Safety and security

Swinburne provides a safe work and learning environment for all our students, staff and visitors. Our campuses offer security services, including CCTV and security officers on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Emergency assistance

Security services

  • Security escort service – A security officer will walk you to your car. Call 03 9214 3333 to arrange a security escort.
  • Hawthorn Night Bus – Get to a nearby carpark or public transport at night safely. 
  • Lost property – If you have misplaced personal items, please contact your campus security office.

Safety tips around campus

  1. Always be alert and aware of your surroundings. If you are using headphones, only use one earplug so you can hear sounds around you.
  2. Keep your valuables with you at all times.
  3. Walk in well-lit areas in pairs or groups if possible. Use the security escort service or the Night Bus to get to public transport or your car safely.
  4. Avoid parking your car in an isolated area. Close and lock all doors and windows and don’t leave valuables in sight in your car.