UNSW will shutdown operations from 5pm, Tuesday 19 December 2023 and reopen on Tuesday 2 January 2024.

Most UNSW services will be unavailable during the University Shutdown period. See which services will still be operating:

UNSW Libraries

UNSW Law Library will be open throughout the entire University Shutdown period (Monday - Sunday 9am-5pm) except Monday 25 December 2023. 

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Campus Food & Retail Services

IGA will be open every day except 25 December 2023 and 1 January 2024. 

All other food and retail services will reopen in January. 

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Mental Health Support

If you are not feeling like your usual self, if you’re feeling nervous, lonely, stressed, or depressed, there is free, confidential help available – people you can talk to any time of the day or night:

  • Students in Australia - call the UNSW Mental Health Support line on 02 9385 5418 or text 0485 826 595 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during UNSW shutdown period)
  • Students overseas - call Medibank’s Health and Support Line (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week): +61 (2) 8905 0307 


  • Medical emergency or suicide attempt: Call 000 or go to your nearest public hospital emergency room 
  • If you are on UNSW campus, call the On-Campus Emergency Support Team: 9385 6666 
  • If you or someone you know is thinking of taking their own life, call the Suicide Call Back Service (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week): 1300 659 467 or use the Online Chat function.

Information about Mental Health Support Services that are available before and after the UNSW shutdown can be found here.

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