Free help and support available for international students

Study Melbourne programs, Activities and Resources


Study Melbourne is a Victorian Government initiative providing support and information to this community of international students, helping them have the best possible time while studying and living in Victoria.

Although their services are available all year round, below are a few events happening in August!

ATO Tax Help Program

Do you need help with your ATO? Tax Help is a network of ATO-trained and accredited community volunteers who provide a free and confidential service to help people complete their tax returns online using myTax.  It’s available from July to October across Australia.  Study Melbourne Student Centre is participating and can offer this service to international students. Students should contact us on 1800 056 449 for an appointment.

Free Communication Skills Workshop: How to get a job even before you graduate

Wednesday 15th August, 2pm – 4pm – Register here

Free International Student Work Rights Legal Service –  every Wednesday and Thursday, by appointment
The Migrant Workers Centre

Due to language and cultural barriers and insecure employment arrangements, international students who work are often vulnerable to bad employers. The Migrant Workers Centre can help international students who work in Victoria understand their rights and get empowered to enforce them.

Services the Migrant Workers Centre provides include:

  • Education sessions about workplace rights and how to enforce them (deliverable in a number of languages other than English);
  • Assistance in empowering students to collectively resolve their problems at work before specialist legal advice becomes necessary;
  • Participants and speakers for community events regarding issues affecting international students who work.

Check out their website for more information: