Legal advice


Study NSW has prepared the following resources to assist international students during the COVID-19 pandemic

International Student Legal Service NSW

Study NSW and the City of Sydney fund the International Student Legal Service NSW. This service gives free, confidential legal advice to international students living in New South Wales.

If you are concerned about your living arrangements, school fees, employment and visa conditions due to COVID-19 and you need legal advice, access the free legal service provided by Redfern Legal Centre.

International students in NSW can also get advice about housing problems, fines, debts, car accidents, employment, discrimination, family law, domestic violence, and complaints about colleges or universities. They can also advise how these problems affect student visas.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, legal assistance will be provided by phone and online.

To access support, make an enquiry online at

To call using a free telephone interpreter, call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450.

Website: and their article for international students during COVID-19.

Social media: Facebook,and Twitter

My Legal Mate App

The safety and wellbeing of international students is our number one priority. To ensure international students understand their legal rights and can help protect themselves during COVID-19, the NSW Government has made 50,000 downloads of multilingual app My Legal Mate available for free for international students.

Register at

Legal Aid NSW and LawAccess NSW

The NSW Government, in partnership with Legal Aid NSW and LawAccess NSW, has launched a free legal help service for people facing legal issues under the COVID-19 public health laws. International students are also eligible to use these services.

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