
|Holmesglen Institute||9564 1703|
|Melbourne Polytechnic||9269 1666|
|Sunraysia Institute of TAFE||5022 3733|
|William Angliss Institute of TAFE||9606 2169|
Need more information?
Our Frequently Asked Questions will assist you to learn more about the International Student Emergency Relief Fund.
- Frequently Asked Questions (Stream One) - International Student Emergency Relief Fund
- If your education provider is not listed on this page, please visit International Student Emergency Relief Fund - information for students at a private education provider.