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Health and wellbeing

Deakin Medical Centres

Need to know

There are Deakin Medical Centres located on each campus. Check your campus for locations, opening hours and to make an appointment. Each centre is staffed by qualified doctors and nurses and provides free, confidential and non-judgemental service.

Need to do

Contact your campus centre if you need to make an appointment or book online (Melbourne Burwood Campus only) .

Bring your student ID card and Medicare or OSHC card to your appointment.

Email askanurse@deakin.edu.au for free, confidential and non-judgemental health information.


Need to know

Counselling and Personal Development can help you in a number of ways while you are studying at Deakin.

With a range of services available, they can help you make to stay healthy and safe physically, mentally and spiritually. 

For more information about what they do and how they can help you, check out their useful list of FAQs.

Need to do

Make it a habit to check out the News and Tips section regularly.

Sign up for a group workshop.

Check out the wide range of topics to explore.

Follow the Counselling services twitter for updates on workshops and seminars

Multi-faith Chaplain

Deakin's Multi-faith Chaplains are available on all campuses. You can contact them to explore the idea of religion or just to talk. Chaplains can also assist you in joining a group or finding a place where you can worship.


Need to know

Deakin YMCA has health clubs on the Burwood and Waurn Ponds campuses.

Deakin YMCA offers a wide range of fitness programs to keep you fit and involved, plus a number of sports competitions in netball, soccer, basketball, badminton and more. Enter your own team or join an existing one.

Dietary advice and much more is available to all members.

Need to do

Like the Waurn Ponds YMCA or Burwood YMCA Facebook pages.

Check out the 'Participate' section for Burwood and Waurn Ponds to see how you can get involved.

Watch the 'News' section at Burwood and Waurn Ponds for a great range of healthy tips and recipes.

Disability Resource Centre

Need to know

Deakin is committed to creating a university community that is safe, inclusive and accessible for all. The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) can assist you if you have a permanent disability, a temporary one (such as a broken arm), or a learning difficulty (such as dyslexia). The DRC also provides information and services to help you succeed in your studies. These can be developed to suit your needs, for example:

Read more about disability services or visit the DRC on your campus. You may not need the DRC now, but we may be useful to you or a friend in the future.

Need to do

Check if you qualify for the range of scholarships designed to improve access to higher education.

Familiarise yourself with how Deakin handles student complaints.

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