Security and your safety
The University provides services to ensure your safety on campus. With such a large campus, it's also important for you to be aware of your own safety and take the necessary actions to stay safe, for example, taking the free shuttle buses to the station, and keeping to well-lit and more popular walking routes during less busy times on campus.
The Security Service makes regular patrols of the campus. Security patrol officers wear a uniform to make it easy for you to identify them. If you feel unsafe at any time you should speak to a patrol officer or contact the Security office.
In an emergency, call 9351 3333 to speak to Security. If you are calling from an internal phone, you can ring extension #13333. If you ring Security first, they will contact emergency services such as the police, ambulance or fire brigade as necessary.
Free bus service to the train station
On the Camperdown/Darlington Campus, a free bus service runs during semester, Monday to Friday, except public holidays. It starts at 4.30pm outside Fisher Library. The final run leaves Fisher at library closing time. The bus does a loop around campus to include Redfern Station and the Margaret Telfer building.
On the Cumberland Campus, there is a free after-hours bus that runs during Orientation and teaching weeks, 6.30pm – 9.30pm. The bus departs from the bus stop just inside Gate 2 and runs every twenty minutes (approximately) to Lidcombe Station.
- Camperdown/Darlington shuttle bus
- Cumberland after-hours bus
- View the bus stops on Campus maps by selecting a map, and then ticking the 'University bus stop' option on the left-hand menu under 'Amenities'.
Safety tips on campus
Security patrol service
The Security Service operates a patrol, as mentioned above, and emergency response service. The Security Systems section manages lock, key, magnetic card and alarm infrastructure throughout the University.