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UPDATE-International Student Emergency Relief Fund



Dear Students,

Throughout 2020 the Victorian Government has responded to all the adverse challenges more generously than any other state government in Australia to support student welfare during the pandemic.

And they continue to do the same in 2021. Please read the below mentioned information thoroughly to know about the existing support still available for international students in Victoria.

Emergency financial relief

International students in Victoria who are still experiencing financial hardship may be eligible for emergency financial assistance through the “Extreme Hardship Support Program”, even if they have previously received support from the International Student Emergency Relief Fund.

Who can apply for “Extreme Hardship Support Program” ?

  • Open to temporary & provisional visa holders + undocumented migrants.
  • Who are unable to access Commonwealth income support and have zero or very little income, savings or community support.
  • For more information please visit

Free groceries & meals for international students in Victoria 

The Victorian Government has provided $1 million to support international students through the City of Melbourne’s Our Shout food voucher program, and $1 million in funding to SecondBiteFoodbank Victoria and OzHarvest to provide free food and meals to international students in Victoria who are doing it tough.

Further support for international students in Victoria

In addition to the above the Victorian Government is providing the following support to international students:

As your well wishers we advise you to please seek support if you need to. Please contact the Student Support Team at OIC for any help or guidance that you might need. #weareinthistogether

Kind Regards,
Orange International College

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