Current Students

Student safety

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The University of Western Australia strongly supports the nationwide 'Respect. Now. Always.' campaign which highlights the determination of Australia's universities to ensure that our students and staff are safe from sexual assault and sexual harassment.

More information can also be found on UWA's Respect. Now. Always page.


Respect. Now. Always. Student survey

UWA is partnered with other universities across Australia in the country‚Äôs first comprehensive national student survey on sexual assault and harassment. The survey is key to hearing what more needs to be done to prevent sexual assault and harassment and how to support students quickly and effectively.

Any university student who has not been selected in the survey sample but who would like to share their experience can do so confidentially via the Australian Human Rights Commission website.


The University encourages individuals to report incidents that may constitute a criminal offence to the Police/Police Sex Assault Squad in the first instance. 

The following external and on campus advice and support services are available for students of UWA.

Reporting an incident

  • If you are away from campus and require immediate assistance, call police on 000
  • If you are on campus and need immediate assistance call the UWA Security emergency number 6488 2222 (this is available 24/7)
  • If something has happened to you or if you have observed something happening to a student (e.g. threatening behaviour, sexual assault, harassment, bullying), complete this form.
  • If you would like to talk someone, get in touch with Student Support Services or Guild Assist.
  • If you would like report an instance of graffiti or vandalism please call Client Services on 6488 2025 during normal campus hours or Security on 6488 3020 after hours. Alternatively you can email or lodge an online service request form. Please remember to provide a location and description (i.e. is it offensive?) to ensure staff can quickly rectify the situation. 


In an Emergency 24/7:

  • UWA Security: 6488 2222 (on campus)
  • Police: 000 (off campus)
  • The Sexual Assault Resource Centre provide a confidential counselling service to those over 12 years who have been sexually assaulted or abused either recently or in the past.

Other Resources

On campus

Off Campus


Also available are the UWA policies on: