The way forward

In line with the NSW Governments temporarily imposed border restrictions with Victoria, to contain the spread of COVID-19, the University is only accepting visitations from individuals from Victoria authorised under the public health order to enter NSW and with the written permission of the COVID-19 Return to Campus Plan Steering Committee, please apply via All travel to Victoria for University related business has also been restricted in line with this regulation.

The University has implemented a multi-phased plan to return staff to all campuses which begun on the 1st of July and was completed on the 2nd of September.

All faculties and directorates are working on campus in line with the University COVID Safe Plan. This COVID Safe plan has been developed in consultation with key stakeholders to ensure the ongoing safety of staff and students as they transition back to campus.

Detailed information on the University’s current COVID restrictions can be found via the COVID Safe Response page.

The University will continue to monitor COVID 19 restrictions closely as well as working with government emergency response organisations to develop response plans to any changes to government regulations.

UNE is actively planning for the most likely scenario for Trimester Three, which is that the majority of teaching continues online. Further updates to this information will be provided as appropriate, in line with government relaxation of travel and social distancing restrictions.

We are striving to support students to be successful in their studies through several measures. Please refer to Supporting Information for Students on the student support package to help you through COVID-19 disruption.

Information relating to the COVID-19 impact on Researchers and HDR students and their return to campus will be updated as it becomes available.

We continue to follow the guidance and direction of State and Federal governments to ensure our planning reflects the most up to date advice.

If you are feeling unwell, please do not visit our campuses and please seek medical support.

A COVID Safe Plan

The University must safeguard, to a reasonably practicable level, the health and safety of students, workers and other stakeholders on campus. This includes having measures in place to eliminate or manage the risks arising from COVID-19.