Study Queensland – Queensland Student Hub
As part of the COVID-19 Immediate Industry Recovery Package, wellbeing services are now available to students across Queensland via an innovative digital platform. The Queensland Student Hub has been established online to complement support provided by the existing Student Hub Network in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Cairns. Students can book online appointments with support officers who will be available to assist them amidst the pandemic and provide individual counselling.
Queensland International Student Crisis Assistance Package
As an international student studying at a private education and training provider based in Queensland, you may be eligible for financial support. The eligibility criteria are found below. If you are applying, the information you provide must be true and accurate.
If you are assessed as eligible you will receive a $500 payment to your Australian bank account. Please note, it could take up to two weeks to receive this money into your bank account.
The portal will be open soon. The portal will remain open until all allocated funding is exhausted. We encourage you to apply immediately if you need support. Please follow Study Queensland on their Facebook Page, so you know when the portal is open.
Government Support Packages – Access to Superannuation
On 4th April 2020, Australian Government has announced that any student who has been in Australia for more than 12 months and have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 can access their superannuation.
The following organisations offering assistance to international students who are struggling to purchase food:
If you need emotional or mental health support, below are a list of organisations to turn for help:
Lifeline Australia – 13 11 14
Youth Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636
headspace – 1800 650 890
Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800
Many international students are facing difficulty during COVID-19, so many private and local government organisations are organising student support packages to help. Here are a list that are available to international students.
If you have questions regarding your OSHC , the best thing to do is contact your provider directly for more information.
BUPA Australia: BUPA Australia has released some information regarding its cover and answers a few general COVID-19 FAQs here. For more information, international students are advised to contact BUPA Australia directly.