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Disclosure of Student Details

Can a parent or a third party contact the University to obtain information about a student?

No. Federal Government legislation prevents the University from disclosing information about a student to a parent or third party.

Responsibility of the University

All students (including those less than 18 years of age) are entitled to have their privacy protected.

In protecting the privacy of students, the University is unable to verify personal information to a parent or a third party, including:

  • whether a person is a current student at the University
  • specific fee information (regardless of who is paying a student's fees).


The University is able to provide the following information to parents or a third party:

Please note: Qualifications will only be successfully verified if the surname and date of birth entered are an exact match with a record in the University's database. As stated above, the University is unable to disclose or confirm a student's personal details to a third party.

Responsibility of Students

As a student, you have a responsibility to uphold the University Privacy Policy by:

  • not giving personal enrolment or my.unimelb log-in details to a parent or a third party
  • using your University e-mail account in all correspondence with the University
  • carrying your UoM student card with you at all times, whilst on University property.

  • Detailed information on the University's Privacy Policy is located here.