Student financial aid for those returning to universities in Victoria


If you are travel to Melbourne, Australia for your studies, you’re lucky. Melbourne Mayor Sally Capp recently announced student financial aid and incentive programs to attract international students to the Victorian capital, including free tickets to events and attractions, wellness support and welfare and employment counseling.

These will be in addition to the various benefits that already exist for international students. We have compiled the list of Melbourne student incentive programs below:

Online and in-person events and programs

Melbourne offers a range of online and in-person events and programs for international students, and warmly invites students who are currently abroad to feel welcome to participate in online events. It will help you develop and maintain your connection to the city and the international student community in Melbourne. Here is a schedule of what’s new for international students.

Explore Melbourne

Explore the best of Melbourne and meet other international students. Attractions, events, behind-the-scenes tours, free tickets and more are on offer. Learn more about the Experience Melbourne program here.

Conversation Club with Melbourne City Libraries

Meet and connect with new people, practice your English conversation skills and stay in touch through the Melbourne City Libraries Online Chat Club. All sessions are led by a native speaker and are free. Find out more here.

Welcome dinner project

The Welcome Dinner Project runs programs that help migrants, international students, asylum seekers and refugees connect with established Australians. Bring a dish from your culture to share with new friends at local homes and community spaces. Feel touched and entertained by the stories of life, love and change from people from diverse backgrounds.

Membership is free. To attend or organize the next welcome dinner in your area, register on Welcome dinner project.

Legal Advice Webinars

When the need arises, Melbourne hosts legal advice webinars covering topics such as international student rights and 485 visas. Past webinars on legal advice were organized in partnership with Clothier Anderson Immigration Lawyers.

Melbourne International Student Guides

Enter and collect your free Melbourne International Student Guide by Insider Guides from the Melbourne City Visitor Centers, or one of the Melbourne City Libraries. To download Melbourne International Student Guide in line. The guides are packed with useful and fun information to help you get the most out of your experience as an international student in Melbourne.

Legal information for international students

If you need legal advice, try speaking with legal counsel at your university, college, or school first. Support staff at Study Melbourne Student Center may be able to put you in touch with employment or accommodation lawyers through their free clinics.

You can also visit the free, multilingual site of Inner Melbourne Community Legal Legal information resource for international students. It is translated into English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese.

If you have any problems with your accommodation, you can contact Victoria Consumer Affairs help.

Mediator of foreign students

the Mediator of foreign students investigates complaints from international students regarding private education and training in Australia. The services of the Mediator are free, independent and impartial. Complaints about public education, which includes most universities, should be directed to state and territory ombudsmen.

Victoria offers financial aid to international students for those experiencing financial difficulties Source: William West / AFP

Victoria Student Financial Aid

Victoria offers financial assistance to international students for those in financial difficulty for emergency payment assistance through the Victorian governmentSupport for extreme hardship Program.

The incentive program is aimed at holders of temporary and provisional visas and undocumented migrants who cannot access Australian government income support and who have no or very little income, savings or support. community. Please visit theAustralian Red To cross to apply.