Groceries and basic essentials

UQ Hardship Hampers

Important Update

As restrictions continue to ease across the state, and the demand for hardship hampers decreases, the project will soon be coming to an end. The last week of the hardship hamper distribution will be the week commencing Monday 29 June 2020, with the last collection being Friday 3 July 2020.

UQ Hardship Hampers are available for students who are in financial hardship during this unprecedented time. As we want to reach as much of the UQ community as possible, all hamper registrations are strictly limited to one per student, per week.

UQ Hardship Hampers are available for collection from the UQ Centre on Fridays between 11am-1pm.

If you are unable to physically travel to campus, there are delivery options available. Our orders are delivered by volunteers, so all times are estimates only.

  • Thursday 12-4pm
  • Friday 12-4pm

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Additional support:

UQ have been very proud to support so many international students in need over the past three months.

If you still need support in other ways please see some information and links below:

Meals and Mates Program

Our 4-week food support program, Meals and Mates, is drawing to a close with a final special 2-week program running from 29 June - 10 July. Applications for this final program have now closed.

With the closure of this program, support continues to be available for UQ students experiencing hardship. UQ has a financial hardship webpage with some helpful links with support for paying for groceries or your bills, and resources to connect and support your mental health.

If you are in financial hardship, you can apply for a UQ hardship grant for short-term support.


Other assistance

If you’re unable to obtain groceries through these channels, call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) and they will ensure that groceries get to you. 


Are you feeling isolated and need assistance?

There is help available for those who need it - please contact Student Services to talk about care packages and other support we have available.