Last updated on 19 Feb 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 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


The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website provides information and advice for international students in English and Simplified Chinese.

If you are in Victoria and you think you may have the coronavirus please call the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on 1300 651 160.


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

For the latest information from the Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment and Australia's regulators visit:

For further assistance please contact

You can also call 1300 981 621  from 8 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday (AEST).

Travel and student visas

On 1 February 2020 the Australian Government announced changes that impact travel to and from China. Until further notice international students who are seeking to leave, or have transited through, mainland China will not be able to enter Australia.

For a list of up-to-date information and advice about travel and visas, including contact details for the Home Affairs Global Service Centre, visit the Study in Australia website.

Accommodation and employment

Consumer Affairs Victoria has information for students whose accommodation in Victoria has been impacted by the coronavirus.

Click here for more information

You can also make an appointment with one of the lawyers at the International Student Work Rights and Accommodation Legal Services by calling the Study Melbourne Student Centre on 1800 056 449 (9AM to 5PM AEST).

If you are overseas, email to arrange for one of our lawyers to contact you about employment and accommodation matters.

Study Melbourne is here to help. If you need support, please get in touch.

We are here to help international students that may be impacted by novel coronavirus, including those that have been impacted by the international travel restrictions and self-isolation health guidelines.

Click here to provide your details to Study Melbourne so that we can continue to support you.



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Last updated on 19 Feb 2020