Events and Fieldwork


The University hosts a range of events and activities relating to research, learning and engagement organised by various departments and academic divisions. Events may vary in scale and audience but they all involve a level of risk that needs to be addressed in the planning stages. As such, there are specific health and safety events management requirements that should be considered for inclusion during all university events management planning.

Field work and off campus travel

International travel, fieldwork and off campus activities If you are travelling or undertaking off campus activities where you find yourself working in a hotel room or whilst in transit then you may find additional useful information on the Working from home or remotely page.

Scientific diving

Scientific diving or occupational diving is undertaken to support scientific research or as an educational activity. The University will need to ensure all staff, students, contractors, and other personnel working under the University of Melbourne  hold the appropriate qualifications and training.


Health & Safety: Scientific diving requirements


Field work guidelines

Apps for Safety

  • BOM Weather Forecast

    App Store (iSO) /  Google Play (Android)

    Australia's official weather app. Live, local and from the trusted source.

    Download BOM Weather for access to localised hourly and 7 day forecasts, radar and warnings – wherever you are – from Australia's official weather source, the Bureau of Meteorology.

  • Snap Send Solve

    App Store (iOS) /  Google Play (Android)

    You can use the Snap Send Solve mobile app to report cleaning, maintenance or IT equipment issues on any University of Melbourne campus. The app allows you to take a photo of a problem area on campus with your mobile phone and send it directly to our campus support teams to be resolved.

International travel advice and approval

The University General Counsel provides the following advice to be considered by anyone travelling on university business and supervisors before approving international travel for study or academic activity (access requires a UoM username and password):