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Is there assistance available if I have been affected by a natural disaster?


Seeking assistance

At Deakin, we are committed to supporting all students affected by natural disasters when they occur, including bushfires. If you or your family have been impacted by a natural disaster, Deakin offers a variety of support services including financial assistance, replacement of lost essentials (e.g. books, laptops) flexibility with study deadlines and study support.

Deakin's Natural Disaster Assistant Packages include a personal combination of support services tailored to your needs. If you have been affected by a recent natural disaster visit the Natural disasters grants webpage to see what is available.

If you need further specific help, please contact one or more of the following services.

Financial Assistance

Study and counselling support

Staying safe during an incident or natural disaster

It is essential you have the right information to keep safe. To stay up to date with any on-going natural disasters, the following sites are recommended, depending on your location. Each website features a map with the most current information, incidents and warnings. 

Donate today

If you would like to help make a difference, the following organisations accept donations for disaster relief: