Security and your safety

Students talking on campus

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.

Safety services

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.

Safety tips on campus

These eleven safety tips will help you maintain your personal safety.

Our Work health and safety website has information on what to do in an emergency situation.

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.