Financial/Welfare Assistance

Student Assist provides a range of different schemes centred on student welfare and financial support.  Please find all of the information regarding these schemes below.

Emergency Assistance

Student Assist may be able to provide emergency assistance in the form of vouchers for students struggling financially. Contact Student Assist for more information on or 9360 6419.

Stretching the Budget

The Murdoch Guild has put together a useful booklet full of financial tips, resources for living cheaply and budgeting tools. Come collect one from the office or download it here.

If you are struggling financially or have any questions about the above information, please contact your Murdoch Guild Student Assist Welfare Assist Officer  on or call 9360 6419

Download Murdoch University’s handy guide “Stretch Your Dollar“on how to manage and stretch your budget as a student  for more handy tips.

Book Subsidy Scheme

The book subsidy scheme is administered at the beginning of each semester.

The scheme provides up to $200 in bookshop vouchers to a number of eligible students who are struggling financially. Unfortunately, due to Commonwealth funding restrictions, this scheme is only available to domestic students.

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Food Bank

A supply of non-perishable food is available in the Murdoch Guild Student Assist Office to students struggling financially.  Please contact Student Assist to find out more about this scheme and to check your eligibility.

Interest Free Loans

The University has interest free emergency and short term loans available to students. (Please note that students enrolled in OUA, MIT, OnTrack and other non-credited pre-tertiary courses are NOT eligible for these student loans.) More information can be found online here.

If you are on a Centrelink payment, you may be able to apply for an advanced payment as an interest free loan. Contact Centrelink directly to find out more.

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Tax Help

July to October each year, the Australian Tax Office provides The Murdoch Guild with trained volunteers to complete tax returns with students. Appointments must be booked in advance through the Student Assist office – This program will start again in July 2017.

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Education Assistance

Student Assist provides independent advice and assistance for students who have education-related issues at university. A full list can be found on the Education Assistance page.


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