Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated 27 October 2021

Contacting Sydney Campus Returning to campus in NSW

Sydney Campus Reception

As a result of the current NSW Public Health Orders, staff from our the Broadway and Darlinghurst sites on the Sydney Campus are currently working from home.

Enquiries about the University’s programs can be directed to the Prospective Students team who can be contacted on 02 8204 4404 or sydney@nd.edu.au, with further information being available on the How to Apply page.

If you require assistance in submitting an application for one of our programs, or you would like to follow up one you have already submitted, our Admissions team can be contacted on 02 8204 4430 or admissions@nd.edu.au.

Other key areas on the Sydney Campus can be contacted as follows:

Area

Email Address

Phone No.

Counselling Servicesydney.counselling@nd.edu.au 02 8204 4220
Fees Officestudent.fees@nd.edu.au 08 9433 0542
Graduationsydney.graduation@nd.edu.au 02 8204 4382
Information Technology OfficeIT Service Portal 02 8204 4444
Pathways (formerly Notre Dame Study Centre) pathways@nd.edu.au 08 9433 0950
People & Culturep&c@nd.edu.au 02 8204 4424
School of Arts and Sciencessydney.artssciences@nd.edu.au 02 8204 4100
School of Businesssydney.business@nd.edu.au 02 8204 4345
School of Educationsydney.education@nd.edu.au 02 8204 4200
School of Lawsydney.law@nd.edu.au 02 8204 4300
School of Medicinesydney.medicine@nd.edu.au 02 8204 4450
School of Nursingsydney.nursing@nd.edu.au 02 8204 4275
School of Philosophy & Theologysydney.philosophytheology@nd.edu.au 02 8204 4175
Research Officeresearch.office@nd.edu.au 02 8204 4426
Student Administrationstudent.admin@nd.edu.au 02 8204 4418
Student Lifesydney.studentlife@nd.edu.au 02 8204 4429
Student Success (Access & Inclusion) sydney.ai@nd.edu.au 02 8204 4283
University Library - Benedict XVI Medical Library (Darlinghurst)sydney.benedictxvilibrary@nd.edu.au02 8204 4351
University Library - St Benedict's Library (Broadway)sydney.stbenedictslibrary@nd.edu.au02 8204 4350

Should you require further assistance, please email sydney.reception@nd.edu.au with details of your enquiry or who you are trying to contact and one of our team will respond as soon as possible during our normal operating hours of 8:30 – 5:00 Monday to Friday.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.


The University of Notre Dame Australia is committed to supporting our students and staff throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to follow public health advice to ensure the wellbeing of our community. You can find up to date information at the following links:

Department of Health NSW Health WA Health VIC Health Smartraveller Transport NSW Transperth

General enquiries, notifications and advice related to the COVID-19 may be directed to coronavirusadvice@nd.edu.au. Your enquiries will be referred appropriately and answered as promptly as possible.

  • Latest news

    27 October 2021

    NSW Online Exams – Semester 2 2021 Update

    University facilities in Sydney will open in a limited capacity from Monday 18 October 2021 to fully vaccinated or medically exempt staff and students.

    We understand that you may wish to attend campus to sit your online exams.

    We are pleased to confirm invigilated exam facilities will be available on a limited and priority basis from Monday 8 November to Friday 26 November 2021 for fully vaccinated or medically exempt students in accordance with the NSW Public Health Order on the Broadway Campus.

    Apply to take your exam onsite

    Requests to utilise University facilities should be directed to Sydney Examinations (sydney.examinations@nd.edu.au) before Monday 1 November 2021.

    Keeping COVID-safe on campus

    To ensure the safety of all on campus, you will be required to:

    • Provide evidence of your vaccination status on entry to access the allocated exam venue
    • Sign in via QR code or complete the register prior to entry
    • Sign out via QR code or sign out the register prior to leaving
    • Wear a face mask in all internal areas (mask will be provided in all venues)
    • Maintain social distancing at all times 1.5 metres
    • Follow designated travel routes at all times
    • Do not access areas other than those designated for your online exam
    • After your exam leave campus promptly
    • Practice good hygiene as per COVID-19 guidelines

    What we will do:

    • University Security will be on site to manage access and entry requirements (please ensure you have your student ID and Vaccination certificate
    • Provide hand sanitisers in all venue
    • We will maintain an enhanced cleaning regime
    • Provide bottled water

    Remember, if you are feeling unwell, or are experiencing the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend campus and arrange to be tested.

    15 October 2021

    NSW Campus – Plan to re-open

    University facilities in Sydney will open in a limited capacity from Monday 18 October 2021 to fully vaccinated or medically exempt staff and students.

    While Semester 2 classes will continue to be delivered online, eligible staff and students wishing to return to campus from Monday will have limited access to the following facilities:

    • The Library (Broadway): Library staff only and UNDA students for private study
    • City Rd: For all other Sydney staff who are unable to work from home
    • Darlinghurst Campus: Staff and students should follow current access arrangements
    • Exam locations: For students wishing to undertake online exams onsite (further details to follow)

    However, please do not come to campus with even the mildest of symptoms of COVID.

    Keeping you safe

    The University continues to have its COVID Safe Plans in place and on-campus procedures to ensure the safety of all. This includes:

    • Extra security at all entrances to monitor staff and students access including QR code check-in and proof of vaccination status checks
    • Wearing of facemasks will be mandatory when on campus
    • 1.5m physical distancing, with signage in place as a reminder
    • Enhanced cleaning regime
    • Hand sanitisers in all venues

    We are working hard behind the scenes to ensure that we can return to normal campus life soon and we will communicate updated plans and procedures as and when available.

    We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing you back on campus soon.

    Returning to campus in NSW

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  • COVID-19 Student Hardship Assistance Fund

    This COVID-19 Student Hardship Assistance Fund has been set up in direct response to the challenges many of our students are currently facing due to the global COVID-19 health crisis. The purpose of the Fund is to offer support to those who need urgent assistance while continuing their studies at The University of Notre Dame Australia.

    To find out if you’re eligible and apply for financial assistance, click here.

  • Working and studying online

    For information about learning online and off-campus, visit learning online.
    For information about teaching or working online and off-campus, visit working online.

  • Mental health and wellbeing

    If you are feeling anxious or distressed about the evolving COVID-19 crisis, there are professional counselling services available to Notre Dame staff and students:

    • Students can visit our Counselling page for information about how to get in touch with a counsellor.
    • Staff can access counselling support here.

    Please remember you should not attend an in-person counselling appointment if you are experiencing flu, viral or respiratory symptoms.

    For more tips about how to look after your mental health during this challenging time, visit Beyond Blue.

    You can also access general mental health support through the following national services:

  • COVID-19 Protocols on Campus

    It remains important to be tested if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or loss of taste and smell. Check the Health Department's website for more information about symptoms to watch out for. Please do not come on to campus if you have been to a COVID-19 hotspot in the last fortnight. If you have any symptoms of the virus, even mild ones, you must not come to campus – you should get tested and self-isolate while you await your results. Please remember to let your Head of School (if you're a student) or Manager (if you're a staff member) know if you have been tested and are awaiting results, especially if you have been in a hotspot area recently or in close contact with a person who is positive for COVID-19.

    When you receive your test results, please inform your Head of School or Manager whether you are positive or negative for COVID-19. If/when you receive a negative test result and are symptom-free, you can return to campus. If you have tested positive, you should follow public health and medical advice. You will require medical clearance to return to campus.

    Signing in on campus

    Students and staff must check in using the Government QR codes provided when entering university buildings. This will assist with contact tracing in the unlikely event of a positive case on campus.

    In order to be able to check in to campus buildings using the Government QR codes, which will be posted at entry points, staff and students will first need to download the contact register apps and set up an account. There is more information about how to do this at the websites below:

    Once you have downloaded the apps, all you need to do is open the app and use it to scan the QR code at entry points to check in. You can also use the camera on your smartphone - on most phones, this will automatically redirect to the check-in page.

    While you are on campus, please:

    • stay informed and follow any rules and restrictions in place for your state
    • avoid congregating in groups, shaking hands, hugging and kissing
    • practice good hand hygiene (use sanitiser provided), as well as cough and sneeze etiquette throughout the day

Preventing respiratory illness

To reduce the general risk of acute respiratory infections, wash your hands frequently (including before and after eating) using soap and water, practice cough etiquette - if you need to cough or sneeze cover your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow and dispose of tissues immediately - and avoid contact with people suffering from an acute respiratory infection.

MASKS 

Depending on the state restrictions in place at any given time, masks may become mandatory while on campus. You can keep updated on the latest requirements here. If you’d like to make your own cloth mask, follow these instructions.

For more information, call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

FAQs

  • Will there be a full return to campus in Semester 2, 2021?

    A full return of on-campus classes and activities is planned for Semester Two. This will include on-campus social and student life events and classes, including lectures.

    To ensure the health and safety of staff and students when on campus, we will continue to follow and keep you updated on Public Health directions and restrictions if they arise.

  • What are the latest travel restrictions?

    The Department of Home Affairs has advised that travel restrictions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic are subject to frequent change. To stay up to date with alerts, visit https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/current-alerts/novel-coronavirus and https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/.

    For information about restrictions between Australian states, click here.

  • How can I keep safe on public transport?

      If you are travelling to and from the university on public transport, check the below pages for advice on how to stay safe:

    • Transperth
    • TransportNSW