Support for International Students

 You will find a lot of useful information.

ISEAA's Actions

Government Assistance Packages Adjustments


ISEAA is doing as much as it can to bring forward the issues International Students are facing. Our Secretary (Melanie Macfarlane) has contacted the Office of Senator to raise awareness on the fact that migrants are not yet included in any of the government packages available so far. We have gotten a reply stating that adjustments are made as issues rise and that now they are aware of this. 

Support an International Student

In partnership with other non-for-profits, we are putting in place a Facebook group so those who can help can contact International Students directly and offer support as needed. As well as a safe space for students to come and ask for help. If you would like to join the group or assist in any way, please contact us

Study NSW Resources

Study NSW published an article on International Student Welfare Service Hub. There you can find useful links, frequently asked questions and support services available for International students such as:

  • Accomodation and Housing

  • Charities and non-government organisations

  • Legal advice for students

  • Government services and support

  • Mental health and wellbeing

  • Foreign embassies and consulates in Australia

  • Emergency food assistance

  • Australia's immigration and border arrangements

  • NSW Universities and education providers

Study Brisbane Resources

Study Brisbane has a dedicated page with the purpose of sharing links and information that could be relevant to International Students in Brisbane. It includes some information on health care providers, health advice as well as emergency and accomodation support

Study Perth Resources

Study Perth has two separate links dedicated to COVID-19 responses.

The first one is for general updates and latest news regarding the pandemic events and the responses given by the government. There you can find specifics regarding what the PM has said, what is and what isn't allowed, which places remain open and even an update on the number of cases

The second one is specific on student welfare and shares Student Assistance Resources, such as:

  • Accomodation

  • Employment

  • Education

  • Mental and Physical Health

  • Travel

  • Frequently Asked Questions

Study Melbourne Resources

Study Melbourne is committed to bringing the most updated information to students in order to keep everyone safe, informed and supported. You can see information and links related to health, education, travel and student visas, accomodation, employments and wellbeing.


Melbourne City Council has become the first government at any level in Australia to pledge financial support for international students amid fears they are falling through the cracks because they are not eligible for government welfare. Check the article here