Support within the ANU

The ANU Students’ Association (ANUSA) is the peak representative body for all undergraduate students, advocating and furthering the interests of its members to the University. While best known for coordinating large-scale social events such as O-Week, ANUSA plays a substantial role in providing free and confidential services to all undergraduate students through our Student Assistance Unit. This includes a free legal servicefinancial aidstudent mealshelp with tax and Centrelink plus much more. Additionally, ANUSA manages the Brian Kenyon Student Space (BKSS) to add further value to the undergraduate student experience. From this space the second hand bookshop is run and the free breakfast program runs from 8-10am every day of term.

The ANUSA Vice President is available to assist students with academic appeals. If you ever have any concern related to your academics, get in touch with the ANUSA Vice President, Tess Masters, at

The ANUSA College of Law Representatives are your first port of call with inquiries about Law School. Angela Chen and Campbell Clapp are the 2018 ANUSA COL Representatives. If you have concerns about your law school experience, want to see changes made, or are unsure whom to ask about something, shoot them an email at

The ANU Postgraduate and Research Students’ Association (PARSA) is the student representative body for postgraduates at the ANU. PARSA provides a range of services aimed at providing support for the specific needs of postgraduate students in relation to both their studies and daily life. The primary focus of PARSA is the interests and welfare of all research and coursework postgraduate students at ANU. If you are studying law as a JD student, PARSA is your representative body. If you have any concerns or questions, you can contact the PARSA College of Law Representatives, Bede Thompson and Aley Marguerite, at

Access and Inclusion

(A&I) exists to assist students who have a disability, medical condition, who are recognised primary carers of a person with a disability, or those experiencing crisis to developing an Education Action Plan (EAP) to participate fully in their studies. EAPs can create adjustments that minimise the impact of disability in education. A&I aims to:

  • Raise awareness and understanding of disability issues with students and staff.
  • Enable students with disability to participate fully in University life.
  • Be at the forefront of disability services provision in higher education.

Open from 9am-5pm, located on the ground floor of the Copland building.
Phone: (02) 6125 5036

ANU Health

ANU Health is the medical facility on campus for all your general medical needs (bulk-billed, i.e. free). You can make appointments online, and you are advised to book in advance. If you desperately need to see a nurse or doctor, you can arrive before the clinic opens at 9am, and they will make a list to try to slot you in to see someone, but please note that these slots are in high demand. Students should bring their Medicare Card, and Student ID, or an international health insurance card if relevant. ANU Health can assist you with general health check ups, sexual health, mental health and many other concerns and ailments. They are an excellent first port of call.

Location: North Road (between Uni Avenue and Coffee Grounds)
Open: 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday, 9am-4pm on Friday
Phone: 02 6125 3598

ANU Counselling

The ANU offers a free and confidential counselling service to all current ANU students and staff. Counselling services to students are provided by Counsellors in the Counselling Centre. It can be very difficult to book an appointment with ANU Counselling, as they are in high demand. Students are advised to book early. If you live in a residential college and need help securing an appointment you can talk to your Sub-Dean or Head of Hall for assistance. If you are ever in urgent need of assistance, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Location: above ANU Health
Open: 9am-4.45pm weekdays
Phone: 02 6125 2442

ANU Security

If you ever feel unsafe on campus, you can call ANU Security on 02 6125 2249. ANU Security is available to provide escorts (on foot or via vehicle) after hours anywhere on campus. If you’re coming home alone late at night, call ANU Security to escort you. If you see anything suspicious, or if anyone is being threatening, call ANU Security.

If you experience an emergency of a life threatening nature, dial 000.