On and around the campus

  • Walk briskly and confidently.
  • Avoid places where there are few people. Stick to well-lit pathways and avoid dimly-lit areas.
  • If you are walking at night, never walk alone. Instead, walk with a group
  • If you are staying back late at campus, ensure that you inform your family or friends of where you are and when you can be expected home.
  • Do not leave valuables such as keys, phones iPads on display.
  • Take your laptop with you or secure it in a locked cupboard.
  • Report any unfamiliar individuals or suspicious behaviour
  • When using headphones remain alert to your environment

Library Safety

The library is virtually open public space and provides opportunities for thieves to steal your belongings while you are away from your desk.

  • If you are leaving your desk, do not leave your bag unattended. Leave your belongings with a friend.
  • Keep your bags and valuables in sight or in physical contact with your body.
  • Should a theft or an incident occur, please report it to Security.

Where You Live

  • When travelling around the area, where possible travel with a friend
  • Don’t leave external doors propped open. Check that they have locked behind you
  • Don’t open the door of your home to visitors you cannot see or don’t recognise
  • Advise visitors and unit mates to use the front entry where they can be seen
  • Lock your door when you leave home
  • Close your curtains when you are dressing or when you leave the room
  • Don’t leave valuable items where they can be seen from outside
  • If you receive nuisance or abusive calls, don’t speak to the caller. Hang up.
  • Don’t allow any tradesperson into your home who does not show their company’s identification.

Your Car

  • Make sure doors are locked and windows are closed
  • Don’t park in a remote location
  • Don’t leave valuables in sight. Store all items in your car boot
  • Don’t leave money or valuables in the glove box
  • Never leave anything you cannot afford to lose in your car