Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Last updated 9.20am, 11 June 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.



Metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria currently have additional restrictions in place. These restrictions override any other advice presented on this site.

The University is primarily operating a virtual campus and remote working model.

Recent updates

  • The Acting Premier has announced the easing of some restrictions, however if you can study or work from home you should continue to do so.
  • Please monitor Victorian Government advice on public exposure sites and follow directions regarding testing and self-isolation. This includes residents and recent visitors to several inner west and north suburbs who are being asked to monitor for symptoms following the unexpected detection of viral fragments in a wastewater sample. The area does not include the Parkville campus, but we know many of our staff and students live in these suburbs.
  • If you have visited an exposure site, are a contact of someone with COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19, please follow the University's testing and notification process for COVID-19 to access support and advice.
  • Permitted essential research and services will continue on campus. Please follow these guidelines when attending campus.
  • From the start of Winter Term and for Semester 2, we intend to deliver most small to medium group teaching in person, on campus, with online options for students who are offshore. We are planning to deliver around 90% of Semester 2 subjects on campus, noting many will be in dual-delivery mode.
  • Latest information regarding confirmed cases of COVID‑19 in our community.

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.

Our Financial Aid team are available to help students navigate the challenges of having limited income while studying, including hardship caused by the COVID‑19 pandemic.

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.