Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Last updated 3.40pm, 26 February 2021

Do not come to campus if you have 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.

Follow this guide about getting tested for COVID-19 and what to do if you or someone you know tests positive, including notifying the University.

Recent updates

  • The University welcomes the Victorian Premier's announcement of a return to COVIDSafe settings. Please follow our guidelines before attending campus.
  • Please monitor Victorian Government advice on public exposure sites and follow directions regarding testing and self-isolation.
  • If you travelled interstate during your summer break you may need to quarantine or be unable to return to Victoria, impacting study and work arrangements. Students can request confirmation of enrolment via Stop 1 to assist with re-entry to Victoria. Read the latest Victorian Government advice for travel and transport. Follow all local directions regarding travel, health advice and any restrictions applicable to the area you are visiting.
  • You must have approval to be on campus.
  • Current information regarding confirmed cases of COVID‑19.

Find out what this means for you below.

How we are supporting our University community

The University of Melbourne continues to work closely with the Australian and Victorian governments and our own health experts. Our priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our University community and we are doing everything we can to reduce infection rates in the community.

We have enhanced our health and wellbeing services, including telehealth, COVID‑19 hotline and testing at the University of Melbourne Health Service, our Safer Community Program, Counselling and Psychological Services and an outreach program for students.

Student services, including library services, are being delivered virtually to ensure access for all. Our virtual campus brings together vital information for everyone in our community.

We continue priority campus-based research, and have reinstated some on-campus teaching and learning and library services, in line with government and health advice and our roadmap to a COVIDSafe return to campus.

We offer a range of support services for students experiencing challenges because of COVID‑19.

We changed census, withdrawal and fee due dates, updated special consideration requirements and revised Weighted Average Mark (WAM) calculation methods for 2020.

Graduate researchers enrolled on or before 1 March 2020 are eligible for up to 6 months extra to complete their projects. PhD candidates nearing the end of their candidature, whose projects are affected by the pandemic, may apply for a stipend extension.

We introduced a range of COVID‑19 related workplace entitlements to support our staff.

Delivery of physical goods and services has been impacted and we are keeping suppliers updated.