Welfare

A free, confidential and non-judgmental service
JCUSA employs Student Advocates who provide free information, advocacy and referral on a range of issues relating to students. We are here to work with you to make life at Uni that little bit easier. All support is provided in a confidential, friendly environment.

Financial Assistance

James Cook University Loans Scheme
Loan funds may be available to students who can demonstrate a genuine need. The scheme aims to help those students who, without this assistance, may not be able to continue their studies. More information about eligibility and requirements are available here.

Scholarships
JCU encourages students to apply for scholarships and grants that can award a sum of money to assist you with your studies. You've got nothing to lose, so see what you're eligible for.

Legal Advice

If you require information about community legal services, the Student Advocacy and Welfare Officers may be able to assist you with local services available in your area.

You may also be able to get help by visiting the Legal Aid Queensland Website.

Alternatively you can contact Legal Aid Queensland for free legal advice on 1300 65 11 88 (free call).

Housing and Accommodation

  • Has your Bond been lodged by the RTA? Do you have a receipt for this?
  • Are you on a general Tenancy Agreement, Periodic Agreement, and Fixed Term Agreement?
  • Are you being given the right amount of time for the Landlord to enter the property?

If you are not sure about any of these questions and you are renting here in Queensland contact a Student Advocacy and Welfare Officer for assistance.

Information is also available from the Residential Tenancy Authority (RTA) Queensland website.

Tenants' Union of Queensland

The Tenants Union is a state-wide community organisation that provides services for residential tenants in Queensland and represents their interests. The Union aims to improve and protect the rights of all Queensland tenants, including Caravan Park and boarding house residents. Contact 1300 744 263 (free call).

Emergency Food Vouchers

Our Student Advocates may be able to organise food vouchers. Come in and make an appointment for more information or contact us on the JCU Student Association free call number 1800 330 021.

Centrelink

The Student Association can provide information and assistance about Centrelink payments. Or to assist you to question and/or appeal decisions relating to your payments.

** PLEASE NOTE: This information is intended as a guide only. Reliable and up to date information can be obtained by contacting an Advocacy Officer **

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