RMIT Statement

RMIT Statement

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, RMIT remains committed to supporting our students and staff at home and overseas.

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Update - Wednesday 16 June 2021


Updated Restrictions 

The Victorian Government has announced a further easing of COVID-19 restrictions from 11:59pm Thursday 17 June. 

All Victorian RMIT campuses and locations are now open, with gyms and galleries to reopen with limited capacities from Friday 18 June.  

On-campus activities for higher education and vocational education students are continuing as scheduled but staff and students who can work and study from home are encouraged to do so. 

Any staff or student who is currently isolating as a close contact should not return to campus until they can provide evidence of a negative test result.

RMIT has rigorous COVIDSafe practices and protocols in place across all our campuses and shared spaces.


Further information for students

Course and program coordinators will continue to share updates on learning activities with students via Canvas.

HDR candidates can resume all research activities that require on-campus presence, however should continue to study from home if they can do so.

WIL placements may resume, in line with advice from the industry partner and ensuring the industry partner has a current COVIDSafe Plan. 

Students are required to wear masks indoors, and outdoors wherever physical distancing (1.5m) is difficult to maintain. This includes all workspaces, teaching and research spaces on campus.

Any student who is exempt from wearing a mask should contact RMIT Connect to obtain a card stating this is the case.


Stay up-to-date

As this situation is rapidly evolving, we encourage all students to regularly visit the Return to campus page for updates on our COVID-19 response. 

For general public health advice, please visit the Department of Health website

We will continue to provide information as it becomes available.



The health, safety and and well-being of our students, staff and the wider community remains our greatest priority and support is always available - see full list of contact details below.


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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer