Financial Counselling Emergency Resources

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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

Cheap//Free//Swap websites
Services: Clothing, books, household goods.
Websites: and and

TBOS is a registered charity organization which runs at La Trobe University, collecting and redistributing unsold food from LTU vendors to churches and the homeless in our community.

Debt, loans, budgeting advice

Money Help 
Services: Phone advice and counselling on financial issues such as debt, credit card, loan payments
Phone: 1800 007 007

Money Smart
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

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

Health Issues

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 236br /> Website:

Mesothelioma Health Guide: this is a rare cancer and very few treat it.  It is caused by exposure to asbestos particles and affects the lining of the lungs, heart, and abdomen.

Legal Issues

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

Emergency 000
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)