Travel & Fieldwork

The below travel guidance applies to staff and students proposing to travel for UNSW related activities. For further information on UNSW travel, visit MyTravel@UNSW and read the UNSW Travel Policy.  

20 May 2021

Overseas travel

UNSW follows Australian Government advice on overseas travel. Details can be found on the smartraveller website.

Travel will not be approved for any international destination with DFAT level 4 restrictions (Do Not Travel).

Interstate travel and overseas travel to a ‘safe travel zone’

Interstate travel and overseas travel where a ‘safe travel zone’ agreement is in place is allowed in limited circumstances. 

Any proposed travel should be essential, for UNSW related activities and not have an online or remote option available.  A cautious approach should be taken in deciding whether to travel and should consider the potential for lockdowns and self-isolation at short notice, including any cost implications for your local budget if government supervised quarantine is mandated. If a public health order is announced while you are traveling, you must attempt to return home before it takes effect, providing it is safe to do so.

All travel must comply with current Federal and State/Territory government travel guidelines.

You must obtain pre-approval from your line manager, team leader or supervisor before booking any travel. 

Intrastate travel

Travelling within the state or territory in which you ordinarily reside is acceptable, providing it complies with all government public health orders that are in place at the time. If a public health order is announced while you are traveling, you must attempt to return home before it takes effect, providing it is safe to do so.

Travel between Sydney and Canberra

Travel between Sydney and Canberra for the purposes of visiting UNSW campuses is allowed providing it complies with all NSW or ACT government public health orders that are in place at the time. If a public health order is announced while you are traveling, you must attempt to return home before it takes effect, providing it is safe to do so.

Travel for fieldwork or Work Integrated Learning

Travel for fieldwork requires the development and approval of a specific plan for that activity. Please consult your Supervisor or Team Leader in the first instance.

Any placements or Work Integrated Learning should be discussed with your Supervisor or Team Leader, the Work, Health & Safety team, Travel Risk or the Safe Return team prior to application.

Further information