Temporary visa holders, including students who need financial support in connection with the coronavirus (COVID-19), can count on financial assistance from funds transferred by the Australian Government to the Australian Red Cross. Information on the types of co-financing available in individual states of Australia and how to apply are available at https://www.redcross.org.au/covidrelief

Funding provided by the Australian Government to Australian Red Cross to support highly vulnerable people as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds are for people who are not Australian citizens or permanent residents, have no way to support themselves, and have urgent needs. The attached includes:

• Eligibility for Financial Assistance
• Eligibility for Direct Referral
• Referral Processes and other supports.
The Red Cross has established an online portal for applicants to submit their applications and securely upload their data and documentation – https://www.redcross.org.au/covidrelief