Free meals for international and local students

Brought to you by Swinburne and the Sikh community of Victoria

As a student, you might be far from home (or might not be!), but you’re not far from help. Swinburne University of Technology and the Sikh Interfaith Council of Victoria are partnering with Gurduaras and Sikh organisations to provide you with free home-cooked meals while COVID-19 is affecting us all.

Your meals are made by the Gurduaras and Sikh Community Organisations of greater Melbourne, who live by three pillars of beliefs, one of which is to care for others.

How do I collect my free meal?

These free meals are available from several locations across greater Melbourne and Geelong. Choose from pick-up or delivery, depending on the location you choose to get your meal from.
Locations are open daily until July 2020 - additional dates are published every day, so make sure you check back if your desired date is unavailable.

Select your location below and make your order on its Eventbrite page.


Pick up times

Delivery times

Devon Meadows

5.30pm – 7pm

5pm – 7pm
(City of Casey and
Frankston City Council areas)


6pm – 6.30pm

6pm – 8pm
(Hume Council area)


5pm – 6.30pm



5pm – 6pm



6pm – 6.30pm


Hoppers Crossing

6pm – 7pm




6pm – 8pm

What else do I need to know?

  • You must present your Swinburne Student ID card to pick up or receive delivery of your meals.
  • To be fair on other students, you can only order one meal, per person, per day.
  • All meals are vegetarian.
  • Meals may contain traces of nuts and dairy. If you have a severe food allergy or intolerance, these meals may not be suitable for you.
  • Our volunteers observe social distancing rules at time of pick-up / delivery.
  • Food should be kept in a cool place during transport and be refrigerated or eaten within two hours of collection.