Personal safety on campus

Safety on campus is everyone's responsibility. Swinburne takes safety and security very seriously, and has a dedicated team called Safer Community that responds to problem behaviour. 

The easiest way to ensure everyone remains safe on campus is to look out for one another and report problem behaviour to Safer Community.

What is problem behaviour and misconduct?

Problem behaviour is any behaviour that causes offence, fear or trauma. This includes, but is not limited to, verbally or physically intimidating other students or staff, damaging university (or other people's) property, bullying people online and engaging in sexually predatory behaviour.

Sexually predatory behaviour includes unwelcome sexual comments in person or online, leering, catcalling, taking invasive photos secretly or any other kind of non-consensual sexual behaviour. 

Problem behaviours may be perpetrated by Swinburne or non-Swinburne people. But it is our responsibility to act if we see or experience problem behaviour. 

Reporting a dangerous situation

If you believe that you, or someone you know, is in immediate danger of physical harm please call 000 or Swinburne Security 9214 3333.

If you are on campus, Swinburne Security may be the better of the two options because they are based on campus and can respond faster. 

If you, or someone you know, has experienced a serious criminal act such as physical assault, please call 000 or visit your nearest police station.

If you have been a victim of any problem behaviour, we strongly encourage you to report it to Safer Community by emailing safercommunity@swinburne.edu.au.

Reporting bullying or harassment

To report an ongoing problem such as bullying, online or in person, or non-physical harassment, Safer Community is your go-to support.

Safer Community will investigate reports of problem behaviour and offer personalised student support, safety advice and referrals.

You can also report an incident by completing the online incident reporting form. 

Safe@Swin app for iPhone and Android

Safe@Swin is an app developed by Safer Community. App features include contacts for campus security and student support services, links to report emergencies and safety issues, personal safety tools, campus maps and other services to make Swinburne a safer place.

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