Access & Inclusion

Who are we?

Access and Inclusion (A&I) supports students within the Australian National University community whose participation in academic studies is impacted by physical and learning disabilities, mental health conditions, chronic medical conditions and short term illnesses/conditions. We also support carers, international under 18 students and elite athletes.

Our team of DisAbility and Equity Advisors provide advice, evidence-based supports and adjustments to minimise the impact on an ANU student's studies. Access and Inclusion helps students to participate fully in their program of study, be academically successful and achieve their personal best through the development of an Education Access Plan.

Advisors raise awareness and understanding of disability issues amongst the broader ANU community through training and advice given on:

  • general disability awareness
  • disability standards
  • disability disclosure
  • inclusive education practices
  • physical access issues
  • education access plans; and
  • special exam arrangements.

Our work is supported and guided by ANU policies and procedures, as well as national legislation and standards.

Register with Access & Inclusion?

For register support to ensure your provisions are put in place, please visit the How to Apply page.

Frequently Asked Questions

- Am I eligible for support from A&I?

Current students of ANU, including international students, who have a disability, medical or mental health condition or who are recognised primary carers of a person with a disability may be eligible to register to access reasonable adjustments. For more information, please visit this link.

- When to renew my EAP?

You must be enrolled in your current semester courses before you can request EAP and EAP renewal. For more information on your renewal EAP, please click here.

- What can I do to ensure that A&I processing times are efficient as possible?
  • Ensure that you have completed each section of your registration form, (especially the release of information section as unless this has been ticked and signed the registration cannot be completed).
  • Try to register as early as possible each semester.
  • Contact A&I a minimum of two weeks ahead of the examination period for Special Exam Arrangements to be put in place ahead of examinations.
  • If you are experiencing difficulty during the semester we encourage you to contact via email or schedule an advisory as possible so we intervene early with advice and support options.
- Late withdrawal

Late Withdrawals may be granted to students who encounter unavoidable and unexpected extenuating circumstances that impede their successful completion of a course where the circumstances occur or are exacerbated after the census date. For more information, please visit this link.

- Key student contacts

Whether it is getting your head around assessments or seeking emotional support when you're having a tough time, help is always available at the ANU when you need it. For more information, please visit this link.

Our teams & contacts


Contact details
Access & Inclusion  
Phone +61 2 6125 5036
Access & Inclusion 
Phone  +61 2 6125 5036