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LEXSA Muslim Students' Society wins Aussie day award!

Updated: Feb 3, 2020

Congratulations to our LEXSA Club - Muslim Students' Society for their 2020 Australia Day award!

LEXSA would like to say a giant "Well Done" to one our affiliated student-based clubs, the Muslim Students' (MuSt) Society SCU for their Australia Day award for Services in the Community (Group). It is amazing to see one of our hard-working clubs get such wonderful recognition for their amazing hard work within the community in 2019 as it was a year fraught with catastrophe.

Members of the Muslim Students' Society with members of our Lismore City Council win community award at Australia Day ceremony

“MuSt Society, welcomes all people from different faiths, groups, ethnic and racial backgrounds who are interested in knowing about Islam by organizing religious, educational and philanthropic events throughout the year."

MuSt Society helped out in fire & flood with food and shelter in 2019 and win Australia Day award for it.

Over the past couple of years, members of the Society have been very active during times of disaster, including the 2017 floods and more recently the 2019 bushfires. They have volunteered their time to provide practical help by way of meals, accommodation and transport, together with emotional and mental help in reaching out to those suffering from trauma and mental health.

They are hosting a toy and book library in the Plaza Common Room. Parents can bring in their children to read or play with the toys, while their parents can study. This is especially the case in the school holidays, which usually clash with classes. Six members of the Society have been trained in basic life support skills, like CPR, using a defibrillator, the recovery position, tackling environmental hazards, accidents and treating chocking to aid in emergencies, both on the campus and in the community. Society members are always aware and vocal in the issues of environmental protection. They bought foldable metal forks to distribute among students and staff so they can keep them in their wallet or pocket, to discourage the use of plastic cutlery. The members also work with the SCU community garden. There they grow vegetables and other organic crops which are supplied among the students free.

Whether it is bushfire or flood when the community is in crisis the Muslim Students at the Southern Cross University has reached out to help. During the bushfires, they contacted every possible student, both local and international, who live near bush fire-affected areas, and those who had been evacuated with offers of food, shelter, transportation and space to store any belongings they could save. They Society has served SCU students by offering advice to new students, both local and international, on accommodation, extracurricular activities, health services, transport, family education needs and much more. Last year the Society was nominated at the inaugural Southern Cross University Student Awards 2019.

MuSt Society, SCU welcomes all from different faiths, groups, ethnic and racial backgrounds who are interested in knowing about Islam by organizing religious, educational and philanthropic events throughout the year. It also assist any student like to find proper food, place of prayer and to get adjusted with the new environment, to avail the support services available on campus, general information about living in the surrounding area to campus, suggestions about academic writing, attending conferences, travelling, visa as well as to come forward to help in any personal or social needs within its range.

Thank you to MuSt SCU for all your hard work in 2019, we can't wait to see what you achieve in 2020!

For more information on the 2020 Lismore City Council Australia Day awards go to

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