VU's Student Welfare service offers comprehensive support in welfare, finance, and housing to help you succeed during your academic journey.

Our experienced senior advisers offer free and confidential assistance in managing your finances and understanding your student financial obligations.

We also provide valuable information and guidance on various accommodation options to help you make informed decisions.

Additionally, we can connect you with support services in the wider community, including legal support, housing services, and tax help.

Contact us today for the support you need to succeed as a student.

Student welfare advice

Talk to a senior adviser about issues that are impacting your studies, such as:

  • finances
  • housing
  • welfare
  • cost of living
  • Centrelink.

Book an appointment

Legal clinic

To book an appointment for legal advice (Weds & Thurs):
phone: + 61 3 9919 5400
email: [email protected].

Student welfare

We can assist you with:

We can link you with support services in the community for:

  • consumer affairs
  • drug and alcohol issues
  • women’s support services
  • tax help
  • material aid
  • legal issues
  • financial counsellors
  • gender diversity.

International students, see our international student support for additional information.

Gender affirmation support

We support trans and gender diverse students and their peers, ensuring full participation in the work and study environment by enabling access to appropriate assistance. This includes liaising with professional units to complete required administrative, personal and enrolment details changes, and your College to support you with academic and learning issues.

Contact Student Welfare to book a free and confidential appointment to discuss how we can support you at VU.

Find out more about our commitment to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment at VU.

Appointments with advisers

Make an appointment with a senior adviser to discuss finances and welfare.

Book an appointment

Cost of living

We understand that navigating the cost-of-living has been a particularly challenging issue for students to manage.

Student Welfare can support you by providing information about managing your finances, budgeting advice, and providing emergency financial support.

We have a list of helpful online resources which may assist you with your financial well-being.

VU has engaged WEstjustice to offer free and confidential one-on-one legal advice sessions to VU students every Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.

Predominantly focusing on housing, tenancy and rental problems, our WEstjustice lawyer will also be available to provide legal advice pathways and referrals on:

  • family violence and intervention orders
  • fines and infringements
  • employment law
  • where to go for other legal issues.

Alternatively, you can contact the following legal services for support:

Legal clinic appointments

When: Wednesdays 1pm-4pm and Thursdays 9am-12pm
Where: Wellbeing Services, Footscray Park Campus, Building M, Level 2

To book an appointment contact VU Wellbeing:
phone: + 61 3 9919 5400
email: [email protected].