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.

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.

Emergency Assistance

Student Assist may be able to provide emergency assistance in the form of vouchers for students struggling financially.

If you are struggling financially or have any questions about the above information, please contact your Murdoch Guild Student Assist team:

Domestic Undergraduate Student Assist Officer: Hazel 9360 7350 /
International Student Assist Officer: Malena 9360 6419 /
Postgraduate Student Assist Officer: Mark 9360 6585 /

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

Another resource that we commonly use is ER Connect, which is a directory which includes many welfare services that students and members of the public can access. Be sure to check it out here.

Book Subsidy Scheme

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

The scheme provides bookshop vouchers to the value of either $150 or $200 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. The Guild Foodbank is kindly supported by UniBank.

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 2018.

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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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