Everyone at UNSW has the right to feel safe on campus, day or night.

There is plenty of informartion from the campus security team on how to avoid unsafe situations and also what to do if you experience - or witness - someone unwelcome, antisocial or criminal behaviour. 

How to be safe on campus at night

If you are on campus at night, please 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 your 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
  • report any lights which are not functioning to Security Services (9385 6000)
  • use the free night shuttle bus which operates on weeknights between 6.30pm and 11.30pm in session
  • contact Security Services (9385 6000) and request an officer to accompany you to your car, bus stop or local streets off campus.

One thing you can do right now is download the StaySafe@UNSW app. This 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.

Looking after your belongings 

While there are not many incidents of theft on campus, many staff and students carry valuable items, including smartphones, tablets and laptops, as well as cash and credit cards. You can decrease your exposure to these risks by:

  • not leaving your belongings anywhere at any time
  • avoiding carrying large sums of money
  • holding your handbag or carrybag under your arm or in front of you
  • reporting stolen bags, wallets or other property immediately to UNSW Security Services.