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Coronavirus – Information and Advice

Below are links to New Zealand and Australian websites for anyone needing further information on novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.  These websites are regularly updated.  Students with any queries should contact their medical school directly.


Health Direct

Self-isolation for COVID-19


New Zealand Ministry of Health

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) questions


New Zealand Ministry of Education

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Novel coronavirus:  Information for tertiary institutions and tertiary students, including international students


Australian Government:  Department of Health

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV) information for university, higher education and vocational education students and staff arriving from mainland China


Australian Government:  Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV)


Australian States and Territories

Queensland Government:  Queensland Health

Novel coronavirus (also called 2019-nCoV)


NSW Government:  Health

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)


ACT Government:  Health

Updated information about coronavirus


Victoria State Government:  Department of Health and Human Services

Novel coronavirus


Tasmanian Government:  Department of Health

Novel coronavirus


Government of South Australia:  SA Health

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection information for health professionals


Government of Western Australia:  Department of Health

Novel coronavirus 


Northern Territory Government:  Department of Health




Current news

Principles to support medical students’ safe and useful roles in the COVID-19 health workforce

March 2020

Medical Students’ contribution to the health workforce response to COVID-19

March 2020


Previous news

Medical students need a connected pathway for a rural career

September 2019

Review of the guideline statement ‘Inherent Requirements for studying medicine in Australia and New Zealand’

August 2019

Working to grow our Indigenous medical workforce
March 2019

Medical Deans and supporting the Rural and Regional Workforce
January 2019

Supporting graduating Medical Students and their transition to Internship – University of Wollongong
December 2018

Mutually respectful and beneficial partnerships between Indigenous health services and medical schools – James Cook University
November 2018

Patient partnerships a key aspect of Social Accountability – Australian National University
October 2018

Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand – New CEO
February 2018

Medical Deans Congratulates Professor Paul Worley on his Appointment as National Rural Health Commissioner
October 2017

Open Letter of Thanks to Professor Justin Beilby
August 2014