Our Advocacy team offers support to a student or group of students who may be experiencing difficulty related to an academic, administrative or welfare issue. The LTSU Student Advocacy service operates independently of the University which means that Advocates can assist students without bias or influence from the University. The service is confidential, professional and free.
Emergency Financial Aid
La Trobe University – Financial Assistance Office
Services: Loans, Grants, Emergency Assistance for La Trobe students.
Banyule Community Health
Services: Financial Counsellor for residents of Banyule, and Emergency Relief
Phone: (03) 9450 2000
St Vincent De Paul - Preston
Services: Advocacy, food vouchers, clothing, utility bills
Phone: (03) 9478 6845
All Emergency Relief in Northern Region
Services: Emergency Relief, food, vouchers
Phone: 1300 305 330
Services: Clothing, books, household goods.
Websites: www.freecycle.org and www.au.zilch.com and www.ozerecycle.com
Debt, loans, budgeting advice
Services: Phone advice and counselling on financial issues such as debt, credit card, loan payments
Phone: 1800 007 007
Services: Free information, tools and calculators to manage money.
Financial Ombudsman Service
Services: Resolution of banking issues that cannot be resolved with your bank.
Phone: 1300 78 08 08
Housing and Rent
LTSU – Emergency Housing
Services: An all-inclusive assistance package for students in need, including emergency housing, referral services, clothing.
La Trobe University Accomodation Services
Services: A searchable database for local, affordable accommodation for students.
North East Housing Service
Services: Office of Housing, assessment for public housing.
Phone: (03) 9479 0700
La Trobe Medical Centre
Services: On campus, bulk billing service 8-5pm
Visit: Cnr Plenty Rd and Kingsbury Drive
Phone: (03) 9473 8885
La Trobe University - Counselling
Services: For personal and confidential counselling on campus.
Phone: (03) 9479 2956
Banyule Community Health
Services: General counselling and assistance with mental health issues
Phone: 1800 888 236
LTSU – Legal Services
Services: On campus lawyer to advocate for students.
Consumer Action Law Centre
Services: Telephone advice for all consumers with financial/legal issues.
Phone: (03) 9602 3326
International Student Resources
La Trobe International Student Services
Services: International student support, community engagement, programs, volunteering
Scholarships - Domestic and International Students
Important Telephone Numbers
Direct Line 1800 888 236
Drug Info 1300 858 584
Hep C Infoline 1800 703 003
Suicide Helpline 1300 651 251
Smoking Quitline 137 848
Family Drug Help 1300 660 068
Lifeline 131 114
The Mental Health Advice Line 1300 280 737
Austin Health’s Mental Health Services 1300 859 789
Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service 1800 015 188 (24 hours)