Find out about the support available to you as an international student, including accommodation, study, career, health and emergency.
Chat with a current international student at Swinburne
Make an appointment with an International Student Advisor
Virtual appointments are available when in-person appointments cannot be accommodated. The ISA will contact you to confirm the time for your virtual appoinment.
At Swinburne, we have several on-campus accommodation options for students, including private and shared rooms.
We also have an Accommodation Advisor for international students who can:
- help through the process of finding a place to stay
- advise on lease issues.
If you need help, please email Sam Tsering (Accommodation Advisor) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a Swinburne student, you can access specific support services and tailored workshops for international students to improve your employability, including access to the SwinEmploy database.
For more information, please email Olivia Doyle (International Career Advisor) at email@example.com.
Want to improve your English speaking skills and meet new people? Join our English conversation group run by Learning and Academic Skills (LAS).
Convened by an English language teacher, these free sessions are a great opportunity for international students to improve fluency and confidence!
Melbourne is a city with low crime and Swinburne campuses are safe places. However, it is still important to know what to do if anything goes wrong.
|Your situation||Who to contact||Contact details|
|You need security services on campus
(e.g. to walk you to the train station)
(or 3333 on any Swinburne phone)
You need urgent assistance (e.g. hospitalised)
You're in an emergency, but your life is not in danger
|International Student Advisory and Support team||+61 3 9214 6741 (24 hours)
|You feel anxious or stressed (outside of business hours)||Swinburne Crisis Line||
0488 884 145 (SMS only)
|You want to report inappropriate, concerning or threatening behaviour||Safer Communityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
You need police, ambulance or fire service
(e.g. in an emergency when someone's life is in danger)
You need non-urgent police assistance
Emergencies in your home country
If you are directly impacted by or concerned about an emergency in your home country, please register your details with the International Student Advisory and Support team.
Email your student ID number and phone number to email@example.com with the emergency name in the subject line (e.g. Paris terrorist attack, Nepal earthquake). For urgent support outside business hours, please call +61 3 9214 6741.
We can provide advice to help manage the situation or access to a private space with a telephone, so you can contact your loved ones in your home country. If you need to return home urgently, we can assist with your study obligations accordingly.
|Your situation||Who to contact|
|You're in an emergency (e.g. need an ambulance)
||000 (or go to a hospital's emergency department)|
International Student Advisory and Support team
+61 3 9214 6741 (24 hours)
|You need non-emergency health support in Victoria||
Department of Health's Nurse-On-Call
1300 60 60 24 (24 hours)
|You need to see a doctor, nurse, counsellor, psychiatrist or physiotherapist||Wellbeing at Swinburne|
|You have Medibank Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)||
Medibank Student Health and Support Line
1800 887 283 (24 hours)