Support Services

Support Services

PARSA are well placed to offer a range of support services to suit the needs of the ANU postgraduate student community.

These include:

Legal service: Includes Tenancy, Employment and other areas of law. A referral to a migrant law service is available.

Student Assistance: Advocacy, Accommodation, Financial, Family Supports, Support and Referral and Higher Degree by Research.

Access to the Brian Kenyon Student Space: BKSS is a study/meeting space located in the Di Riddell Student Centre alongside the new offices of PARSA/ANUSA.

ANU Support Services: Academic Skills and Learning Centre, ANU Counselling and Access and Inclusion (offering supports for students in distress with a disability or a temporary medical condition). ANU Support Services also offers financial supports: ANU Accommodation Bursary, Emergency Aid and Scholarships. For a full list please visit:

Please see the links on this page for further details

External Support Services 

ACT Access Mental Health                                                 1800 629 354 or 6205 1065
(24-hour mental health emergency access & support)            

ANU Crisis Support Line                                                   1300 050 327
SMS text message service                                                  0488 884 170
(5pm-9am weekdays, 24/7 weekends and public holidays)

Lifeline                                                                                 13 11 14
24-hour telephone counselling - Cost of local call (fixed lines).        

Kids Helpline                                                                       1800 551 800
24-hour crisis line for people aged 5-25 years

Suicide Call Back Service                                                  1300 659 467
24-hour crisis counselling and call back         

Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS)                         6280 0900
24-hour domestic violence crisis assistance

1800 RESPECT                                                                    1800 737 732
24-hour national sexual assault & domestic violence crisis counselling line

Mensline                                                                               1300 78 99 78
24-hour telephone counselling & support for men

HealthDirect                                                                         1800 022 222 or 6207 7777
24-hour medical & health advice line staffed by registered nurses

Poisons Information Line                                                    131 126
24-hour advice by medical professionals on acute or chronic poisoning

Beyond Blue: 24/7 Helpline                                                 1300 224 636
Provides information and support for people experiencing depression, suicide, anxiety disorders and other related mental disorder.


Contact PARSA

PARSA Office
Level 2, Di Riddell Student Centre
Kambri Precinct
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601

Office Hours:

9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays)
Call Us: +61 (02) 6125 4187
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