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Useful external services

You should feel free to contact SUPRA’s Postgraduate Advocacy Service or our Legal Service for any academic or personal issues. For issues we can’t help with, we can refer you to another appropriate service, some of which are listed below.

Counselling and crisis services

Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) – service provided by the University

The University of Sydney Psychology Clinic – affordable psychological services

Lifeline Australia – 24-hour crisis and suicide support hotline

Twenty10 – LGBTIQA+ counselling and support

QLife – anonymous and free LGBTIQA+ peer support

ACON – community health, inclusion and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders

Victims of Crime Access Line

Blue Knot Foundation – adults surviving childhood trauma information line

Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia

Suicide Call Back Service

MensLine – phone or online counselling service for men with emotional health and relationship concerns

Gambling Treatment Clinic

St James Ethics Centre – ethics counselling service provides a safe, non-judgemental space for reflection and the exploration of dilemmas, challenges and issues


Immigration Advice and Rights Centre (IARC)

Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) – find a migration agent

Employment and industrial unions

University Careers Centre

Careers at Sydney – University of Sydney recruitment

Unions Australia – online advisory service

Fair Work Ombudsman – workplace complaints

National Tertiary Education Union

Community and Public Sector Union

Health and support services

University Health Service – free medical service for students

SWOP (Sex Workers Outreach Project) – Community-based sex worker organisation focused on HIV, STI and hepatitis C prevention, education and health promotion, for sex workers in NSW

Asylum Seekers Centre of NSW

Epilepsy Association Australia

Mental health services

Mental Health Line1800 011 511 – free 24-hour telephone service staffed by mental health clinicians for people with mental health problems, their families and carers. Please note that this is not an emergency service. People in life-threatening situations should instead call 000 to receive immediate help.

Mental Health Carers NSW

Beyond Blue

SANE Australia

Black Dog Institute

Sexual health services

RPA Sexual Health – FREE and confidential sexual health clinic. No Medicare card is required to access the service.

Family Planning New South Wales – all types of sexual health check-ups and fertility counselling

Trans[TEST] – offers sexual health screenings and treatment for trans and gender diverse people.

a[TEST] – offers fast, free and confidential rapid HIV and STI testing service for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, regardless of HIV status.

Check OUT LGBTIQ+ Sexual Health Clinic – HIV / STI screening for all LGBTIQA+ people and cervical screening for all LGBTIQA+ people with a cervix. Sex workers (of any gender and/or sexuality) are always welcome.

Women’s health

Related articles:

Leichhardt Women’s Health Centre

New South Wales Rape Crisis Centre

Women’s Health New South Wales

Tenancy and accommodation help

Related articles:

University Accommodation Service

Tenants Union of New South Wales – tenancy rights and advocacy

New South Wales Office of Fair Trading – tenancy law and standard tenancy documents

NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) – the government tribunal that deals with tenancy law

Child care

University Child Care Information Office

Child Care Finder – (Australian Government resource) find a child care centre

Social security

Related articles:

Welfare Rights Centre


Copyright and intellectual property

Australian Copyright Council

IP Australia

Legal assistance

Legal Aid Commission of NSW

Redfern Legal Centre 

Inner City Legal Centre

Law Society of NSW

Marrickville Legal Centre

Women’s Legal Resources Centre

Aboriginal Legal Service


NSW Ombudsman

Commonwealth Ombudsman

Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman

Australian Financial Complaints Authority

Energy and Water Ombudsman NSW

NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)

Fair Work Ombudsman

Public transport

Transport Info – for up-to-date public transport information

The SUPRA office is closed – but you can still get help!

To help protect the health of our community during COVID-19 our Postgraduate Advocacy Service, Legal Service and council are working from home. We are working to full capacity and are providing timely and accurate information, advice and support.