International Students Emergency Relief Fund: The Victorian Government

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.


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 more and register your interest.

Rental support: New laws have been introduced to help protect you as a tenant in a residential property from eviction and help if you’re suffering financial hardship. For information visit our Housing and Accommodation information.

Scams: Know how to spot a 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.

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.