NSW Government to fund crisis accommodation for international students through coronavirus pandemic

The NSW Government has announced it will fund temporary crisis accommodation for stranded international students.

The $20 million package includes a temporary housing scheme delivered through approved student accommodation or homestay providers.

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said increased support would also be provided via the International Legal Service NSW, while free advice would be available from a new 24/7 international student support service through the NSW Government COVID-19 hotline.

The support service will offer free advice and information about other measures, including the moratorium on rental evictions and medical, mental health, legal and emergency support.

“International students are an integral part of our communities and our economy,” Mr Lee said.  Read more

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