Queensland Student Hub
Pandemic financial support for students
International students who are studying and working in Australia may be eligible to access financial assistance through pandemic financial support payments recently announced by the Australian Government.
International students who are studying and working in Australia may be able to access financial assistance when they are:
- required to self-isolate or are caring for someone with COVID-19 (Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment) or;
- adversely affected by a state public health order and are required to be in lockdown for more than seven days (COVID-19 Disaster Payment).
What is the Queensland Student Hub?
Welcome to the Queensland Student Hub!
The Queensland Student Hub is a Queensland Government online support service for international students. Here you can find everything you need to know about studying, working and living in Queensland.
Finding a job in Queensland
Working while you study provides extra income, hands-on work experience, can help improve your English language skills and benefit your career opportunities.
Learn about working in Queensland, your workplace rights, visa conditions and more.
Employability is about more than just getting a job. Build your employability skills through Launch U! A Queensland Government backed employability program that gives you access to a wide variety of online and face-to-face employability experiences and programs.
Living and working in QLD
What's it like to live in Queensland? How do I find a job? What accommodation options are there? How do I organise a bank account?
There are a lot of things to think about when you move abroad to study. Here you can find some more information on living and working in Queensland.
Top frequently asked questions
View below for top frequently asked questions from students. Our FAQs page also provides more information on living and studying in Queensland.
Regardless of your concern (in case of an emergency call 000) free Student Support Officers are available to international and domestic students on the Queensland Student Hub, Rainbow Hub, Gold Coast Student Hub and Cairns Student Hub. Alternatively, 1800QSTUDY is a 24/7 hotline available to students who are studying in Queensland.
The Queensland Student Hub Network offers a range of support services for international students living in Queensland. These include the Queensland Student Hub, Rainbow Hub, Gold Coast Student Hub and 1800QSTUDY (1800 778 839).
Depending on where and how you choose to visit a doctor in Queensland the cost to you will differ. The price to you will be at the discretion of the doctor you see. You will be required to pay for your medical visit up front.
OSHC is insurance for international students that covers the costs of any medical care required while in Australia. This type of insurance will cover basic, general medical and hospital treatment and provides limited cover for pharmaceuticals and ambulance services.
Remember to bring your OSHC membership card to present with payment and keep all receipts if you plan to make a claim to your OSHC.
You can access the Queensland Student Hub and speak to a Student Support Officer or make an appointment with a doctor who can help you get the support and assistance you need. The Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre, Harmony Place and Multicultural Connect Line are also great services that specialise in helping people from other cultures or language backgrounds to get the support they need. Other services available in Queensland include Lifeline, Beyond Blue, SANE Helpline, Parentline, PANDA, Diverse Voices and Men’s Line.