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COVID-19 Support Resources

COVID-19 Support Resources 

We know this is an uncertain and challenging time, the following support resources may be able to help you, depending on your current situation.

• Financial Hardship
• Academic Options 
• Loan Laptop Program 
• Wellbeing
• Further contact


Financial Hardship 

We recommend that your prioritise your available funds towards the essential items: food, phone and rent.

Basic Food Supplies
The Guild is operating an emergency food relief program for students experiencing extreme financial hardship due to COVID-19. For eligible students unable to leave their homes, the Guild has put together emergency basic food parcels which can be delivered directly to students. Parcels contain items such as rice, pasta, pasta sauce, crackers, spreads and canned items (soups, beans, fruit, tuna, vegetables, etc.). 
Apply here

Curtin's Financial and Housing Support Bursary
Finance Bursary
For International and Domestic students unable to access Centrelink you may be eligible for Curtin's Financial Bursary.

Housing Support Bursary
Available for eligible students to move onto campus (Unilodge)  for the rest of Semester 1.  
If successful the Bursary of $1,500 is paid to Unilodge on your behalf.  
Terms and conditions apply – including being released from your current rental contract.  
Contact Curtin Connect – Housing for more information.  

Apply here for one or both Bursaries.
We recommend that you answer ALL questions fully and submit ALL supporting documents requested to get a quick response.

Learn more about the Bursaries here.

Residential Rent Relief Grant Scheme
Learn more about the Residential Rent Relief Grant Scheme - up to $2,000.

StudyPerth Crisis Relief
StudyPerth will put you in touch with your Consulate and other support organisations
Reach out to StudyPerth here

If you have not been successfull in getting the Financial Support Bursary then you may be eligible for the SPCR Grant.
Apply here


Other Community Support Services

Assistance with Utility Bills, Phone Bills and Food.
Learn more

Alhidayah Centre Community

One fresh cooked meal fortnightly.
Apply here

Bengali Association of Western Australia
Support for international students - food, groceries, rent, etc.
Apply here

Lifestreams Community Services
Corona Care initative to assist international students
Learn more

Indian Society of WA
Indian Society of Western Australia (ISWA), in an unprecented measure, has been joined by forty five (45) of its members associations in a joint appeal to support Indian origin people in the current COVID-19 situation.
Read more

There is some assistance available for students through this link.
Learn more

Australian Red Cross
Emergency relief and casework support for people who are on temporary visas.
Learn more

Academic Options 

Studying from Home Tips
Advice from your Student Representatives on being productive while studying at home.

Withdrawing from Units

If you choose to go home then you can withdraw from your units without penalty.
You can do this from OASIS.

Refund and Remission
If you have paid your fees then you can apply for a Refund and Remission of Fees.

Reduced Study Load
Complete this form to apply for a reduced study load.

Domestic Leave of Absence
International Leave of Absence
Complete this form, this holds your place at Curtin University.

Contact your Faculty
Curtin Business School - business@cbs.curtin.edu.au
Health Sciences - currentstudents@health.curtin.edu.au
Humanities - humanities@curtin.edu.au
Science and Engineering - ssse@curtin.edu.au

Loan Laptop Program 

Loan Laptop Program

Student Assist’s Loan Laptop Program is here to support students who may find themselves without access to a laptop or home computer due to unexpected circumstances.
Apply here


You are not alone and the Australian community is here to support you.
The safety of all students and the public is the Government’s number one priority.

We also understand that this extends to ensuring students have the mental well-being support they need.
If you need mental well-being support, domestic and international students in Australia can access:

Further contact 

Curtin Connect: 
(08) 9266 5888 or 1300 222 888

Student Assist: 
(08) 9266 2900

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