Advocacy And Welfare Accommodation

What is Advocacy & Welfare?

By now you’ve probably figured out the important parts of university; where to buy the best coffee, where to get cheap food, where your lectures are, how to log into Moodle and the phone number for the Library. But have you figured out where to go, or who to talk to, if you’re really stuck? No?

I’ll give you the answer… Advocacy & Welfare!


What Does Advocacy & Welfare Even Mean?

Now you know the name, but what is Advocacy & Welfare? Advocacy seeks to make sure all students have their voice heard and their rights defended. Advocates are on the students’ side. Welfare is the health and happiness of students.

So, in general, Advocacy & Welfare are here to help you with any and all aspects of your university life.

Who Are Advocacy & Welfare?

Advocacy & Welfare has a team of Independent Student Advocates and an Advocacy Assistant to help you. We all understand the pressures of university, most of us have even studied at UNE! We also understand how confusing all the formal emails and policies can sometimes be! Don’t worry – we will help you with deciphering it all. Best of all, our team is not only independent of UNE but also free and confidential!

If you want to learn more about our team head here!


What Can Advocacy and Welfare Help With?

  • Appeals
  • Academic Misconduct
  • Behavioural Misconduct
  • Remission of Fees
  • Show Cause
  • Special Consideration, Special Exam and Special Extension of Time applications
  • Accommodation
  • Centrelink
  • Employment
  • Tax
  • International Student Identity Cards (ISIC) (which are for all full-time students, domestic or international!), International Teacher Identity Cards (ITIC) and International Youth Travel Card (IYTC)
  • … the list goes on!


Maybe you’ve been bounced between departments and you’re really not sure who to talk to. We always try our very best to help every student or to point them in the right direction.

We’re here for all students whether you are domestic, international, on campus or online! We’d love to have a chat to you, so either pop into our office which is across the Top Courtyard from Café Life, call us on 6773 3116 or send us an email at