Coronavirus support for international students
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.
Rent Relief: Rental relief grants of up to $3,000 are available to international students whose income has been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic while in Australia.
Free meals and groceries for international students in Victoria: International students who are struggling to pay for their food and groceries can access free and healthy food at Foodbank’s International Student Pop-Up Store.
For more information on Coronavirus support for international students, go to studymelbourne.vic.gov.au.
International students are encouraged to get the most up-to-date information by:
- regularly checking in with their education provider.
- read Study Melbourne's COVID-19 advice
- visit Study in Australia for additional information and advice about health, education, travel, and visas.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides information about coronavirus (COVID-19) in many languages.
Post updated 17 November 2020
The Federal Government has announced a raft of changes to visa arrangments
The Federal Government is making a number of changes to student visa arrangements to ensure Australia remains a priority destination for international students as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on the joint media release by DESE and DOHA on the visa flexibility package, please click here.
Posted: 20 July 2020