The Guild can help in several ways:
Contact your local council to find which community services operate in your suburb. If you find yourself in hardship and are struggling with managing day to day, come and speak to Student Assist about your options and the help available to you.
We recommend that your prioritise your available funds towards the essential items: food, phone and rent.
Emergency Food Relief Program
The Guild is operating an emergency food relief program for students experiencing extreme financial hardship due to COVID-19.
Curtin Community Pantry
Curtin Community Programs has launched the Curtin Community Pantry, where non-perishable food items and other essentials e.g. toiletries will be collected and made available to Curtin students in need of some support.
Curtin's Financial and Housing Support Bursary - CLOSED
Semester 2 - Financial Support Bursary (International Students) is now closed. There are very specific criteria that students have to meet. Please check the Scholarships website for more details.
We recommend that you answer ALL questions fully and submit ALL supporting documents requested to get a quick response.
Learn more about the Bursaries here.
The Australian Government has given funds to the following organisations to help international students affected by COVID-19. They are very understanding and helpful so if you need assistance get in touch with them. We recommend starting with the Australian Red Cross.
Australian Red Cross
Emergency relief and casework support for people who are on temporary visas.
Residential Rent Relief Grant Scheme
If you are staying at Unilodge or have a rental agreement in your name then you may be eligible for a grant up to $2,000.
Learn more about the Residential Rent Relief Grant Scheme - up to $2,000.
Assistance with Utility Bills, Phone Bills and Food.
StudyPerth Crisis Relief
StudyPerth will put you in touch with your Consulate and other support organisations
Reach out to StudyPerth here
If you have not been successful in getting the Financial Support Bursary then you may be eligible for the SPCR Grant. Apply here
Alhidayah Centre Community
One fresh cooked meal fortnightly.
Bengali Association of Western Australia
Support for international students - food, groceries, rent, etc.
Lifestreams Community Services
Corona Care initative to assist international students
Indian Society of WA
Indian Society of Western Australia (ISWA), in an unprecented measure, has been joined by forty five (45) of its members associations in a joint appeal to support Indian origin people in the current COVID-19 situation.
There is some assistance available for students through this link.
Southcare can assist with bill payments for students who live near Curtin Campus.
Contact Duncan Edgar,
Tel: (08) 9450 6233
WAConnect is a directory of emergency relief service providers managed by the DropIN team at the Western Australian Council of Social Service.
Learn more about Migrant & Refugee services
Learn more about overdue bills assistance
1 Thorogood St, Burswood WA. (08) 9416 0000.
Rent assistance (up to $150) and food hampers.
Please include your name, student number, course of study and a description of your query.
Building 106F, Curtin University
Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm
Students at the Kalgoorlie WASM campus are welcome to contact us.
Kicking off at 2pm we’ll have some chill live music, food trucks on the lawn and bevs at The Tav for a nice mellow vibe.
After 5pm we open up the big stage and get the music pumping all the way to midnight for a night you won’t forget!