Page last updated 02 Aug 2022

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We share current and accurate information and connect you to resources that can help.

Through the Study Melbourne Student Centre, we can provide free and confidential information, access to services, support and practical help.

Important updates

International Student Arrivals

For information about travelling to Victoria and what you need to do when you arrive, visit our Student Arrivals Page.

Changes to vaccine eligibility – 12 years and over

From 13 September everyone aged 12 years and over will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Pfizer vaccine and the Moderna vaccine have been approved as safe for young people aged over 12 years old.

You can now book or change a vaccination appointment at a vaccination centre through the Victorian Government’s COVID-19 vaccine online booking system.

The vaccines are free. This includes for Australian citizens, permanent residents, refugees, people seeking asylum, temporary and provisional visa holders (including international students and temporary migrants).

You do not need a Medicare card to get a vaccine. If you do not have a Medicare card, you can apply for an Individual Health Identifier (IHI) number.

To do this, you will need to complete and submit a Request or update an Individual Healthcare Identifier form. You can also visit a Medicare office to get an IHI.

If you cannot get an appointment at your preferred location, you should continue to check back, as more appointments will become available over the coming weeks.

The best person to talk to if you have concerns about your health and being vaccinated against COVID-19 is your doctor.

Current restrictions for Victoria

For more information on current restrictions visit the Victorian Government's coronavirus website.

Coronavirus advice