The City of Whittlesea welcomes and values the many international students from all over the world who contribute so much to our community. We celebrate the vibrancy and diversity that comes with a thriving international student community, as well as acknowledging the benefits for our educational institutions as well as our local economy and culture. The below information has been collated to provide easy access to support and to provide current and relevant information for international students.
Sign up for Melbourne’s North Job Link which can connect you to opportunities in Melbourne’s North – live local, work local, employ local.
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Australian Federation of International Students (AFIS) - unites international students in Victoria and addresses their interests and needs.
Council for International Students Australia (CISA) - the national peak student representative body for international students studying at postgraduate, undergraduate, private college, TAFE, ELICOS and foundation levels.
Study Melbourne Student Centre
Connect with international students from different universities Victoria-wide.
Access resources: employment, mental health, legal advice, leadership program, start-up program, social activities.
Other support options include:
Infinity Church - Community Meals Kitchen - Food Hampers
Mill Park Baptist - The Shak - Free Meals
From Us 2 You - Food Hampers
Essential Indian Groceries - Sikh Community -Essential Indian Groceries for all
Vittle Feast Project - Free food boxes / groceries
Tenants Victoria promotes and protects the rights of tenants in Victoria. It aims to both help individual renters and work for social change to improve conditions for all tenants.
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There are a number of ways to connect locally with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ*) communities.
Baseline Rainbow Youth
Council’s Youth Team, Baseline for Young People, runs support programs and events for LGBTIQ* Youth. We are proud to have attained Rainbow Tick Accreditation for our services.
Thorne Harbour Health
Thorne Harbour Health was formed in 1983 (initially as the Victorian AIDS Action Committee and later the Victorian AIDS Council) as a central part of the Victorian community response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Thorne Harbour Health continues to lead the response by providing a range of services which include prevention education, treatment and care of PLHIV and counselling services.
Phone: 9865 6700
Fair Work Ombudsman - receives complaints about work rights and breaches of workplace laws. Visit www.fairwork.gov.au/
Australian Human Rights Commission - promotes and protects human rights in Australia, including rights against sexual discrimination and harassment. Visit www.humanrights.gov.au
If you have experienced racism, Reduce racism with the community reporting tool. Visit our Building Respect and Anti-Racism Strategy.
Whittlesea Community Connection Legal Services
Whittlesea Community Connections Community Legal Service provides free legal help to people who live, work or study in the City of Whittlesea and surrounding communities.
Victoria Legal Aid
Assisting people with legal problems by focusing on protecting the rights of Victorians and representing those who need it the most.