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Safety and security

We're committed to keeping our students, staff and visitors safe

Campus Security is available 24 hours a day to assist with handling an emergency or safety threat. They regularly patrol our grounds and can be reached on 9351 3333.

24-hour security

Our Campus Security hotline (9351 3333) is available to anyone who feels unsafe on campus. Our security officers wear distinctive uniforms that are easy to identify and we encourage you to approach them if you need assistance.

A number of emergency telephones are located across the Camperdown/Darlington Campus and can be found on our maps under 'Amenities'. These telephones provide a direct link to Campus Security.

Emergency services

In an emergency, call Emergency Services (Fire/Ambulance/Police). Dial 000.

Following that, please notify Campus Security on 9351 3333.

All Campus Security officers are certified to perform first aid. Their vehicles carry automatic electronic defibrillators, so they can provide help in a medical emergency while the ambulance is on its way.

Our security team is also trained to handle fires, building evacuations and criminal activity. As well, they manage building access and emergency alarm systems, so they’re a helpful point of contact if you have been locked out of your building.

Travelling around

We operate several free shuttle buses to help you get around quickly and safely in the evenings. Find out more.

We also have an eight-seater mini bus with a wheelchair lift. For more details, or to request a security escort, call Campus Security on 9351 3487.

If you’re driving through campus, be aware that our roadways and parking areas are governed by the same road rules that apply for motorists and cyclists everywhere in NSW.

You can find information in the NSW Roads and Maritime Services Road Users' Handbook.

Learn more about getting to and from campus.

Lost property

If you have lost an item, please contact Campus Assist on +61 2 9351 7838 to see if it has been handed in.

If you find an item, please hand it to the closest Campus Assist desk or Security Officer or use this online form to report it.


If you notice a maintenance or work health and safety issue that needs to be attended to, please contact Campus Assist by calling 1300 ASSIST (1300 277 478) or visiting your nearest Campus Assist precinct office (listed below).

Campus Assist Precinct Office
Room 129
Merewether Building

Campus Assist Head Office
Ground floor (main foyer)
Services Building, 22 Codrington Street

Room 216
Carslaw Building

Room s201
The Quadrangle

Ground floor (main foyer)
Education Building

Room 201
Blackburn Building

Ground floor (main foyer)
Medical Foundation Building

Ground floor (main foyer)
Building B
Sydney Nursing School
Mallett Street

Room 101
Level 1, Jeffrey Miller Administration Building
Faculty of Health Science
Cumberland Campus, Lidcombe

Room 410
St James teaching space
(Formerly the Sydney Law School)
Sydney CBD

Safety tips

  • Report incidents, hazards and other safety concerns to local staff, security (9351 3487) or Work Health and Safety (9351 5555)
  • Avoid isolated areas and travel with others at night. Stick to the main walkways, which are well lit and rarely empty.
  • When walking around the University watch out for traffic and use designated road crossings.
  • Download the Sydney Uni app for instant access to maps on your mobile phone.
  • Some areas of the University pose specific risks to health and safety, for example, laboratories and workshops. These are signposted and should not be entered unless you are supervised by relevant staff, or have been inducted to the area. Speak to your faculty or supervisor about attending a Work Health and Safety (WHS) induction course.
  • If you feel stressed or need support, contact our Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) for free and confidential assistance.
  • If you have a medical condition or disability that could impact on your health or safety on campus, please disclose this confidentially to relevant staff. This will allow us to take appropriate precautions to prevent an injury or illness.
  • Attend lecture streams only as timetabled to avoid overcrowding of lecture theatres.