Health and welfare

Counselling Centre

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, while services to staff are provided by the Adviser to Staff or by external advisers. The Centre also provides group programs for common issues, public seminars, and a paired walking program called ‘Get Up and Go’.

See more information regarding the counselling centre.

Check out The Desk, a free online program providing Australian tertiary students with strategies and skills for success and wellbeing.

Health services

The Australian National University Health Service is a fully accredited primary health care facility that provides comprehensive health services to current students and staff of the University

See more information regarding the ANU health services.

Overseas Student Health Cover - OSHC

It is a condition of an Australian student visa that the student holds valid overseas student health cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of their study in Australia. OSHC is a private health care arrangement which helps cover the costs of medical treatments should you get sick or have an accident.

The University’s preferred OSHC provider is Allianz Global Assistance who have representatives at ANU Student Central, 121 Marcus Clarke Street: 10am-4pm (excluding 12.30-1pm) on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Or you can email However, this preference does not restrict you from obtaining OSHC from a provider of your choice. A list of approved providers can be found on the Department of Health website.

See more information regarding OSHC duration and cost.

Access and inclusion

Access and Inclusion is an educative hub on practices inclusive of disability within the Australian National University community. Access and Inclusion aims to:

  • Raise awareness and understanding of disability issues with all students and staff.
  • Enable students with disability to participate fully in University life.

See more information on Access and Inclusion services.

Updated:  24 March 2017/Responsible Officer:  Crawford Engagement/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team