The Curtin Student Guild endeavours to provide advice and support for students who require emergency relief.
If you find yourself in hardship and are struggling with managing day to day, come and speak to Student Assist about your options and the help available to you.
The Guild can help in several ways:
- Student Assist can assist with money management advice and advocacy with other agency and service providers such as Centrelink, Synergy, Alinta Gas, and Property Managers.
- FoodBank can provide basic food items are available to students who have demonstrated an occasional and unexpected need.
- Introduction to other community services in your area that provide a wide range of emergency relief support including counselling, accommodation and financial assistance. Contact your local council to find which community services operate in your suburb.
Rent Relief Scheme
Find out more about the Residential Rent Relief Grant Scheme.
International Student Financial Support
The Australian Government has given funds to the following organisations to help international students affected by COVID-19. They are very understanding and helpful so if you need assistance get in touch with them. We recommend starting with the Australian Red Cross.
Australian Red Cross
Emergency relief and casework support for people who are on temporary visas.
Residential Rent Relief Grant Scheme
If you are staying at Unilodge or have a rental agreement in your name then you may be eligible for a grant up to $2,000.
Learn more about the Residential Rent Relief Grant Scheme - up to $2,000.
Assistance with Utility Bills, Phone Bills and Food.
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 successful in getting the Financial Support Bursary then you may be eligible for the SPCR Grant. Apply here
Alhidayah Centre Community
One fresh cooked meal fortnightly.
Bengali Association of Western Australia
Support for international students - food, groceries, rent, etc.
Lifestreams Community Services
Corona Care initative to assist international students
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.
There is some assistance available for students through this link.
Southcare can assist with bill payments for students who live near Curtin Campus.
Contact Duncan Edgar,
Tel: (08) 9450 6233
WAConnect is a directory of emergency relief service providers managed by the DropIN team at the Western Australian Council of Social Service.
Learn more about Migrant & Refugee services
Learn more about overdue bills assistance
1 Thorogood St, Burswood WA. (08) 9416 0000.
Rent assistance (up to $150) and food hampers.
Student Assist is the free support and advocacy service of the Curtin Student Guild.
Our officers are unbiased, confidential, and—most importantly— run by the Guild, therefore completely independent of Curtin University
Please include your name, student number, course of study and a description of your query.
Phone: (08) 9266 2900
Free call: 1800 063 865
Building 106F, Curtin University
Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm
Students at the Kalgoorlie WASM campus are welcome to contact us.