Sexual harassment and assault are never OK. All our students, staff and visitors should feel safe and respected at ACU. We have zero tolerance for sexual harassment and assault, and we expect our staff and students to behave in a manner that is respectful, inclusive and fair on every ACU campus, at all times.
All ACU campuses have 24-hour security services. If you are studying or working after hours, you can contact an ACU Security Officer to escort you around campus, call 8888 or 1300 729 452.
ACU staff and students are pre-registered to the free SafeZone mobile app. Download the app and use it on campus to call ACU Security, request first-aid, or raise the alarm for emergency help. If the app is used off-campus such as student accommodation, it will direct you to dial Emergency Services (triple zero). SafeZone is monitored 24/7.
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All incidents of sexual misconduct can be reported, whether the student does so to seek support, or they want the university to act.
At ACU any student, staff member or member of the public can make a disclosure or submit a formal report by clicking the “Submit a Report” link below. Reports can be made anonymously, however, an anonymous report may limit the university’s capacity to effectively support the student or respond to the incident.
When a report is made to ACU it will not be shown on a student’s academic document and will not be shared amongst staff or students. Reporting an incident will not affect an international student’s visa.
Reports can be made by clicking the link above or:
in person to an ACU counsellor or trusted ACU staff member
by calling National Security Centre on 1300 729 452 or 8888 (from an internal ACU phone).
For any student seeking assistance in navigating universities policies and procedures, including assistance to submit a formal report to the university please contact ACU’s Student Advocacy Service at studentportal.acu.edu.au/advocacy.
If you have experienced, observed or heard about behaviour that may be illegal, inappropriate, threatening or concerning you can report this using the below form.
If you need immediate help:
call police or ambulance on 000 in any emergency
call ACU National Security Centre on 1300 729 452 or 8888 (from any internal ACU phone).
Report submissions will be monitored Monday to Friday from 9am – 5pm. We will aim to contact you or provide a response as soon as possible.
If you have experienced assault, harassment or just need someone to talk to, we offer free counselling to all students. All our counsellors are social workers or psychologists with a counselling and mental health experience.
Students on other campuses have access to external medical services situated in close proximity.
The Daniel Mannix Building, Mezzanine level (take the lift),
8-14 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
(03) 9953 3762 - call to make an appointment
Building M, 8 Approach Rd, Banyo
(07) 3861 6400 - call to make an appointment or 13 74 25 for after-hours service
Employee Assistance Program
Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers free counselling sessions either in person, or over the phone, to staff members and their immediate family who are facing personal and/or work-related issues. The service is confidential.