Student Advocacy


Free advocacy service for all Deakin students

DUSA employs experienced and professional Advocates, whose purpose at DUSA is to be there as a support to Deakin students when things may go wrong.

If you experience problems; academic misconduct, studying, financial, relationship, health, living arrangements, you are able to access the advocates as a free service. Our advocates are there to help you, how you talk to them is up to you; you can call, email or visit them in person. This service is completely independent from the university, and all your details and concerns are treated confidentially.

If we are unable to work through your problems with you, we will help you find the service you need. Our student-oriented team is always available and willing to assist you.


See if yours can be answered at our Frequenty Asked Questions page.

On the right-hand side of this page (or the bottom if you're on your phone) you'll find heaps of helpful resources, put together by our Advocates. These cover the most common issues that students face (such as academic cases and appeals, enrolment and fee issues) that can help inform and prepare you in dealing with your situation.

Get in Touch With Us

Contact our Advocates by filling out the form below, or call us on 1300 555 528.


Deakin also offer many free support services for students, so if our advocates can’t help you, they can refer you onto someone who can. The Division of Student Life (DSL) offers a range of free services including: counselling and chaplaincy, disability support, financial counselling and assistance and medical centres.

To find more information on these services visit the Deakin University website.




Advocacy & Welfare Resources

Deakin Services