COVID-19 is a rapidly changing situation. Please ensure you are up to date with the latest advice from the links below.

Support for graduate students during COVID-19

What will happen with my course? 

Contact Stop 1 for information on your course. There is also the Student services directory for a range of topics. 

Schools and faculties are still releasing information on courses, placements and research. Ensure that you are in contact with your relevant coordinators and supervisors for updated information and how your course will be affected.  

If you have been affected by sudden job loss, or unexpected costs due to COVID-19. 
Where can I get advice on housing during this time? 

Common issues and advice for International students and renting in the during COVID-19 disruptions. 

All students can seek advice from the below services for various housing difficulties. 

How can I look after my mental and emotional health? 

The University’s Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS)has a range of resources on managing mental health and wellbeing as well as ways to cope with the added stress of COVID-19 and referrals to further support. You can book an appointment online or call +61 3 8344 6927. 

 Other resources that are available include (but are not limited to): 

  • Counselling Online free online counselling service for those affected by drugs and alcohol 
 have a family of my own. What support is available? 

There is a range of information on the Australian Government Services Australia page regarding family payments and child support if you are affected by COVID-19. 

The Red Cross released a tip sheet to help families during isolation. If you have further ideas, GSA would love to hear them and share them with our community.

Red Cross also provides advice when talking to children and young people about COVID-19. 

What if I am in danger while self-isolating? 

Avoiding public spaces and working remotely can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but for many survivors, staying home may not be the safest option. There are several services available. 

Are GSA elections affected by COVID-19 restrictions?

GSA elections are conducted online, so people can nominate and vote in complete safety. In other years we’ve held in-person information sessions for potential candidates, as well as events for students to meet candidates. Under the circumstances, such interactions will also be moved online. Consequently, there is no danger of the elections increasing the spread of COVID-19.

I’ve still got questions that you haven’t answered!
  • Call our freecall hotline: 1800 GSA HELP (1800 472435).
    This hotline is open 9am–5pm, Monday–Friday. Feel free to call us if you need advice on any graduate student concerns, whether related to COVID-19 or not.
  • We’d also like to hear your experiences. Visit our feedback form here to tell us how COVID-19 is affecting you.

Other student resources

The below resources are not specific to COVID-19.

Health and Wellbeing Resources

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