Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are closely monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The safety, health and wellbeing of our students and staff is the priority for Swinburne. This page has been created to support students and staff to access official information and updates from the university.

Swinburne COVID-19 cases and affected sites

Information about any positive COVID-19 cases and exposure sites across Swinburne’s Melbourne campuses is now available. Please check this page regularly for the latest information.

Supporting the roadmap to reopening and returning to campus

As a university that strongly believes in the benefit of science, we have been encouraging all our staff and students to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible. With the release of the Victorian Government’s Roadmap to Deliver the National Plan, we are planning for our campuses to come to life again. Once 80 per cent of Victorians aged 16 and over are fully vaccinated, our campuses can reopen. Find out more.

A reminder of Swinburne's COVIDSafe process - positive case

You must notify Swinburne if you have tested positive for COVID-19 and attended our campus in the week prior. If you are a student, please contact Wellbeing at Swinburne via If you need academic support, please contact your unit convenor. If you are a staff member, contact the Health, Safety and Wellbeing team via and your line manager.

Working from campus

Students and staff who intend to study and work from campus must be fully vaccianted and have their vaccination status validated prior to accessing campus.

On-campus protocols

If you have to be on campus, please ensure the health and safety of our community by reading our protocols to understand cleaning, safety and physical distancing requirements.

Information for students

We are communicating with students regularly via email. Check your Swinburne student email frequently for official updates and announcements from the university that will be relevant to you.

Information for staff 

We are communicating with staff regularly via email. In addition, we have created an intranet hub and FAQs to support you throughout this period. 

Government information

Swinburne is closely following the advice of the government and relevant health authorities in relation to COVID-19. 

Government websites

Health and hygiene information

The health, safety and wellbeing of the Swinburne community is our priority. The best way to protect yourself and those around you is to maintain good hand and respiratory hygiene. The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) offers advice on general health and hygiene practices in to reduce your risk of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands regularly, after using the toilet and before eating. Dry your hands thoroughly with disposable paper towel or a hand dryer.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or cough into your elbow, dispose of the tissue into a bin. Wash your hands afterwards.

Posters from DHHS have been printed and displayed in key locations across the campuses. If you have concerns about your health, please phone your medical practitioner.