Safer Community is a central point of enquiry, response and support for concerning, threatening or inappropriate behaviour. We provide support at all stages of responding to complex and sensitive situations.

Victoria University has a zero tolerance approach to sexual assault and harassment, with a strong commitment to improving prevention and response. Refer to our resources on sexual assault and harassment for more information.

In 2017, we launched VUSafe, VU's official mobile safety app. The app connects staff and students to campus safety, security and support resources and information.

For more information about the VU Safer Community program, please email [email protected].

Seeking help

You can seek help from Safer Community if you:

  • have safety or wellbeing concerns for yourself or someone else
  • are feeling attacked, harassed, intimidated, bullied or threatened
  • witness or have information about concerning behaviour.

You can still seek advice from Safer Community if the concerning behaviour occurs off campus.

What to do

For immediate assistance on campus contact VU Security on +61 3 9919 6666.

You can also press the button on one of the security help points around campus to get immediate help from the Security Operations Centre. Several help points exist across the Footscray Park and St Albans campuses, and more are being installed across the Werribee, Sunshine and Footscray Nicholson campuses.

For advice, assistance and support if you or someone you know is affected by something concerning while at VU, contact Safer Community:

View more information and advice about specific concerning behaviours, including:

Campaigns we support

We are proud to support a number of campaigns aimed at improving awareness, prevention and response to threatening or inappropriate behaviour.