Your Welfare Department is here to look out for you both on and off campus. We run a range of services including a daily free breakfast, weekly BBQ, a free food bank, as well as wellness events and activities.

We can support you throughout your time at Swinburne by directing you to nearby mental and physical health services around campus.

SSU Welfare also runs the Queer Collective, the Women’s Collective, the Environmental Community as well as Health and Disability, Indigenous, Ehtnocultural, and Residence Representation.

To volunteer with SSU Welfare or to ask for help, contact Alex McGilvray at


Meet your Welfare Reps

Welfare Officer
Alex McGilvray
(03) 9214 5452
Residence Representative
Steven Blacker
(03) 9214 4778
People of Colour Representative
Tarek Maghraby
(03) 9214 4778
Queer Representative
Joshua Briers
(03) 9214 4613
Women’s Representative
Brenna Dempsey
(03) 9214 5440
Environment & Sustainability Officer
Joaquina Miller Cooper
(03) 9214 4778
Health & Disability Representative
Amy Gilderdale
(03) 9214 4778
Indigenous Representative
Neane Carter
(03) 9214 4778