Stay Safe on Campus

Published: 25 May 2017

Stay Safe on Campus

If you are getting around at night - on and off campus remember to:

    • Keep to well-lit areas and use paths such as University Walk, which is patrolled by Campus Security Officers
    • Be alert, don't walk with earphones in your ears
    • Keep your valuables hidden from sight
    • Try to walk in groups or pairs and arrange to walk home with friends
    • Never take short cuts through parks or vacant lots

Things you can do to stay safe

We recommend you 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 to 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.

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.

Need to contact security?

The Gate 2 Security Office on High St 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 pickup at night.

More information

Find out more on how to stay safe on campus both day and night on the Security & Traffic Management website.

See also

Campus maps

Safety and wellbeing tutorial