Our senior advisers specialise in welfare, finance and housing.

We provide free and confidential support and assistance to help you develop practical skills to better manage your time, money and personal issues. We can help you develop strategies to concentrate on your studies and get the most out of university life.

We also offer a student legal clinic, twice weekly, for free legal advice.

Welfare advice

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

  • finances
  • housing
  • welfare
  • Centrelink.

Book an appointment

Legal clinic

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

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.

A student adviser can also refer you to the following services:

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].

Welfare service & support

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

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.

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