The SMSC is a Victorian Government initiative which responds to the needs of the international students living and studying in Victoria. The main objective of the Centre is to ensure that international students have a positive, rewarding and enriching experience during their studies.
The SMSC is a point of contact and referral where you can access a range of information about health matters, general wellbeing, legal services, accommodation, financial management and safety.
The Centre offers professional support and referrals to local services and community resources, crisis intervention, case work assessment and support in emergency situations. We can assist international students through personal difficulties by providing emotional and practical support that is sensitive to their particular circumstances.
Our support staff can be contacted via our 24-hour free phone line or by visiting the office during business hours, Monday to Friday. Our services are free and confidential and interpreters are available on request.
The SMSC also offers a welcoming space where international students can access computers, the internet and printing service. In addition, international student groups are welcome to hold meetings and events at the centre.
Conveniently located near Southern Cross station, the Centre is easy to access, so please feel free to come along if you require advice or support.