All Griffith University campuses are open but staff and students are operating remotely.

This advice was last updated at 5.48 pm on Wednesday 1 April 2020.

Campus status

  • Digital campus
  • Gold Coast campus
  • Logan campus
  • Mt Gravatt campus
  • Nathan campus
  • South Bank campus

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Griffith University is taking the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19) seriously and is concerned for all members of our University community.

The University has convened a specialist team to manage our response to the virus. The group is monitoring the situation closely, following the advice of Queensland Health and the Federal Department of Health and planning for a range of scenarios should the virus impact directly on any of our campuses.

This website is being reviewed daily and will include the latest information for students and staff on any impact on University operations.

Latest news

To slow the spread of coronavirus to save lives, widespread restrictions now exist on social gatherings, the operations of businesses and travel both domestically and internationally.

All students and staff are strongly recommended to follow the advice of the Australian Government and to stay home unless: shopping for essentials, receiving medical care, exercising or travelling to work or education.

Our campuses remain open however Griffith is now moving all but our essential services online in order to protect the health of both staff and students.

No further classes will be held on campus from Wednesday morning onwards. Students involved in on-campus research projects should liaise with their academic supervisors.

Student-facing services (except computer labs and Health and Medical Services) will move to online support from Tuesday 31 March. Students can still come onto campus to use these services but are advised to practise social distancing.

Campus facilities, including libraries, gyms, other indoor sporting facilities and the Multi Faith Centre on Nathan campus, have closed.

For the time being, child-care services remain open on our campuses.

The recommendation to avoid non-essential travel remains in place and some states, including Queensland have restricted their borders. In Queensland, the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia a 14-day self-isolation requirement is now in force.

In Queensland, border travel exemptions include University staff travelling to and from work across the border and students who live outside Queensland but near the border who ordinarily work or study in Queensland. It is recommended that you carry your student ID on you.

Australian borders are now closed to non-citizens and non-residents but Australian citizens and permanent residents and those exempt from the new entry restrictions are subject to a mandatory 14-day isolation period, regardless of where they are travelling from.

The government has implemented a ‘do not travel’ ban on Australians travelling overseas from midnight Wednesday 25 March, under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

Your health and wellbeing

Our primary priority is the health and wellbeing of our University community. We understand this has been a difficult time for students and staff affected.

Griffith is in contact with and continues to support affected students who remain outside Australia with online study options and other forms of assistance.

We continue to work with the Government, higher education sector, government agencies and partners to provide a considered, caring and cautious response to this evolving situation.

Everyone should practice good hand and respiratory hygiene measures to protect against infections.

Griffith recommends students and staff wash their hands regularly with soap and water or alcohol-based rubs, try and stay at least 1.5 metres away from people coughing and sneezing, and please isolate yourself and call 13HEALTH if feeling unwell.

Public resources and further information



Travel and visa

Contact Health and Medical Services


13 HEALTH is a confidential phone service that provides health advice to Queenslanders.

You can phone and talk to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the cost of a local call.

13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84)

Digital Campus

(07) 3735 7299
If you are in a medical emergency, call 000 (triple zero) for ambulance from any phone or 112 from a mobile

Gold Coast

(07) 5552 8734
8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Level 1, Student Centre (G33)
University Drive, Southport QLD 4215


(07) 3735 7299
9 am to 5 pm
Level 1, Sewell (N12)
Kessels Road, Nathan QLD 4111

After hours

Gold Coast and Nathan

National Home Doctor Service

13 7425

International students

Allianz Global Assistance offers OSHC and OVHC Visitors Plus members a service that allows you to speak to a qualified doctor 24/7 via phone or video call.

See their website for more information about this free service.


For all medical emergencies, call 000 (triple zero) for ambulance from any phone or 112 from a mobile. Then report the emergency to Griffith security, call 3735 7777.

Visit the emergency room of nearby public hospital (free emergency care to Australian residents):

  • The Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital at Cnr Kessels Rd and Troughton Rd, Coopers Plains
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital at 199 Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba
  • Gold Coast University Hospital at 1 Hospital Blvd, Southport