UNSW Sydney

Contacts: Reuben & Roisin, SRC Queer Officers (queer@arc.unsw.edu.au)

24-hour Queer Space

  • Requires door code for normal hours access (email queer@arc.unsw.edu.au or message the UNSW Queer Collective on Facebook)

  • Requires an update to your student ID to give you out-of-hours access to the building it is located in. This is optional. The reason for requesting access will not be recorded on your student ID, so you will not accidentally be ‘outed’ in future. Email queer@arc.unsw.edu.au to obtain 24/hour access

  • Discreet location on campus

  • Occasionally provides food/drink

  • Provides charging stations for devices

  • Provides safe sex resources (eg condoms, dental dams and information)

  • Provides queer/LGBTQIA+-specific physical and mental health information

  • Holds weekly meetings during semester and occasional autonomous meetings for: People of colour and culturally and linguistically diverse people; Trans, intersex and sex- and gender-diverse people; Asexual and aromantic people; and polyamorous people. Email queer@arc.unsw.edu.au or message the UNSW Queer Collective on Facebook for times.

 

Crisis accommodation

  • Contact queer@arc.unsw.edu.au or welfare@arc.unsw.edu.au if you do not want to out yourself as queer/LGBTQIA+. Alternatively you can call Arc at 02 9385 7700.

  • If your reason for seeking accommodation relates to another axis of disadvantage, you may wish to direct your email to the relevant SRC representative: view this page for all their details.

  • Up to two weeks accommodation available in a discreet location. Sometimes options to renew (discretionary based on demand of rooms and Arc).

  • Means-tested; subsidised rent may be payable depending on your financial circumstances.

 

Interest-free monetary loans

  • Emergency loans are available through Arc: apply calling Arc at 02 9385 7700. Alternatively you may email welfare@arc.unsw.edu.au to receive SRC assistance with your application.

  • Arc’s loans are means-tested and the amount available (if any) will depend upon your unique circumstances.

  • Emergency loans are also available through UNSW: see the UNSW website to apply. Alternatively you may email welfare@arc.unsw.edu.au to receive SRC assistance with your application.

  • UNSW’s loans are means-tested and the amount available (if any) will depend upon your unique circumstances.

  • UNSW’s loans must be used for one of the purposes outlined on the website.

  • Your enrolment in future semesters may be contingent on you having repaid some or all of the loan, depending on your circumstances.

 

Counselling and Psychological Services

  • UNSW provides free counselling and psychological services. There is unfortunately no queer/LGBTQIA+-specific counselling and psychological staff, but some may have completed ALLY@UNSW training.

  • Apply for the services here.

  • There is sometimes large demand for these services and appointments sometimes must be made well in advance.

 

Equity scholarships

  • Equity scholarships of $2500 are available throughout the year. They can be applied for here; you must be an existing or intended student of UNSW to apply.

  •  The application forms for these scholarships are simple and are based on need, not on academic success.

 

 

Centrelink support

You may call Arc on 02 9385 7700 to request financial support, including Centrelink support.

 

Legal support

  • You may call Arc on 02 9385 7700 to request a meeting with Arc’s student legal team who may be able to offer free legal advice.

  • You may call the Kingsford Legal Centre, situated at UNSW, to arrange a meeting. They may be able to offer free legal advice.

    • NOTE: KLC cannot provide legal advice against UNSW as it could amount to a conflict of interest.

 

Other support

Coming soon (including sexual health services, Twenty10 and SRC services).