Coronavirus updates

The latest coronavirus updates on confirmed cases, closures, vaccination requirements and more.

Recent updates

Restrictions have eased across Victoria in line with Phase D of Victoria's Roadmap, from 11.59pm Thursday 18 November.

  • Masks are required indoors only in limited settings including retail, health care, aged care, and justice facilities, at primary schools and on public transport, taxis and rideshare. (Existing exemptions apply)
  • Masks are recommended if you can’t physically distance, if you have any symptoms, or are with people who may be vulnerable to COVID-19.
  • All visitors to campus aged 12 years and 2 months and above must be double vaccinated (or qualified for an exception)
  • Find out more about vaccination requirements


Visit the University's Coronavirus update page here.

Sport and fitness is back on campus

Find out the latest information about the return of sport and fitness to campus here.

Cases and closures

Information and advice regarding confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the University community and on-campus locations where there may be a risk of exposure to COVID-19 can be found here.

Cases and closures linked to Melbourne University Sport are detailed below:

Update: Tuesday 23 November (COVID case in Ernie Cropley Sports Pavilion)

The University has been advised that a person who attended the Ernie Cropley Sports Pavillion (Building 498) on Saturday 20 November has since tested positive for COVID-19.

The University has been in contact with the person directly to ensure they are well supported while they self-isolate as per directions from the Department of Health.

We are working with the Department of Health and have notified all potential close contacts.

The Ernie Cropley Pavilion has been cleaned as is currently open.

Update: Monday 15 November (Beaurepaire Centre reopens)

The Baurepire Centre will reopen on Tuesday 16 November following the closure from a positive case of COVID-19 attending the venue.

Update: Sunday 14 November (COVID cases in Beaurepaire Centre)

The University of Melbourne has been advised that two people who attended the Beaurepaire Centre (Building 101) between Monday 8 and Friday 12 November have since tested positive for COVID-19.

The University has been in contact with them directly to ensure they are well supported while they self-isolate as per directions from the Department of Health. We are notifying potential close contacts and have completed cleaning of areas attended by these people.

If you attended the Centre on any of these days, please monitor for symptoms and get tested if you experience any of the following – however mild – fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, runny nose, loss or change in sense of taste or smell, or start to feel generally unwell.

If you attended the Centre during any of the following times, you may be a close contact. Please contact the public-health-network@unimelb.edu.au for further advice:

  • Monday 8 November, 3–7pm
  • Tuesday 9 November, 4:30–8:30pm
  • Wednesday 10 November, 9:30am – 12:30pm
  • Thursday 11 November, 10am – 2pm
  • Friday 12 November, 6.30– 8.30am

Vaccination at the University of Melbourne

COVID‑19 vaccination (or a valid exemption) is now a requirement for anyone attending our campuses or undertaking University activities in third-party or public settings.

You can view a copy of the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements Policy.

The University has also posted a number of FAQs here, while the VaxFACTS site can provide further information about COVID-19 vaccines.

COVIDSafe plans

Our COVIDSafe Plan for the Nona Lee Sports Centre can be viewed here.

Our COVIDSafe Plan for the Beaurepaire Centre can be viewed here.