The Australian Government is aware that students are affected by COVID-19 and have offered the following assistance in regards to Visas.
Extending Student Visa - $0
Students can apply for a Fee Waiver if they need to extend their student Visa.
Follow the link and fill in the form before applying to extend your student visa.
COVID-19 Pandemic Event Visa
If you have finished your studies but cannot return to your home country because of COVID-19 restrictions you can apply for this visa at $0 cost.
Look for the ‘step by step guide’ on one of the tabs which will take you through what is needed. You apply through your ImmiAccount.
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.
Access to a wide-range of high-quality medical services on the Curtin Perth Campus.
View Health services
Visit StudyPerth: Learn more about community groups and how to best look after your safety and wellbeing.
Musalla is located in Building 510.
Find out more about Curtin's Faith and Religion services and facilities here.
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Location: Building 106F, Curtin University
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Students at the Kalgoorlie WASM campus are welcome to contact us.
Any queries regarding your visa requirements, enrolment and returning home, please speak with the team at Curtin International.
International Student Services
Building 102, main Perth Campus
Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm (AWST)
Telephone: 1300 222 888 (select options 2-2-1)
+61 8 9266 5888 (if calling from overseas)
GPO Box S1512
Perth WA 6845
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!