What’s open at La Trobe during the holiday shut down?

Congratulations on all of your achievements during 2021. We know that this year brought with it lots of surprises and challenges, and you should be proud of everything you have accomplished this year.

The University will be closing on Thursday 23 December for the holidays, reopening on Tuesday 4 January. Some support is still available over the break.

If you need assistance from Thursday, services are available via the below methods.

ASK La Trobe

Visit the ASK La Trobe web page to stay up to date via the ASK La Trobe alerts, access FAQs 24/7, or Ask a Question online.

Our friendly staff at ASK La Trobe will be available to help you between 11am and 3pm on the following days:

  • December 23
  • December 24
  • December 29
  • December 30
  • December 31

You can connect via LiveChat or Virtual Drop-In on these days. Please note face-to-face and phone services will not be available.


The Careers Service will be closed from December 17 – January 17th.

You can access careers support and resources during this time via:

Health and Wellbeing

The La Trobe University Crisis Line will be available. Call 1300 146 307, or text 0488 884 100. You can also visit the Health and Wellbeing resource hub for online resources.

International Student Services

If you require emergency support, the 24-hour student support hotline is available. Call 1800 758 360 (if you’re outside Australia, call +61 2 8905 0307). If your enquiry is not urgent, Ask a Question online.


You can still visit the Library over the summer and access our friendly online and face-to-face services at times during this period. Find out more, including how to return books, in the Library Summer Hours article.

The Learning Hub

Access assignment feedback and online study support through Studiosity – via any subject LMS page.

Student IT Support

Resources are available on the Student IT Support website and FAQsAsk a Question online and you’ll receive a response after we reopen. 

Our Library and other student support services will be available when services re-open in the new year.

We wish you a safe, happy holiday and look forward to seeing you next year.