Travelling to Canberra and studying at ANU in 2021

Message to returning students (not residing in COVID hotspots)
05 Jan 2021

Dear students,

I hope you had a happy and safe break over the last few weeks.

As you begin to return to campus for the 2021 academic year, I'm sure you, your family and friends have some questions in light of the developing situation in New South Wales and subsequent state and territory border changes.

You are receiving this email because your registered address is not within a COVID 'hotspot' (as declared by the ACT Government as at Tuesday 5 January 2021).

Students travelling from Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania and those areas of New South Wales that are not designated COVID 'hotspot' areas are currently able to enter the ACT without any restrictions.

If you are returning to on-campus accommodation, we ask that you delay your return to campus until O-Week or in time for the first week of classes to assist with managing the different needs of commencing and returning students.

The current COVID-safe campus alert level for our ACT campus is low. While on campus, you must follow all social distancing, hand hygiene and contact tracing guidelines. Failure to do so adequately could result in academic penalty. Please take time to familiarise yourself with our on-campus COVID-safe practices.

As the situation in each state and territory may change, we will continually update our website with the most relevant information. Please take some time to review that information and the ACT Health COVID website to ensure your plans adhere to all health and safety guidelines.

We will continue to provide direct communication to anyone affected by border changes as information becomes available.

Enjoy the remainder of your break.

Stay safe, 



Professor Sally Wheeler OBE MRIA FAcSS
Acting Vice-Chancellor
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International Strategy)
Dean and Robert Garran Professor of Law, ANU Law


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