Last updated on 02 Apr 2020

Study Melbourne is committed to ensuring all international students studying or commencing their studies in Melbourne and Victoria who are impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak stay informed and supported.

This is a serious and rapidly changing situation, so we encourage you to stay up-to-date by regularly checking in with your education provider, or visiting the following websites for the latest information.

Health

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website provides health information and advice for international students in English and multiple languages.

This includes prevention and self-isolation information. If you are in Victoria and you think you may have the coronavirus disease please call the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on 1800 675 398.

Education

It’s important that you keep in touch with your education provider.

Click here to see a list of COVID-19 information pages for universities, TAFEs and schools.

Australian Government advice for international students can be found on the Study in Australia website.

Travel and student visas

The Australian Government's Department of Home Affairs website provides important information about travel restrictions and visas for international students.

Accommodation

If you have any concerns about your accommodation in Victoria, please contact your accommodation provider.

The Victorian Government has information your rights and responsibilities. Please visit the Consumer Affairs Victoria page to find out more.

Study Melbourne also offers an International Students Accommodation Legal Service, a free, confidential and independent service to help international students with accommodation issues, including those students who remain overseas.

To make a phone appointment email info@studymelbourne.vic.gov.au. Translation services are also available.

Employment

Study Melbourne's International Students Work Rights Legal Service offers free, confidential and independent legal advice for international students with work problems (excluding migration), including students who remain overseas.

To make a phone appointment email info@studymelbourne.vic.gov.au.Translation services are also available.

Secondary school students

The Victorian Department of Education and Training provides information for international students studying in Victorian Government schools. 

Wellbeing

Emotional responses to the outbreak of COVID-19 can include stress and anxiety. It is important that you stay in contact with family and friends via telephone, email or social media during this time.

For more information regarding mental health and wellbeing during this time, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Frequently Asked Questions - coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last updated on 02 Apr 2020