COVID-19 support programs organized by Australian states and  education providers

Australia prides itself on being a safe, welcoming and multicultural country. Australia have always supported one another in times of need. This includes looking after the health, safety and wellbeing of international students. The Australian Government, state and territory governments, educational institutions and the Australian community have various programs and support in place to help international students in Australia.

Below we have compiled a list of Australian states/territories, education institutions, and federal government supports available to international students.


State-wise Support

Australian Capital Territory
The ACT Government is delivering a $351 million economic survival package to support the ACT community through the public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

These measures will help businesses and industry, protect as many jobs as possible, support Canberra households and support our most vulnerable.

Click on the link below for details.
New South Wales
NSW Health is responding to an outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and have implemented a range of measures to promptly identify cases of COVID-19 infection and prevent transmission in NSW.

Click on the link below for details.
VIC has introduced various programs including financial help for people affected by coronavirus. This includes the Coronavirus Supplement and the Economic Support Payment.

Click on the link below for details.
Northern Territory
To support Territorians during these uncertain economic times a $5 million Worker and Wellbeing Fund has been established for Territory workers. The fund will complement Northern Territory and Australian Government funding initiatives with an aim to help fill new and emerging gaps.

Click on the link below for details.
Western Australia
The WA Government is making informed and considered decisions based on expert health advice with the best interests of students and staff in mind.

Click on the link below for details.
South Australia
On 21 April 2020, the South Australian Government announced a new $13.8 million support package for South Australia’s international education sector. The funding, which is part of the Community and Jobs Support Fund, is designed to support international students residing in South Australia impacted by the coronavirus restrictions.

Click on the link below for details.
An additional $4 million will be provided to the Community Support Fund (the Fund), bringing the total Fund allocation to $5 million.

The Fund will provide support to Tasmania’s most vulnerable through food relief, emergency accommodation, essential transport and effective communication to ensure those Tasmanians susceptible to being disconnected stay connected and aware of the ever-changing environment.

Click on the link below for details.
Housing and Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni said that the state government was investing $24.7 million in an 8-point housing and homelessness plan to ensure that vulnerable Queenslanders get the services they need during this public health emergency.

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Support from education providers

Education Provider

Corona Virus FAQ Websites

Financial Hardship Support

Charles Sturt University
Edith Cowan University
Southern Cross University
Federation University
Charles Darwin University
The University of New Castle
Western Sydney University
Torrens University
Murdoch University
Flinders University
Griffith University
Victoria University
Macquarie University
The Australian National University
The University of New South Wales
University of Technology Sydney
Australian Catholic University
Curtin University
Deakin University
James Cook University
La Trobe University
Monash University
Queensland University of Technology
RMIT University
Swinburne University of Technology
The University of Adelaide
The University of Melbourne
The University of Queensland
The University of Sydney
The University of Western Australia
University of New England
University of South Australia
University of Southern Queensland
University of Tasmania
University of Wollongong
(Canberra Institute of Technology)
Victorian Institute of Technology

KBA Global Helping Hands

KBA Global cares about the health, safety, and well-being of our international students in Australia. Out of our concern for our internal students affected by COVID-19 pandemic, KBA Global announces AUD $ 45,000 worth of support to international students in need.

For more details, please see:

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Western Australia

The WA Government is making informed and considered decisions based on expert health advice with the best interests of students and staff in mind. Click on the link below for details.

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