Campus Security: Keeping you safe

Published: 2 August 2017

Campus Security: Keeping you safe

Take advantage of these tools and services that Security & Traffic Management provide to help keep you safe on campus.

Download the StaySafe app

The StaySafe@UNSW security app provides you with direct access to a number of security services. This app also features a flashlight and alarm, and access to emergency procedures. Available for free from the App Store or Google Play.

Catch the night shuttle bus

The Night Shuttle Bus is a free service operating Monday-Friday 6.30-11.30pm (excluding public holidays) around the Kensington and Randwick campuses and surrounding streets. You can track the location of the night shuttle bus on the StaySafe@UNSW app.

Request a safety escort

UNSW Security is on call to accompany you from your location on campus to car parks, bus stops and taxi ranks. This service is free. Safety Escorts are available after hours, all year round. Call 9385 6000 to request or visit one of the Help Points located on campus to request an escort.

Locate a help point

Help points are strategically located across campus (PDF map) to help ensure your safety. Pressing the red button will connect you directly to UNSW Security.

Keep valuables secure

Laptop, tablet and mobile phone theft are some of the most reported crimes at UNSW. Most are stolen when left unattended, even for a brief moment. Make sure you keep an eye on your valuables.

Gate 2 Security Office

The Security Office located at Gate 2 on High Street is open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. It is a safe and handy location to use as a meeting point or to wait for a taxi pick up at night.

Register for UNSW Alert SMS

If a major incident occurs on campus - a building fire, for example - the UNSW Major Incident Response Team will alert you via the UNSW Alert SMS. To be sure you receive these alerts, you must make sure your mobile phone details are up to date in myUNSW. It only takes a minute to update and verify your details to make sure you know exactly what to do in an emergency on campus.

Contact Campus Security

Find out more on the Security & Traffic Management website.

And for a bit of fun…check out the important role our Security Officers play on campus in our all-star action movie starring Campus Security:


See also

Emergency contacts,  Safety and wellbeing,  Sexual misconduct