Stage 3 stay at home restrictions

The Victorian Government has reimposed Stage 3 stay at home restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire for six weeks starting 11.59pm, Wednesday 8 July. The following local government areas are included from 11:59pm, Thursday 30 July: Colac-Otway, Greater Geelong, Surf Coast, Moorabool, Golden Plains, and the Borough of Queenscliffe.

Under these restrictions, residents in these locations are asked to stay at home except for four reasons, which include to shop for food and supplies, provide care and caregiving, to exercise, and to study or work if you can’t do it from home.

What this means for Swinburne

In line with government requirements, if you can stay at home, please stay at home. All students and staff should expect to be studying/working remotely for the foreseeable future and we expect most staff to work from home in some form throughout winter.

Our dedicated COVID-19 Taskforce continues to monitor the situation and as a result, we do not anticipate major changes to our current on-campus teaching activities being delivered in July. Some individual activities planned for Semester 2 may be impacted, but they will be considered on a case by case basis.

We understand that some students and staff will come to campus for essential teaching and learning or research activities. As work and study are exempt from this lockdown, we don’t believe that these restrictions will have a significant impact on our transition to campus plans and will proceed with scheduled on-campus classes and activities will continue as planned.

On-campus facilities from Thursday 9 July

  • Libraries at Hawthorn and Croydon campuses will be open for face-to-face essential services by appointment only (e.g. laptop returns). Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm. Face-to-face appointments can be made by calling 1300 794 628. External book returns at Hawthorn and Croydon libraries will remain open
  • The Latelabs at Hawthorn and Croydon will remain open Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm. There are limited spaces available due to physical distancing requirements. You will need your student ID card for swipe card access
  • Wantirna library and Latelab will be closed
  • Wellbeing at Swinburne will continue to operate both online and also at Hawthorn Campus. You can make an appointment to see a GP or for counselling by calling 9214 8483.

We understand it is not possible for some students to study from home, so the Hawthorn and Croydon Latelabs will remain open for those who have no alternative options.


Before attending campus please adhere to our on-campus protocols while on campus.

Refer to our transition to campus frequently asked questions for further information about being on-campus, including what to do if a student is unwell or has flu-like symptoms.

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