DUSA’s Student Survival Centres are available for Deakin students who are facing financial hardships and in desperate need of basic emergency food and supplies.
What’s available at the Survival Centre?
Free basic food items, personal hygiene products, sexual health products, clothing, towels, bedding, homewares, stationary, notebooks and more.
If we do not have the items you need, our friendly team of Advocates are here to help. We can discuss further available supports and referral options to help you get the assistance you need. Additional support available includes DUSA’s free Financial Counselling, and Deakin’s Financial Assistance for students.
Where is the Survival Centre?
Our Survival Centres are located on campus at DUSA.
Burwood: DUSA Advocacy Office, Building A, Level 2
Waurn Ponds: DUSA Reception, Fred Jevons Building JB, Level 1
Waterfront: DUSA Office, Building D, Level 1
Warrnambool: DUSA, Building H2-3
How do I access the Survival Centre?
Students in need of a helping hand are welcome to come and collect the items they need. Just pop in and a DUSA Advocate or DUSA Receptionist can give you access to a range of items.
If you have any questions about the support DUSA can provide, please contact our Student Advocacy and Support Service on (03) 9246 8615.