Attending campus

What you need to know and do when you come to campus or another University site.

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.


A lockdown is currently in place across metropolitan Melbourne, the City of Greater Geelong, the Surf Coast and Mitchell Shire. Lockdown has lifted for the rest of regional Victoria, however higher education and training remains closed. These restrictions override any other advice presented on this site.

Learn more about changes to the University's teaching and learning, research, and services during this period.
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The following guidance is provided for people who attend campus for permitted activities.

A permit is required when leaving the home for authorised work or permitted higher education across metropolitan Melbourne, Greater Geelong, Surf Coast and Mitchell Shire. Staff can access information about the authorised worker permit template and process here (login required). Students undertaking permitted activities will be contacted by subject/placement coordinators, supervisors or student support teams as appropriate.

First visit

Before coming to campus or another University site for the first time you must complete the relevant COVIDSafe Campus training module and health declaration:

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Every time you come

We all have a role to play to keep our campuses and community safe. Stay home if you are unwell, adhere to physical distancing, maintain hand hygiene, cover your cough and sneeze, 'check in' to buildings and spaces , and carry and wear a face mask as required.

We have enhanced infection control and cleaning measures in place to ensure we are creating the safest on-campus environment and continuing to prioritise health and safety.

All students and staff are reminded:

Daily health declaration arrangements may apply in specific University buildings in accordance with the local COVIDSafe plan, as well as in partner organisations such as hospitals and Medical Research Institutes. Anyone accessing these locations must comply with local requirements.

Face masks

Guidelines around face masks are changing regularly. You should carry a face mask at all times and wear one as required under current Victorian Department of Health recommendations.

Face masks must be worn everywhere outside your home.

For those in student accommodation, face masks need to be worn upon leaving your room or shared apartment.

There are a number of lawful reasons for not wearing a mask where it would otherwise be required. The Victorian Government provides a list of exceptions.

In addition to complying with government requirements around wearing a face mask, if you prefer to wear a face mask at any time you can choose to do so. You should respect other people’s decisions to wear or not wear a mask.

Attending campus advice for students

Attending campus information for staff


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Face‑to‑face teaching and learning

Teaching and learning will continue in three delivery modes in 2021: online, campus-based, or dual-delivery (blended for onshore students and purely online for offshore students). This offers COVIDSafe study options for everyone, with a campus-based experience for as many students as possible.

Due to lockdowns and significant restrictions around Victoria our on-campus activities have been disrupted during Semester 2. Find out more about arrangements during these restrictions.

The University’s first priority remains the health, safety and wellbeing of students and staff, and we are confident that our COVIDSafe plans will enable students and staff to safely access campus for teaching and learning activities offered on campus.

For students unable to attend campus for classes, many subjects are available to study online – either in the dual-delivery or online subject types.

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Food and drink vendors

We encourage you to support the local businesses on campus, but remind you to practice physical distancing wherever possible and follow all other health and safety guidance.

A lockdown is currently in place across metropolitan Melbourne, Greater Geelong, Surf Coast and Mitchell Shire. Some food and drink outlets may be offering takeaway services on and around our campuses during this lockdown period.

The Sustainability Team would like to remind people purchasing take-away coffees that disposable cups must be disposed of in the red landfill bins. For more information on correct waste disposal, including take-away food packaging, visit Reduce, Re-use, Recycle

Translated resources

Access information about helping to keep our campus COVIDSafe in several University community languages.