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About our Food Hub

The FOOD HUB provides UTAS students with access to free fruit, vegetables, bread and pantry items. It’s your place to access nutritious ingredients to fuel your studies and reach your full potential during your time at uni!

*Please note that the produce available at the Food Hub may vary as it’s dependent on availability.

Where is it located?

FOOD HUB is located in The Ref, across Sandy Bay Campus – see map here. For more updates, follow our Facebook page.   

The Ref is currently open every Tuesday and Thursday, 9am to 4pm while our Food Hub is open every Tuesday and Thursday, 11am to 2pm. We are open during UTAS holidays, however closed on public holidays.

Register to access our FOOD HUB:

Pre-registrations for each week opens at 6pm every Sunday on QPay. 


  • Register ahead of time 
  • Please bring your containers and bags to collect your free food 
  • Stay at home if you have flu or flu-like symptoms 

Keen to volunteer for FOOD HUB?

Do you live further away from uni or not based in Hobart? Check out some alternatives from our Food Support page

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How much will it cost me to access food from the Food Hub?

All items and pantry won’t cost you anything, though registration for collection is essential. In 2023, TUSA is partnering with Tasmanian food rescue organisation Loaves & Fishes & Gateway Life for bread supply. This partnership allows TUSA to be a food redistributor and helps make food available free of charge. 

How do I access food outside of those hours?

Free bread will be displayed outside of the Food Hub after 2 pm on Thursdays or you can collect them at TUSA Hub in Lazenby’s every Wednesday.

The Ref will be open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm. If you are in significant need, please reach out to our Student Advocacy Team and they will work with you to find food supports.

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