COVID-19 student updates

DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS IF YOU HAVE ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOMS, including a fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, or loss or change in sense of taste or smell – however mild, even if you have a negative rapid antigen test result.

Find out what to do if you have symptoms, or if you or someone you know tests positive for COVID-19.

Testing and notification information

Attending campus

The University continues to prioritise the health, safety and wellbeing of students and staff through a comprehensive public health response, with a focus on making masks and rapid antigen tests (RATs) available free of charge to staff and students, enhanced infection control, and improved ventilation and cleaning measures across all facilities. Find out more about our COVIDSafe measures on campus.

We also offer a range of support services for students with concerns about attending campus.

For more information on what happens if you test positive or need to isolate, visit FAQs for students attending campus.

Change to University vaccination requirements

From 18 July, the University will continue to strongly encourage individuals to remain up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations but will no longer require evidence of vaccination in order to access campus. We are in the process of updating our websites and campus signage to reflect this change.

Importantly, the University’s position on the importance of vaccination has not changed: we strongly encourage you to stay up to date with your vaccinations, including getting your additional booster (or fourth dose) when eligible, and we will continue to provide advice, information and resources to support our community to stay informed on this.

Advice for household close contacts

If you are a household close contact, you are encouraged to study or work from home, if you can, for seven days. Further guidance is available on our testing and notification page.

Free P2 masks and rapid antigen tests

You can access free P2 masks (registration required) and COVID-19 rapid antigen tests on campus. Supplies are provided in two-week bundles and may be collected from distribution points on campus.

Note: Face masks are strongly recommended indoors and whenever you can't physically distance.
In addition, through to the end of winter, students and staff are expected to wear masks when in classroom settings, except where removing a mask is necessary for clear communication or when a particular activity requires the removal of a mask. All existing exemptions continue to apply.

Support services

We are here to support you, wherever you are. Many of our services are available on campus or online, including Counselling and Psychological Services, Student Equity and Disability Support, Academic Skills, Financial Aid, Libraries, Stop 1, and more. Make the most of the support available to you:

Visit the Student Services Directory

Health and wellbeing

There are a range of student support services available to help you stay well and thrive in your studies, including:

International students outside Australia

The Australian Government has announced that people can travel to Australia without being required to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status. We are excited to welcome all students to our campuses and hope you will join us soon. For more information visit international student arrivals.

We continue to strongly support all students who are unable to travel to Melbourne. Make the most of our online services to support your academic success, mental health and wellbeing, employability skills, and discover opportunities to connect with other students:

Visit support services for remote study

Teaching and learning

  • Second Half Year 2022 (including Semester 2): subjects will be in one of three delivery modes: Dual-Delivery, Online or On Campus.
  • From 2023: most subjects will be taught on campus only with flexible options limited to a select number of postgraduate programs and individual subjects.

Learn more

Further support

The University has a range of support services available to you. If you require further assistance, you can also submit an enquiry to Stop 1 for advice, or get in touch with UMSU or the GSA.