The census date for a topic is the last day on which a student can withdraw from topics without incurring student contribution amounts (Commonwealth supported student), tuition fees (fee-paying student) and student services and amenities fees.


Undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students

2018 Semester topics

The census date is the Friday of teaching week 5 in each semester.  In 2018, these census dates are:

  • 30  March 2018 for Semester 1 topics; and
  • 24 August 2018 for Semester 2 topics

2018 Summer & non-semester topics

The census date for summer & non-semester topics in 2018 is the day after 20% of the combined teaching and assessment period has elapsed, unless this day falls on a weekend, in which case the census date will be the following Monday.

Census dates appear on your Confirmation of Enrolment. This can be printed from the Student System by selecting 'View My Current Enrolment' from the 'My Enrolment' tab.

Check the census dates for your topics by
entering the subject area (e.g. ENGL):

Subject area:


Higher degree by research

The census dates in 2018 are:

  • 31 March for enrolment in the period 1 January to 30 June; and
  • 31 August for enrolment in the period 1 July to 31 December