International Students

Help for international students

The International Students Employment and Accommodation Legal Service delivers free and confidential advice, casework and representation to international students in Victoria who are having problems with the place where they work or the place they are renting.

The International Students Employment and Accommodation Legal Service can help with work-related issues such as:

  • Underpayments and unpaid wages
  • Bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment
  • Sham contracting
  • Workplace injury and workplace safety issues
  • Unfair dismissal
  • And other problems you may be having

The International Students Employment and Accommodation Legal Service can help with issues related to your living situation, such as:

  • Disputes over bond
  • Issues with repairs to rental properties
  • Feeling unsafe in the place where you are staying
  • Evictions
  • Understanding tenancy and accommodation contracts
  • And other problems you may be having

We can provide an interpreter if you need one.

The International Students Employment and Accommodation Legal Service is offered via Study Melbourne Student Centre in the Melbourne CBD, with virtual and phone-based assistance available. Please call 1800 056 449 to make an appointment.

Eligibility: All international students in Victoria. This service is available to all international students - you are eligible for help even if you are paid cash in hand or have a concern about how your situation may impact your visa.

This service is funded by the Victorian Government, and delivered collaboratively by Study Melbourne, Victoria Legal Aid, Springvale Monash Legal Service, JobWatch and WEstjustice.

 

 

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WE are located

  • Footscray
  • Werribee
  • Sunshine
Footscray

Level 1 / 72 Buckley Street, Footscray VIC 3011

Tel: + 61 3 9749 7720
Fax: + 61 3 9749 8276
Email:  admin@westjustice.org.au

Office hours:
Monday to Friday, 9.30am-1.00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm. (Office currently closed due to COVID-19 situation)

Please call us to get legal help (appointment time needed).

Werribee

Level 1 / 8 Watton Street, Werribee VIC 3030

Tel: + 61 3 9749 7720
Fax: + 61 3 9749 8276
Email:  admin@westjustice.org.au

Office hours:
Monday to Friday, 9.00am-5:00pm. (Office currently closed due to COVID-19 situation)

Please call us to get legal help (appointment time needed).

Sunshine

Visy Cares Hub, 80B Harvester Road, Sunshine VIC 3020

Tel: + 61 3 9091 8237
Fax: + 61 3 9091 8207
Email:  admin@westjustice.org.au

Office hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9.30am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-4.30pm.

Drop-in service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9.30am-4.30pm, for people up to 25 years old ONLY.