Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Last updated 4:40pm, 22 October 2020

Do not come to campus if you have a fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, or loss of 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 Victorian Premier has announced some changes to restrictions. The University remains committed to operating in compliance with government and health requirements and is working through the updated advice currently and what it means for our students, researchers, staff and the University’s operations. Further updates will be provided over the coming days, and we thank you for your patience and understanding.
  • The University is facilitating a return to campus for final‑year students and late‑stage graduate researchers who require access to in-person teaching, assessment and/or work placements to complete their qualifications by the end of January 2021. Find out more.
  • Visit the Department of Health and Human Services website for information on current restrictions.
  • The University’s return to campus roadmap continues to be updated to align to the different steps outlined by the government.
  • 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 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 a new outreach program for students.

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

We continue some priority campus-based research in compliance with government and health advice.

We offer a range of support packages for students experiencing unexpected financial 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.

Graduate researchers nearing the end of their candidature and those with projects affected by the pandemic will have their candidature and stipend automatically extended.

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.