Message to students: Do not travel from Victoria to ANU

7 July 2020

Message to all students from Professor Ian Anderson AO, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student and University Experience) on Tuesday 7 July 2020.

Dear all,

You are receiving this email because the address you registered with the University is in Victoria.

Yesterday the ACT Government announced due to the risk of COVID-19 infection, no one travelling from Victoria will be permitted entry to the ACT from midnight.

If you are currently in Victoria, do not travel to the ACT.

Given the strict isolation requirements already in place, we strongly urge you to return home if you are in transit or planning to travel today.   

We are working closely with the ACT and NSW governments on arrangements to safely bring our students to campus and will be in touch once we can confirm.

The University will not support anyone to travel from Victoria to ACT, except in very exceptional circumstances relating to an individual's health or safety.

If you have arranged for a room in a residential hall for Semester 2, please contact that hall immediately. Your occupancy agreement will be amended without penalty.

All your classes will continue to be delivered remotely and there will be no academic disadvantage to you as a result of the travel restrictions.

Any students who are found to ignore the restrictions imposed by the ACT, NSW and Victorian government may be subject to University disciplinary action.

Please continue to monitor the health advice from relevant state authorities.

I hope you and your family are safe and well.


Professor Ian Anderson
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student & University Experience)