Resources : Useful Links for Indian Students

Student Welfare Officers in the Indian High Commission & Consulates in Australia

Department : High Commission of India
Address :3-5, Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
Phone :02-6225 4924
Fax :02-6273 1308
Email :cons.canberra@mea.gov.in
Website :www.hcindia-au.orgExternal website that opens in a new window
Contact person for Students welfare : Mr. Sonal Bajaj
Designation : Counsellor

Department : Consulate General of India, Sydney
Address : Level 3, 109 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone : 02-9223 2791
Fax : 02-9231 2299
Email :cons.sydney@mea.gov.in
Website : cgisydney.org/External website that opens in a new window
Contact person for Students welfare : Shri S.K. Verma
Designation : Consul
Mobile : 0413770598

Department : Consulate General of India, Melbourne
Address : 344, St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC – 3000
Phone : 03 9682 5219
Fax : 03-96968251
Email :hoc.melbourne@mea.gov.in
Website :www.cgimelb.orgExternal website that opens in a new window
Contact person for Students welfare :Mr. Rakesh Malhotra
Designation :Consul & Head of Chancery

Department : Consulate General of India, Perth
Address :6th floor, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA – 6000
Phone : 08-92214205
Fax : 08-92217039
Email :cons.perth@mea.gov.in
Contact person for Students welfare :Shri Devendra Kumar
Designation : Consul (Consular) Consul/HOC
Mobile : 0452518412

Department : Honorary Consulate of India, Brisbane
Address : 175, A Swann Road, Taringa,
Brisbane, Queensland 4068
Phone : 00-61-7-38713362
Fax : 00-61-7-33715198
Email :indcon@optusnet.com.au
Website :www.hcindia-au.orgExternal website that opens in a new window
Contact person for Students welfare : Mrs. Archana Singh
Designation : Honorary Consul

Study in Australia : The official website of the Government of Australia for international students can be accessed atwww.studyinaustralia.gov.auExternal website that opens in a new window. This website also offers a general guide to studying and living in Australia at www.studyinaustralia.gov.auExternal website that opens in a new window

Australian High Commission / Consulates General in India :The Australian High Commission website:www.india.embassy.gov.auExternal website that opens in a new window has useful information for students coming to Australia, including the information about the education agents who are members of Association of Australian Educational Representatives in India (AAERI) available atwww.india.embassy.gov.auExternal website that opens in a new window

Department : High Commission of Australia
Address : 1/50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi-110 021
Phone : +91-11-41399900
Fax : +91-11-26873172
Email :austhighcom.newdelhi@dfat.gov.au
Website :www.india.embassy.gov.auExternal website that opens in a new window andwww.dfat.gov.auExternal website that opens in a new window

Department : Consulate General of Australia
Address : Level 10, A Wing Crescenzo Building,
Opp MCA Cricket Club, G Block, Plot C 38-39,
Bandra Kurla Complex,
Mumbai 400 051
Phone : +91-22-6757-4900
Fax : +91-22-6757-4955

Department : Consulate General of Australia
Address : 9th Floor, Express Chambers Express Avenue Estate, Whites Road, Royapettah,
Chennai 600 014
Phone : +91-44-45921300
Fax : +91-44-28604988

  • For applying for a student visa and conditions for grant of student visa, as well as the latest changes in the Student visa program please visit www.immi.gov.auExternal website that opens in a new window.
  • For information regarding the latest changes in the General Skilled Migration programme, leading to Permanent Residency in Australia, please visit www.immi.gov.auExternal website that opens in a new window.
  • For details about the list of goods that need to be declared and which ones are prohibited from entry into Australia, visithttp://dfat.gov.au/pages/default.aspxExternal website that opens in a new window
  • Individual states in Australia also have their official websites for international students, which provide more details about local conditions.
  • For complaints against Private Education Providers on issues like fees and refunds, course progress or attendance, the cancellation of enrolments or accommodation or work arranged by providers as also complaint about education agents working for the education providers, please contact Overseas Students Ombudsman: www.oso.gov.auExternal website that opens in a new window.

    Post : GPO Box 442, Canberra ACT 2601
    E-mail :overseas.students@ombudsman.gov.au
    Tel : 1300 362072
    Fax : 02-62760123

  • The Overseas Students Ombudsman has jurisdiction in all states and territories except South Australia where different arrangements apply. The South Australian Training Advocate (www.trainingadvocate.sa.gov.auExternal website that opens in a new window) deals with complaints from overseas students about private education providers.
  • For complaints against public institutions please contact the respective State/Territory Ombudsman :www.oso.gov.auExternal website that opens in a new window

Australian Capital Territory Ombudsman
Address : Level 5, Childers Square, 14 Childers Street
Canberra City ACT – 2601
Phone : 1300 362 0723
Website :www.ombudsman.act.gov.auExternal website that opens in a new window

New South Wales Ombudsman
Address : Level 24
580 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone : 02-9286-1000
Website :www.ombo.nsw.gov.auExternal website that opens in a new window

Northern Territory Ombudsman
Address : Level 12, NT House
22 Mitchell Street, Darwin NT 0800
Phone : 08-8999-818

Ground Floor, Centrepoint Building
Hartley Street (opposite the Diplomat Hotel),
Alice Springs NT 0870
Website :www.ombudsman.nt.gov.auExternal website that opens in a new window

Queensland Ombudsman
Address : Level 17
53 Albert Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
Phone : 07-3005-7000
Website :www.ombudsman.qld.gov.auExternal website that opens in a new window

South Australian Ombudsman
Address :Level 5
50 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000
PO Box 3651
Rundle Mall SA 5000
Phone : 08-8226-8699
Website :www.ombudsman.sa.gov.auExternal website that opens in a new window

Tasmania Ombudsman
Address : 99 Bathurst Street, Hobart 7000
GPO Box 960 Hobart TAS 7000
Phone : 03-6233-6217
Website :www.ombudsman.tas.gov.auExternal website that opens in a new window

Victorian Ombudsman
Address :Level 9, North Tower
459 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone : 03-9613-6222
Website :www.ombudsman.vic.gov.auExternal website that opens in a new window

Western Australia Ombudsman
Address : Level 12, St Martin's Tower 44 St George's Terrace, Perth WA 6001
Phone : 09-325-5000
Website :www.ombudsman.wa.gov.auExternal website that opens in a new window

Student Help Websites and Centres :

  • A general website for international students can be seen at www.australia.internationalstudent.comExternal website that opens in a new window
  • In Melbourne, various agencies which provide various services to Indian students on a voluntary basis include :
  • International Student Care Service, contact number 1800 056 449, click hereInternational Student Care Service(253 KB).
  • FIAV (Federation of Indian Associations of Victoria), hotline number 1800-FIAV-00 (1800-3428-00), websitewww.fiav.asn.auExternal website that opens in a new window
    • Minor criminal matters (including victims of crime)
    • Housing and tenancy issues
    • Student rights
    • Police matters (including complaints)
    • Employment
    • Discrimination/racism

The Clinic operates on Wednesdays 6.00pm-8.00pm at the Western Suburbs Legal Service, at 30 Hall Street Newport, Victoria and is located near Newport station on the Werribee line. Â No appointment is required. Phone (03) 9391 2244 for more information.

  • In Sydney, various agencies which provide various services to Indian students on a voluntary basis include :
    • Federation of Indian Students in Australia Suite 72 Seabridge House, 377 Kent Street Sydney NSW 2000
      Phone : 1300 FISA4U / Sydney: +61 2 8006 1173
      Fax : +61 2 80881366 e-mail: sydney@fisa.org.au
    • All International Students Association Inc. (AISA)

    PO Box 9363, Harris Park, NSW 2150
    Name : Mr. Navjot Singh, Designation : President
    Mobile : 0412718714
    E-mail :navjot50@hotmail.com

Open Fridays for Students

The doors of the High Commission, the Consulates and the Honorary Consuls are always open to visitors, especially to the Indian community. In order that all Indian students know that there is an open door for them to come and discuss their problems, the High Commission, the Consulates and the Honorary Consuls have designated every Friday, from 11 am till 5 pm, an Open Day for students, when any Indian student can walk in, without prior appointment, to meet the High Commissioner, Consuls General, the designated Student Welfare Officers and Honorary Consuls and discuss their problems and grievances.

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