As we continue to live with Covid-19, our primary focus is the health and well-being of our students and staff.

Latest updates

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No. International students with a valid visa no longer need an exemption to travel to Australia. More information on travel exemptions can be found at the Department of Home Affairs website.

To stay up-to-date on the latest information regarding the return of international students to Victoria, please visit Study Melbourne


No, but it is highly recommended. Maintaining your vaccination schedule provides you the greatest individual protection against developing severe illness if you contract COVID-19, which in turn reduces the stresses on our health system and our dedicated and hard-working health professionals.

Please note if you are attending student placements in high-risk settings where vaccine mandates remain in place, you will still be subject to the relevant requirements of those industries.


To enter Australia you must hold a valid student visa. Visit the Coronavirus Victoria website for more information about arriving in Victoria and our CovidSafe settings.

Students do not require a letter from Deakin College to return to Australia. 

No. International students coming to study in Australia are not required to quarantine on their arrival to Melbourne. 

Yes. The Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs provides a checklist of information and steps you will need to follow.

Yes.  Please ensure you read a copy of the latest Deakin College Pre-departure handbook prior to arrival.

International students in Australia

If you feel unwell after arriving in Melbourne, you must undertake a PCR or a rapid antigen test. Rapid antigen tests can be purchased from supermarkets, chemists and convenience stores. To get a PCR test, view the full list of testing sites.

If you have a PCR test, self-quarantine until you receive a negative result. If you test positive on a rapid antigen test, you must report your result. Follow the Checklist for COVID cases if you test positive to COVID-19.

International students are covered by Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and are required to have health insurance which is a condition of your student visa.

Yes.  This has been made possible because Australia has now reached a new vaccination milestone –  85% of the adult population is now fully vaccinated against COVID19 – making Australia one of the safest countries on the planet! The State of Victoria is 90% double vaccinated and expected to reach 95% by mid-December 2021.

Contact details

Local health services contacts

  • National Coronavirus Helpline – 1800 020 080
    Call this line if you are seeking information on Coronavirus (COVID-19). The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Find a doctor or hospital
  • Emergency contacts –  In an emergency, contact 000

Campus contacts

Course/program specific contacts

  • Please visit our Contact page to find specific contacts at Deakin College