Indigenous Health and Wellbeing

At La Trobe University, we acknowledge that our campuses are located on the lands of many Traditional Custodians in Victoria. We acknowledge that these lands were stolen, and sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to elders past and present and we recognise their ongoing connection to their lands. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

We do not currently have an Indigenous Counsellor but the position will be filled soon.

VAHS Yarning Safe'N'Strong helpline is available 24/7 on: 1800 959 563 and have culturally suitable counsellors you can yarn safely with.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can also book in to see another of our generalist counsellors, a LGBTIQA+ counsellor or a Men’s Health and Wellbeing Coordinator.

About the Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Program

Social, emotional, health and wellbeing

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health is viewed in a holistic context that encompasses social, emotional, cultural, and spiritual wellbeing.

The Indigenous counselling service is a safe space that provides culturally appropriate and sensitive support for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying at La Trobe University.

Culturally appropriate counselling service

The Indigenous counsellor is fully qualified, culturally informed and adheres to a professional code of ethics.

This service is a free and safe space to have a yarn and talk about any troubles in your life. Students from any campus can access this service by phone, via zoom or face-to-face contact.

Please note: The face-to-face service is only available at the Bundoora campus.

How the Indigenous counsellor can help

  • Safe space for a yarn
  • Relationship issues
  • Healing and wellness
  • Support for your study
  • Social and emotional wellbeing

Contact Us

Organise a yarn with the Indigenous counsellor

Booking an appointment with the Indigenous Counsellor

To book a counselling appointment, please complete our online form.

If you have any questions about this service. Feel free to drop us a line at

After booking an appointment

One of our team will be in touch for a quick chat and to book you in for a session. Alternatively, we might discuss external referral options too.

In the case of emergencies, please call 000. If you are on-campus, also call campus security on: 9479 2222

Out of hours support line

Call: 1300 146 307 or Text: 0488 884 100

(5.00pm–9.00 am weekdays, 24 hours on weekends and public holidays).