University student services

Information about services for Graduate Research students - legal, finance, libraries, health, IT, indigenous, international, student union and Graduate Student Association.

Academic skills

We offer workshops and tutorials on a wide range of academic skills. Academic Skills supports the learning of all University of Melbourne students, whether undergraduate or postgraduate. Free workshops and seminars are open to all currently enrolled University of Melbourne Graduate Research students.

Read more about Academic Skills 


The University has provided child care facilities since late 1970s. Several types of services have operated over the years from different sites. The two current centres: Swanston Street Children's Centre and Queensberry Children's Centre have operated from those sites since 1980 and 1995 respectively, providing a total of 138 long day care places for the University Community.

Read more about Childcare on our Wellbeing, Children's Services webpage

Counselling and psychological services

A part of student services that consists of a number of complementary specialist areas. Together, these provide for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our community. Phone +61 3 8344 6927.

  • Parkville address: Level 2, 138 Cardigan Street, Carlton
  • Southbank address: Room 1.29, HUB Building, Southbank

Read more about Counselling and Psychological Services

Student equity and disability support

Student Equity and Disability Support (SEDS) assists current and prospective students with ongoing health conditions or disabilities to access services and support. There are a range of services and support that SEDS may be able to provide. Please be aware that these services will not be appropriate for all students.

Phone: 13 63 52 or make an appointment online

Visit the Student Equity and Disability Support page for more information

Financial Aid

For financial aid, phone 13 63 52, or for urgent matters that cannot wait, please call +61 3 8344 6901.

Visit the Financial Aid homepage for more information

Graduate Student Association

The University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association Inc. (GSA) is the student representative body for postgraduates at the University of Melbourne. GSA has over 13 000 members including all Graduate Diploma, Postgrad Diploma, Masters, PhD and other doctoral students. GSA speaks up within the University and in the wider community to help postgraduates and improve postgraduate education, research and welfare. There are many different ways for postgraduate students to be involved in your GSA: attend a GSA event, join a GSA committee, start a graduate group!

Visit the Graduate Student Association page for more information

Health and legal services

Phone: +61 3 8344 6904

Visit the Health and legal services webpage

International students

The University provides services for international students which include help coping with moving to a new country, visa advice and the like.

Visit the international students webpage

IT services

The best place to find information on University IT is the Graduate Research Hub - Resources for Students webpage. You can connect via University wireless services via Uniwireless and connect at any participating university via Eduroam.

Visit the IT Services webpage


Visit the University Library website to find out about the Libraries and Cultural Collections on campuses that you have access to, browse the catalogue, review the Thesis Repository and book into Skills Classes. Your Student ID card is your borrowing card and also can be used in library photocopiers and printers if you add money or credit to it.

Visit our Libraries webpage

Support for indigenous students

For 10 years, the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts has connected Indigenous visual, design and performing artists with a pathway to their future in the arts. Situated at the heart of Melbourne's arts precinct, the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts fosters innovation in the research, development, advocacy and presentation of Indigenous cultural expressions.

Visit the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development webpage

The Murrup Barak Indigenous Student Programs provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students both undergraduate and graduate with a range of support services. These include the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme, Indigenous Scholarship Program and assistance with student transition, integration, student experience activities and study spaces.

Visit the Murrup Barak webpage

University of Melbourne student union

With a living history that extends over 130 years, at the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) we are committed to providing quality experiences on campus that create a community for students, staff and visitors from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.

As a non-profit organisation run by students, for students, we provide valuable funding that keeps the arts, representation, advocacy, live music and cultural services alive on campus and will improve your time at university immeasurably.

Visit the UMSU webpage for more information