Tax help

Unfortunately, due to insufficient volunteers Murdoch Guild will not be able to offer Tax Help in 2023. In lieu of this, please find attached a list of active Tax Help centres in WA for 2023.

If you would like information on submitting a return please visit the following page: Help and support to lodge your tax.

Tax Help Centres in WA

Every year, we provide free tax assistance for students who need an extra hand filling out their tax returns. Tax Help is a volunteer-run service that is accessible to all students.

Don’t worry, our volunteers have taken intensive training with the ATO and have been screened by us to ensure they can provide sensible tax advice.


You are eligible for Tax Help if your income is around $60,000 or less for the income year and you didn’t:

  • work as a contractor – for example, a contract cleaner, taxi or uber driver
  • run a business, including as a sole trader
  • have partnership or trust matters
  • sell shares or an investment property
  • own a rental property
  • have capital gains tax (CGT)
  • receive royalties
  • receive distributions from a trust, other than a managed fund
  • receive foreign income, that is not a foreign pension or annuity.

How to receive Tax Help

Step 1: Ensure that you are eligible for Tax Help by reading the criteria above.

Step 2: Book an appointment online or in-person with your Tax Help volunteer.

Book your appointment via our online booking calendar.

Step 3: Prepare all the relevant information and documents you need to bring prior to your appointment, including:

  • your myGov username or email you use for myGov and password – if you are unable to locate or remember your myGov sign in details, or don’t have a myGov account, our volunteers can help
  • your mobile phone to receive your myGov SMS security code
  • your bank account details (BSB and account number)
  • your tax file number (TFN)
  • an original or amended notice of assessment from any one of the last five years
  • income statements or payments summaries from all sources
  • all your receipts for gifts, donations and work-related expenses
  • details of any child support payments made
  • details of your spouse’s (married or de-facto) taxable income or a reasonable estimate if you had a spouse at any time during the financial year

If you had a spouse (married or de-facto) at any time during the financial year, you would also need to bring details of your spouse’s taxable income.

Step 4: Attend your appointment where our volunteer will help you prepare your tax return and provide tax advice.

Please visit ATO Tax Help online for further information and support.

Contact Student Assist

Murdoch Guild’s Student Assist officers are impartial, objective and ready to listen to your needs. For further enquiries, you can contact us at