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Latest information: novel coronavirus

The novel coronavirus presents a rapidly changing situation and our thoughts are with all those who have been impacted. The Northern Territory Government, through StudyNT, continues to work with the Australian Government and all our international education and training providers to ensure students have access to the latest information and receive the necessary support at this challenging time.

The Australian Government has announced an extension to the entry restrictions on foreign nationals who have recently been in mainland China for further week from 14 February. Until further notice international students who are seeking to leave, or have transited through mainland China will not be able to enter Australia. This is an extension on the 14 day ban announcement made on 1 February 2020, by seven days.

Australia is committed to ensuring that any international student, whether arriving or already in Australia receives the highest level information, support and care. StudyNT recommends that international students regularly check your education provider’s website or contact them directly for information on how the situation may impact your studies.

More information

International students in Australia can contact the international student hotline on 1300 981 621 (8am to 8pm AEDST Monday to Friday). These centres offer bilingual language support and can refer students to counselling services in languages other than English.

International students outside of Australia should use the email address international.students@dese.gov.au with questions or concerns.

Mental health support

Mental health support is available to international students who are impacted by the coronavirus and its effect on families, study plans and travel.

International students in Australia can access support through:

  • Lifeline Australia - 13 11 14
  • Youth Beyond Blue - 1300 224 636
  • eheadspace - 1800 650 890
  • Kids Helpline (for those under 25 years) - 1800 55 

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