Guardianship and Welfare Services
If you’re under 18 we’ll help find you a guardian.
If you‘re under 18 when you start your studies, the Australian government requires you to nominate a legal guardian before your visa can be approved.
Guardians you can trust
IDP counsellors have access to a national network of experienced, caring guardians.
If you don’t have a family member in your city, we can put you in touch with a professional and experienced support person who can be your official guardian.
All guardians have been through rigorous police checks complying with Australian law.
Your guardian’s role is to support you on your student journey.
They’ll be in regular contact with you, your parents and your education provider.
Your guardian will be helpful in many other ways such as settling you in and providing study advice to you. They’ll even be able to connect you with new people to discover social and extra-curricular activities.