Update on support for International Students/Temporary residents during the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Provision of Dry Rations
A large number of Sri Lankan organisations and individuals have arranged to provide essential dry rations to Sri Lankan international students and temporary residents. Nearly 100 packs have already been distributed so far and if you or anyone that you know require them, please contact Charitha Perera (0412 552 541), Rasika Jayasekera (0421 867 133) or Duminda Kottahachchi (0414 811 828)
Financial Assistance for International Students
The South Australian Government has allocated funds for an International Student Package through Study Adelaide, visit https://studyadelaide.com/issp

In additions, the three main state Universities in SA have separate Student Support Programs that you can access as below ,

Financial Assistance for Temporary Visa Holders
The Australia Government is providing $7 million to the Red Cross to support temporary visa holders who are not eligible for other Australian Government support (Job Keeper/Job Seeker etc). 

Visit https://www.redcross.org.au/news-and-media/news/help-for-migrants-in-transition

Temporary Visitors from Sri Lanka
The Australian Department of Home Affairs have advised us that “temporary visa holders who can’t travel immediately or have other compelling reasons for staying in Australia need to apply for another visa before their current visa expires. Australia does not grant visa extensions”. Visit https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/staying-australia#3 for further information.