Food relief for international students and temporary visa holders

OzHarvest is continuing to offer food relief to international students and temporary visa holders though weekly pop-up Hamper Hubs across Sydney. 

Each week there will be a limited number of food relief hampers and frozen meals available for pick up at Harbourside Shopping Centre, Darling Harbour, Waterside Shopping Centre, Rhodes, and other locations.

International students and temporary visa holders can access a ticket to one of two weekly Sydney locations by registering here (booking essential using a university email, a limit of one per household applies).  

Darling Harbour Hamper Hub (Weekly)

  • Thursday 2 July 2020, 12pm-4pm
    Level 1, Shop 241 Harbourside Shopping Centre, Darling Harbour

Rhodes Hamper Hub (Weekly)

  • Thursday 2 July 2020, 12pm-4pm
    Waterside Shopping Centre in Rhodes, former Lovisa space, Shop 18

To find other hamper hubs, contact your local university or email

Additional Hamper Hubs are operating to serve vulnerable communities in Waterloo.

Waterloo Hamper Hub 

  • Tuesday 30 June 2020, 12pm-4pm
    Waterloo Neighbourhood Centre Shop 95 Wellington St, Waterloo
    Available for the first 600 clients (no booking required)

The OzHarvest Hamper Hubs provides emergency food relief for vulnerable members of the community, especially the International Student community. This initiative is proudly supported by the City of Sydney, NSW Government, Mirvac and nib Health Funds.

Additional Hamper Hubs (not in conjunction with Mirvac) are operating to serve vulnerable communities in Waterloo and the OzHarvest Market Kensington continues to open on Tuesdays-Friday for the general public.

City of Sydney has also set up a COVID-19 community hotline for information about accommodation, access to food, finance, isolation, personal wellbeing and community support. Call 02 9265 9333 Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm).

Study NSW's Welfare Hub includes a comprehensive list of crisis food listings for emergency food assistance.

"Many international students are telling us that they cannot afford to pay bills or buy food," said RLC's international student solicitor Sean Stimson. 

"It is heartening to see businesses and organisations stepping up to help international students in this time of crisis."

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