Buildings and rooms

Building repairs & maintenance

To report an urgent repair or maintenance issue, please phone the Facilities Management Office on x17838 or log a job through the e-service desk. You wil need to provide the room number, the building code (F09 for the Madsen Building), and the nature of the problem.

Examples of repair and maintenance issues:

  • Lights not working
  • Air conditioner not working
  • Room not cleaned properly
  • Broken floor tiles

If a problem is also an Occupational Health & Safety issue, you must also report it to one of the School's safety officers:

Tom Savage (, x13390)

Swipe card & key requests

To obtain a new key and/or swipe card for the Madsen Building, contact the Facilities and Resources Officer.

Please note that all casual staff, students, honorary associates and visiting scholars must pay a $25 refundable deposit when collecting a key/swipe card. Keys need to be collected in person from the Security Office, Services Building, Codrington Street, Darlington. Please take along photo ID.

Booking a venue outside of Geosciences.

For centrally managed venue bookings, visit the Timetable Unit webpage. Casual bookings must be made in writing either by email to or faxed to x12560.