Last updated 15 December 2021
From 15 December 2021, fully vaccinated international students can travel to participating states and territories in Australia, without needing to apply for a travel exemption. For more information see vaccinated travellers.
Students who are not eligible to travel without an exemption may be able to travel to Australia under an International Student Arrival Plan. There are also limited travel exemptions available for international students who can meet specific criteria including some health/medical students and PhD research students.
See International Students | COVID-19 and the border (homeaffairs.gov.au) for more information.
Where can I get support?
Student visa holders are encouraged to stay in touch with their education providers about the range of support available to them. Many universities and education providers are offering support to students including deferring fees, deferring studies or payments, food and accommodation support as well as mental health and other medical support.
For more information, see Study Australia’s website www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/.
Information for international students is available across a range of Government agencies, including:
- the Australian Government COVID-19 website with the latest news, updates and advice.
- the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website and email for international students [email protected]
- the Department of Health website with details on Overseas Student Health Cover
- the International Student Ombudsman website for COVID-19 related complaints
- information on support services available for international students on Study Australia’s website.