Contact emergency services if you should find yourself or someone else in a life-threatening situation. This could include a fire, an assault or if someone is suffering from a medical condition or injury.
In the event of an emergency you should call 000. An operator will ask you for the details of the emergency including an address.
For all security enquiries, information and advice, use the contact numbers below.
Important contact numbers
On-campus Security: 1800 062 579
Deakin Health Services: 1300 722 206
VIC Police Assistance: 131 444
You can stay safe as long as you are careful and stay in public places. There are several resources available to help keep you safe. You can contact our Deakin campus security on 1800 062 579.
A free app that will put you in contact with our Safer Community Team 24/7.
Providing limited people with access to university rooms.
Security can escort you to and from your car or campus accommodation at night time.
Free transport around campus on the Deakin Shuttle Bus service.
Jump-starting cars and other basic mechanical services.
Anonymous incident reporting to keep our campus safe.
A network of staff has been trained in first aid and a list is posted in each building.
Take responsibility for your own actions and make smart choices.
Never carry your Personal Identification Number with your credit cards. Never tell anyone, including a bank representative what your PIN is.
Avoid lonely or unlit places, especially at night; walk with a friend or stay in a group of people.
Be alert and walk purposefully; look confident. Be wary of strangers, on foot or in cars asking for directions.
Move away from any threatening behaviour where possible.
Contact a staff member immediately if you observe anything suspicious occurring in or around the campus.
If you feel concerned at night, on the campus, request an escort by phoning campus security.
Never leave your wallet, bag or purse or other items of property unattended.
Only carry enough money for your immediate needs.
Report all thefts to Security.
Do not leave valuables in your vehicle.
OSHC is mandatory for international students
All international students must obtain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the proposed duration of their student visa. For students who will be undertaking a packaged course, there cannot be a gap in the OSHC coverage. Your OSHC fee can be found on your offer letter and is paid with the first tuition payment.
If you become unwell, there are medical centres on campus. Visit our Medical Centres page for more information on services and booking an appointment.