Contacts: Reuben & Roisin, SRC Queer Officers (email@example.com)
24-hour Queer Space
Requires door code for normal hours access (email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or message the UNSW Queer Collective on Facebook for times.
Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
There is sometimes large demand for these services and appointments sometimes must be made well in advance.
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.
You may call Arc on 02 9385 7700 to request financial support, including Centrelink 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.
Coming soon (including sexual health services, Twenty10 and SRC services).