COVID-19 FAQ

The University of Western Australia is closely monitoring developments surrounding COVID-19 and its impact on the UWA community.

Updated: 13 May 2020 3:16pm

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    This is a rapidly developing situation and it will continue to be closely monitored by the University. UWA has a response team in place and we are taking active, precautionary measures to adapt our response measures as needed.

    Our highest priority is the safety of our students and staff and the following is provided by advice from:

    Semester 1 commenced on 24 February and we have put a range of measures in place to allow learning to continue.

    These FAQs will be updated as new information comes to hand and we will support our students and staff, in Australia and overseas as this situation unfolds.

    View staff and student messages from UWA in response to COVID-19

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    The University remains committed to ensuring any disruption to students' education at UWA is minimised and has designed a number of student-centric solutions.

    We are continuing to follow State and Federal health and safety advice to ensure any return to campus is safe, coordinated and sustainable. At this time the majority of staff should continue to work remotely.

    The campus remains open for working and learning activities that cannot be done remotely, including for those researchers and limited numbers of staff whose jobs require to them to work on campus.

    Teaching, exams and other assessments will continue to be delivered through online methods for the remainder of Semester 1 and more updates will follow as we progress to the end of the tuition period.


    The following arrangements remain in place as of 20 March:
    • Only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia.
    • All travellers to Australia are required to self-isolate for 14 days, either at home or in a hotel.

    Travel restrictions for countries (including Australia), may change without notice. The Department of Home Affairs has provided the following fact sheet for further information for students:

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Student enquiries

    • Visit the Students website for information on library, IT, financial and wellbeing support throughout COVID-19.
    • Contact your Student Advising Office via askUWA.
    • Contact Student Wellbeing on 6488 2423 for advice on study, emergency financial and housing options and other support.
    • Contact the University Library for assistance from specialist librarians and IT staff.
    • If you are studying remotely and require IT support, call +61 8 6488 7335.
    • If you are a prospective student, there are multiple ways to contact us for advice.

    Staff enquiries

    • If you are a current staff member, visit the Staff Intranet to find contact details for HR, IT, Campus Management, the Educational Enhancement Unit and other areas.
    • If you are a prospective staff member, please email recruitment-hr@uwa.edu.au.

    Event enquiries

    • Please contact the event organiser or venue for any event-specific enquiries.

    The situation surrounding coronavirus health and travel advice is dynamically changing and the above information may change at short notice.