Financial and social support

Whether you are a domestic or international student, Welfare Services can help you if you’re experiencing social or financial difficulties.

The Welfare Service under the Student Wellbeing team offers information and support to students going through difficult situations at an academic, emotional, social and/or financial level.

Areas the Welfare Service can assist with include:

  • Academic concerns
  • Adjustment to university life
  • Accommodation, tenancy and renting concerns
  • Financial concerns
  • Family concerns
  • General health concerns (referrals only)
  • Legal Concerns (referrals only)
  • Relationships including domestic and family violence
  • Other social concerns

A good place to start on your support journey is clearly defining what your needs are so you can create an individual road map for support. From there you can use Ask Izzy or The Good Shepherd where you can find resources and assistance near you.

Here is a list of community supports for food, emergency relief and welfare you can access:

Emergency on campus

Campus security
T: +61 (2) 9850 9999

Police/fire/ambulance
T: 000

Sexual assault and harassment
T: 1800 737 732 (1800 RESPECT)

Remember Macquarie is here to help you throughout your university journey – you are not alone!