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17 March 2020

The health and safety of all our staff and students is paramount at the University of South Australia.

UniSA is working diligently with local and national health authorities to support the international effort to reduce the impact and spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and to support our community in what is a challenging time.

If you are feeling unwell, do not come to campus. Stay at home and seek medical advice.  More information for students about what to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms can be found here.  More information for staff can be found here.

Student Hardship Fund (COVID-19) International Student Support Package (COVID-19) Recovery Roadmap International Student Return Program

Key Information as at 21 October 2020

  • UniSA continues to monitor current Government guidelines in relation to COVID-19 and adheres to all Government requirements for Universities.
  • UniSA is part of a collaborative State and Federal government program to allow a small number of continuing international students back to Adelaide to complete their studies onshore. Find out more on our International Student Return to SA Program webpage.
  • All current teaching start dates remain as published. UniSA Online start dates are also unchanged.
  • Lectures will remain online for the remainder of 2020.
  • Exams, where required, will be conducted online for the remainder of 2020.
  • Tutorials, studios, workshops and practicals are being delivered on campus, with appropriate distancing and safety protocols in place. If Government advice changes, we will update our safety protocols. 
  • Research and fieldwork may continue, with the appropriate permissions and safety protocols in place. Research fieldwork in South Australia requires the permission of the relevant Dean or Director of Research, for the remainder of the year. Most research is being undertaken on campus, in line with distancing and safety protocols. Any research that requires human contact can only be undertaken with permission from the relevant Dean or Director of Research, until the end of 2020.
  • The University has established a dedicated $10 million fund to support those in severe financial circumstances as a result of COVID-19. This fund is still open to all students enrolled for onshore study in UniSA at all levels and payments of up to $500 are available for new applicants. The State Government has also demonstrated its continuing commitment to our international student community by providing a $13.8 million International Student Support Package.
  • Retail food outlets on campus operate in line with State Government guidelines. Find out more on our Food and Beverage Providers webpage.
  • UniSA’s indoor sport and fitness facilities operate in line with Government requirements. Find out more on the UniSA Sport website.
  • All international travel on university business and/or study tours is suspended until further notice.
  • Requests for approval of essential work-related domestic travel will be reviewed in line with State border restrictions and health advice, as well as the UniSA Vice Chancellor’s Authorisations.
  • We remind staff and students that if you are feeling unwell and suspect you have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 that you self-isolate immediately and get tested. Please familiarise yourself with the reporting protocols for staff and students.

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Key Contacts


If you are feeling anxious or stressed and need support, please visit our Student Support Services or contact SEU@unisa.edu.au

UniSA Health Medical Clinics at City West and City East can provide medical advice on 1300 172 996 or by making an appointment

For study questions related to your program, including questions about exams, please contact askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

International Students needing more information from the Australian Government can contact international.students@dese.gov.au and
1300 981 621 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday)


For questions about upcoming travel, contact the UniSA Travel Team on 83026430

All other staff concerns related to Novel Coronavirus can be directed to People Talent and Culture

UniSA Health Medical Clinics at City West and City East can provide medical advice on 1300 172 996 or by making an appointment

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available for all staff, their immediate families and HDR Candidates, call 1300 277 924 for advice on the service delivery method

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