Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for international students

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment's thoughts are with all international students and their families affected by COVID-19.

In announcing a temporary halt on flights from India, the Australian Government has committed a support package of ventilators and medical supplies to assist India at this deep hour of need.

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International students are an important and valued part of Australia’s world class education system. Those impacted by the COVID-19 emergency can contact international.students@dese.gov.au.

In addition to the information provided below, a range of resources and support can be found on the Study in Australia website, the official Australian Government website for international students.

International Student Arrivals

The Australian Government supports the return of international students to Australia. The return of international students is being led by state and territory governments in consultation with the Australian Government and education institutions in their jurisdictions. To support the scaling up of student arrivals in a COVID-safe way, the Government has developed the Protocols and Preconditions for International Student Arrivals

COVID-19 vaccine information

Support and wellbeing

To find out how you can seek help if you are experiencing distress, anxiety or concern as an international student as a result of COVID-19, read the Support for international students affected by coronavirus fact sheet.

General information

General information for international students outside Australia, and those in the country, is available.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Year 11 and 12 students