Do you need help with food and other basic needs? Help is just one phone call away.
If you are struggling financially or are needing to access food, it is important to remember that free, confidential support is easily available, even if you are an international student.
Do you need help while quarantined or in isolation?
If you are in mandatory quarantine or in self-imposed lockdown because you:
- are infected with COVID-19
- have returned from interstate or overseas, or
- have come into contact with someone who is infected
and if you need:
- personal hardship assistance
- food relief, and/or
- short-term accommodation advice
you can call a new, dedicated relief hotline. The COVID-19 Relief Call Centre is available to provide advice and support every day between 8.00 am and 8.00 pm. Phone 1300 705 336
Are you not in quarantine but still need support?
The South Australian Department of Human Services Emergency Financial Assistance Program is a free confidential service for people experiencing financial difficulties anywhere across the state.
Eligible individuals, including international students, can receive food parcels, supermarket vouchers, referral to Foodbank SA or assistance with other cost of living concerns.
If you need help, it is as simple as finding your region from the list below and calling the number for that region.
|Eastern Adelaide||Baptist Care SA||8118 5200|
|Northern Adelaide||Anglicare SA||1800 061 552|
|Southern Adelaide||Anglicare SA||1800 748 149|
|Western Adelaide||UnitingCare Wesley Bowden||8245 7139|
|Adelaide Hills||The Hut Community Centre||8339 4400|
|Barossa, Light and Lower North||Lutheran Community Care||8562 2688|
|Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island||Junction Australia||8392 3000|
|Eyre and Western||CentaCare Catholic Country SA||1800 759 865|
|Far North||CentaCare Catholic Country SA||1800 759 865|
|Limestone Coast||ac.care||7725 3000|
|Murray and Mallee||ac.care||Murraylands – 8531 4901|
|Murray and Mallee||ac.care||Riverland – 8580 5301|
|Yorke and Mid North||Uniting Country SA||1300 067 777|
Affordable SA Website
The Affordable SA website and app are also great sources of information, practical tips and tools to help support your household to manage affordability issues.
Easily connect with services to help with:
- domestic violence, and
The site is facilitated by The Salvation Army. Visit Affordable SA or download the app for iPhone or Android.
International Student Support Package
The South Australian Government recently announced the creation of The International Student Support Package which is designed to support international students currently residing in South Australia and facing financial hardship. For more information, please visit https://studyadelaide.com/issp.