Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for international students

International students are an important and valued part of Australia’s world class education system. Those impacted by the COVID-19 emergency can contact international.students@dese.gov.au or 1300 981 621 (9am to 5pm AEDST Monday to Friday).

In addition to the information provided below, a range of resources and support can be found on the Study in Australia website, the official Australian Government website for international students.

Support and wellbeing

Access to superannuation for international students

On 4 April 2020, the Government announced international students who have been in Australia for longer than 12 months and who find themselves in financial hardship during the coronavirus crisis will be able to access their Australian superannuation.

For more information see the announcement.

Health and wellbeing support

To find out how you can seek help if you are experiencing distress, anxiety or concern as an international student as a result of COVID-19, read the Support for international students affected by coronavirus fact sheet.

General information

General information for international students outside Australia, and those in the country, is available.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Year 11 and 12 students

Other resources

For the latest COVID 19 news, updates and advice from Australian Government agencies, please visit the Australian Government website.

For health advice including cleaning protocols, please visit the Department of Health website.

For more information on emergency management please visit the Emergency Management page at the Department of Home Affairs website.

For information on the outbreak of COVID-19 please visit the World Health Organisation’s website.

Information about how eligible businesses can access JobKeeper support is detailed on the Treasury website.

Find out how the Australian Government is supporting small businesses to retain their apprentices and trainees through a wage subsidy.

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