Page last updated 06 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.


Information on Melbourne's restricted postcodes: Given the increasing numbers of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in particular locations and the heightened risk of transmission, Stay at Home restrictions have been applied to several Melbourne postcodes. More information about restrictions, including the full list of restricted postcodes, is available on the Department of Health and Human Services website. Information is available in multiple languages.

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.

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