Covid Support

Support options available through the lockdown

We know it's tough being away from your support network of family and friends. We've collated a list of support options available for you.


Central Coast Food Pantry Sites


  • Salvation Army and Vinnies can assist you with the basic costs of living.
  • Depending on your visa status, you may be eligible for the Australian Government’s Special Benefit.

Community support

  • Newtown Neighbourhood Centre has a referral service which can point you in the right direction and information sheets to help find support.
  • You can use AskIzzy to find supports local to your area.The NSW Government provides a range of supports for international students:
  • Subscribe to Study NSW for up to date COVID-19 response information.
  • Insiders Guide offers excellent free resources and advice for international students.

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