Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Last updated 2.55pm, 20 April 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 Government announcement to further relax COVIDSafe Settings, and we are pleased to welcome more students, staff and activity back to campus. Please follow these guidelines when attending campus.
  • Please monitor Victorian Government advice on public exposure sites and follow directions regarding testing and self-isolation.
  • Latest information regarding confirmed cases of COVID‑19 in our community.

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 are welcoming more staff, students and activity back to campus, and look forward to being reunited with our students studying overseas when it is possible to do so.

We are focused on rejuvenating our campuses with a range of activities and events, and have worked hard to make sure our campuses are as safe as possible

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

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

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.