Student IT are a team of passionate students that can help you with a range of IT needs. Ask us about using UniMelb applications, managing your digital Uni life, or setting up your devices with software.
Chat with us online for quick support with IT issues or if you have any questions. Open Live Chat
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Join us in a Virtual Drop In session to resolve any complicated technical issues via Zoom.
Virtual drop-in sessions are available for students from 10am to 2pm (AEDT), Monday to Friday. No bookings are required.
Submit a support request
This option is best suited to issues you suspect may take a while to resolve or be ongoing.
Please include as much information as you can, and we will respond within 1-2 business days with advice and/or solutions.
Staff IT support
If you are a staff member, please contact the Service Centre through the ServiceNow portal for support with Uni devices or systems.
Alternatively, call on x40888 or (03) 8344 0888
Frequently Asked Questions
Need help studying away from Uni? View our full guide on getting connected; covering VPN, Canvas, myUniApps, Zoom and Lecture Capture.
Please note that we are not equipped to help with hardware issues.
For all staff IT issues, please call 834 40888 or submit a ticket using the Staff Services Portal.
- Is Student IT providing support during Virtual Campus operation?
I do not have access to IT hardware. Can the University assist me?
The University has established the COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund to assist students with purchasing IT hardware, such as laptops and internet access, to enable students to study remotely. More information can be found here.
Is the University still providing a printing service?
Unfortunately, the University is currently not offering a printing service.
- What software can I access from home?
I have an issue with a University-owned device, how can I get help?
Unfortunately, we are unable to assist with University-owned devices. The quickest way to get help for University-owned devices is to contact the Service Centre by phone on (03) 834 40888. If you are unable to call, please lodge an online support request here.
What is multi-factor authentication (MFA)?
The University has introduced multi-factor authentication (MFA) as an additional layer of security for both staff and students. This means you will be prompted to verify your identity on your smart device when you log on to University applications and systems. More information on MFA can be found here.
- I can't login to my student account. What should I do?
How can I reset my password?
You can reset your password at accounts.unimelb.edu.au. We recommend resetting your student password every 6 months.
Why do I have two email addresses?
Each student at the University has a primary email address and an alias email address. Both email addresses redirect received emails to the same inbox – so don’t worry about missing out on any emails!
It is easy to remember that your primary email address is in the format firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the email you should use when connecting to the eduroam Wi-Fi network and when downloading software using your student account.
Disclosure of Personal Information
The University's student email service has a spam filtering system. Generally it is not possible to take action against spammers unless the spam falls within the provisions of the Spam Act 2003. However, the University does act against University personnel who send spam. Particularly, the use of student mailing lists by students to advertise books for sale or books wanted is spamming and does lead to penalties.
Consequences of Misuse
- Wireless & VPN
- Software for students
- Student Print
- Cybersecurity @ UniMelb
- Studying remotely
- Pick IT Up Online
- Virtual Drop-in Sessions
- Exam Technology Webinars