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We look forward to welcoming you back!

The Australian Government has announced that they will pause the opening of the Australian borders to fully vaccinated international students and Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa holders until 15 December 2021.

For the latest updates please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

Study Tasmania will provide further updates soon in line with Tasmania’s own border reopening plans.

We understand it has been a long wait, and we are looking forward to welcoming international students back to Tasmania!

While we work on getting the specific details to you on returning to Tasmania, there are things you can do to prepare.

Ensure you are fully vaccinated with an Australian approved vaccine and hold a current student visa.

Please visit the Department of Home Affairs website for details.

You can also keep up to date with Tasmania’s requirements via the Tasmanian Government coronavirus website.

At Study Tasmania we understand that as international students you have gone through a difficult time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Study Tasmania is here to support and connect you to resources that may help you.  Feel free to reach out through study.tasmania@stategrowth.tas.gov.au.

Health and Wellbeing Support

We understand that for students, talking about financial or emotional support with someone they don't know is difficult. We want to let you know that seeking help will not affect your enrolment or your visa.

Your health and wellbeing is important and we encourage you to maintain connections and to seek help if you are feeling uneasy or have concerns. Please see the below support services.

One Door Mental Health | Emotional Support in Mandarin and English

Beyond Blue | Mental Health during the COVID-19 Outbreak

Embrace Mental Health | Multicultural Mental Health Site (many languages available)

Lifeline | Mental Health and Well being

Red Cross | Looking After your Mental Wellbeing during COVID-19

Ask Izzy | COVID-19 Support Resource

COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 vaccines will be available in phases. The vaccine is free for all international students studying in Australia.

Click here to know more about the vaccination program.

COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar – Information for Temporary Visa Holders.

Click here to access a recording on information about the vaccination program and getting a COVID-19 vaccination in Tasmania.

This webinar was recorded by Study Tasmania and Migration Tasmania on Friday, 24 September 2021.

You will hear from Dr Shannon Melody,  a Public Health Physician working as the Specialist Medical Advisor to the Tasmanian Vaccination Emergency Operations Centre.

Check In TAS app

Everyone is now required to use the Check In TAS app if going to businesses, organisations and events including restaurants, shows or other social or hospitality venues. People also need to check in as well if they are using transport services including Uber, Taxi etc.

This app will help manage contract tracing in the case of any future COVID-19 outbreaks and help to keep ourselves, our loved ones and our community safe.

If you do not have a smartphone or are unable to use one, others in your group can check in for you on their device or staff at the premises will be able to record your contact information on their device or with pen and paper.

The free Check In TAS app is available for download from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. To learn more about the Check in TAS app, please visit this page.

International Student Assistance Network (ISSN) Homestay Program

If you are an international student in Australia experiencing financial hardship you may be eligible to participate in the International Student Support Network (ISSN) Homestay Program.

Students whose education providers identify them as being financially vulnerable as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and needing support can be referred to the ISSN to apply for a heavily discounted homestay placement.

ISSN homestays include a private room, meals, utilities, and support from one of our committed Australian Homestay Network (AHN) host families.

For more information see Homestay Program.

For more up-to-date information please visit the below websites

Tasmanian Government | Coronavirus Information

Australian Government | Coronavirus related updates, information and media releases

UTAS | Coronavirus

GETI | COVID-19 International Student Information

TasTAFE | Coronavirus Update

Australian Government Department of Health | Head to Health

Department of Home Affairs | COVID-19 and the border

Information current as at 25 November 2021.