Stay Safe at Night with Campus Security

Published: 3 April 2018

Stay Safe at Night with Campus Security

If you’re on campus after dark, take advantage of the number of services Security & Traffic Management provide to help keep you safe on campus:

Catch the night shuttle bus

Look out for our brand new bright yellow courtesy bus on campus! This free service operates Monday – Friday 7.00pm to 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.

Download StaySafe@UNSW app

The Security app provides you with direct access to a number of security services to help keep you safe. This app also features a flashlight and alarm, security tips and access to emergency procedures. Download the app for free from the App Store or Google Play.

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 is a free service. Safety escorts are available after hours, including weekends 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 to help ensure your safety. Pressing the red button will connect you directly to UNSW Security.

Gate 2 Security Office (map)

The Security Office located at Gate 2 on High Street 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.

Campus Security Officers

Security Officers provide a 24/7 patrol of the campus, ensuring a rapid response in the event of an incident. They are hightly visible in their red uniforms and they wear a country flag on their collar to indicate the languages they speak.

Security buggies

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.

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.

Find out more

To find out more on how to stay safe on campus both day and night visit the Security Services website


Contact Security

Need to contact Security?

Campus security bus

See also

Emergency contacts,  Lock-up your bike,  Sexual misconduct,  Safety and wellbeing tutorial