Money matters

IMPORTANT COVID-19 MESSAGE:
To keep us all safe, Student Services (Counselling, Disability, Welfare Services and Student Central) will be moving to online support and services - phone, email and chat contact details remain the same.

Financial Support

If you’re struggling financially and need assistance with living or study costs, support is available. Apply for support online or contact the Welfare Service via 1300 668 370 (option 4 then option 1) or WesternNow

Financial Assistance

The University currently offers two types of Financial Assistance:

The Student Assistance Fund provides students in financial hardship due to the COVID19 pandemic with temporary support for basic living expenses.

Domestic students can apply here and Onshore International students can apply here. You must provide all requested supporting documentation.

One-off financial grants are also available for students experiencing financial hardship due to reasons outside COVID19. To apply for a grant, book an appointment with a Welfare Officer to discuss your circumstances.

Food Support

If your finances have been impacted by COVID19, apply for food support via the Student Assistance Fund.

Domestic students can apply here and Onshore International students can apply here. You must provide all requested supporting documentation.

If you need food support for reasons outside COVID19, contact the Welfare Service.

The Chaplaincy Team also runs weekly Soup Kitchens and Community Dinners during session. These provide a great opportunity to share a nutritious meal and get to know other students.

Textbook Support

Apply for up to $500 Textbook Support to purchase prescribed textbooks from:

Submit your application here up until the relevant Census Date. If your application is approved you’ll receive a DiviPay virtual card via email.

External Services

Government Services

Study NSW COVID19 Help Hub - Provides onshore international students impacted by COVID19 with access to financial assistance, wellbeing services and more. Multilingual case workers are available.

Centrelink - Offers a range of on-going payments to eligible students.

Community Services

There are several services that can provide food and financial assistance:

Financial Counselling and other resources
Tax Help

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) provides a free Tax Help program to assist those earning under $60,000 to lodge a tax return. Learn more here