LGBTIQ Support

The ANU is committed to equity and diversity, and to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students.

The LGBTIQ Support Page has a list of University and local community services to provide support.

The ANU Queer* Department is currently developing a Pronouns Practices Guide to help students and academics at ANU to better support students by making minor changes to behaviour. This will be attached here once received. 


ANU Counselling promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the ANU community. ANU Counselling is a free, confidential and non-diagnostic service available to all currently enrolled ANU students. No referral or Mental Health Treatment Plan from a General Practitioner is required to attend appointments. Further information about appointments is here.

The ANU Wellbeing and Support Line is a phone service for all current students who are experiencing situational stress, emotional difficulties and mental health concerns. The ANU Wellbeing and Support Line works with ANU Counselling but is operational 24 hours a day. Contact the ANU Wellbeing and Support Line on 1300 050 327 (voice) or 0488 884 170 (text).

Urgent Support

There are a wide range of services available across the university, the ACT, and nationally to support students’ mental and physical wellbeing. You can find a selection of services and resources most relevant to university students here. This page contains both urgent and non-urgent support options.

Students from language backgrounds other than English

If you are from a language background other than English you can build on your speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills by regularly practising your language skills. Further information about opportunities for improving your English while at the ANU are here

If you are a new student to the university coming from a language background other than English you may be able to apply for special assessment arrangements for assessments within your first year. These arrangements are designed to help you transition to studying in English at the Australian National University and approval is course based. Further information about applying is here.


The ANU has maps that indicate different accessibility information. This includes disabled toilets, campus buildings with lifts, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) locations, and the designated parking area map. There is also an online campus map with the option to view disabled parking spots, lit pathways, water stations, and emergency phones. You can read more about accessibility at ANU here.

CASS Associate Dean of Student Experience

The CASS Associate Dean of Student Experience is available to talk to students who are struggling to keep up with their study. They can provide information on support services available to ANU Students, assist with seeking extensions, or talk to you about your progress. To request a meeting please email or book a time here.