Published: 18 October 2019
Keeping you safe on campus
Find out about the essential security services provided on campus to help keep you safe.
Look out for the bright yellow courtesy bus on campus. This free service operates Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays) around the Kensington/Randwick campuses and surrounding streets. Find out more
This mobile app provides direct access to a number of security services to help keep you safe. You can use Friend Walk to send your location in real-time to a friend so they can watch you walk to your destination. Find out more
UNSW Security is on call to accompany you from your location on campus to car parks, bus stops and taxi ranks. This is a free service. Safety escorts are available after hours, including weekends all year round. Find out more
Don’t get caught by a scammer. Be alert to people who may approach you with an offer that sounds too good to be true. If you are concerned you are being scammed contact UNSW Security.
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.
The Security Office located at Gate 2 on High Street (map) is open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. You can report incidents, enquire about lost property and use it as a safe and handy meeting point location or to wait for a taxi pick up at night.
Security Officers provide a 24/7 patrol of the campus, ensuring a rapid response in the event of an incident. They are highly visible in their red uniforms and they wear a country flag on their collar to indicate the languages they speak.
If you need assistance on campus, there are two buggies that can seat up to six people each to help less mobile people around campus.
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 receive these alerts make sure your mobile phone details are up to date.