Whatever your needs, there are many student support services available for international students. Learn about the types of support you can access in NSW.
Study and learning support
If you need support, your education institution can offer a range of standard and specialist student services to meet your needs. Support for international students in NSW will vary between institutions and may include:
- study and learning support
- support with academic writing
- navigating cultural challenges.
To find out more about student services and support, please contact your education institution.
Top 5 free places to get help
- Service NSWExternal Link , for access to essential government services like photo ID
- Redfern Legal CentreExternal Link , which provides international students with free legal advice funded by Study NSW
- The International Student Health Hub which lists available health resources across more than 50 organisations
- NSW Fair Trading, for consumer guidanceExternal Link like buying a car, and information on renting a homeExternal Link
- The Fair Work OmbudsmanExternal Link for help in understanding your rights and entitlements in the workplace
International Student Legal Service
Study NSW funds the Redfern Legal Centre to provide international students in NSW with access to free legal advice about issues including:
- car accidents
- family law
- domestic violence
- student visas
- complaints about colleges or universities.
Learn moreExternal Link or call (02) 9698 7645 to book an appointment.
Government support services
If you need help, you can contact these government agencies.
NSW Fair Trading
NSW Fair Trading can help you resolve disputes related to shopping, refunds, renting, buying and selling property, cars, product safety, scams and more.
The NSW Ombudsman is an independent and impartial watchdog that can help you with complaints about public universities, TAFE colleges and public schools.
Safe Work NSW
SafeWork NSW can help you understand you and your employers' rights and responsibilities and enforce workplace health and safety laws in NSW.
Anti-Discrimination NSW can provide support if you are discriminated against, sexually harassed, vilified or victimised in NSW, and you need to lodge a complaint form.
The Commonwealth Ombudsman
The Commonwealth Ombudsman can help if you are a future, current or former international student who has an issue with a private education institution such as a school, college or university in Australia.
Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA)
The Australian Financial Complaints Authority can help provide fair, free and independent dispute resolution for financial complaints.
Australia Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)
The national regulator for vocational education and training.