International Students for Welcome, Support and Justice

With the support of the Sydney Community Forum (SCF) and United Workers Union (UWU), international students created a space to organise our own community in April 2020 called the Oz International Student Hub.

Since August 2020, we have created an internship program for international students, through which we have trained more than 50 student community organisers from diverse backgrounds and equipped them with the skills they need to join Sydney’s civil society.

Together with 180 organisations including SCF, UWU, Multicultural Youth Affairs Network (MYAN), Tenants Union, Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees' Association (SDA) and Unions NSW, we have campaigned for emergency relief packages from NSW and federal governments worth $34 million - including $21 million for accommodation support in NSW for international students facing eviction and homelessness. 

A testimonial from a student who has benefited from this campaign!