Everyone has the right to a safe and secure learning and working environment. We care about the safety and wellbeing of everyone who visits our campuses.
We understand that concerning, threatening or inappropriate behaviour might affect you during your time at VU, regardless of where it takes place. If you or someone you know is affected by concerning behaviours, Safer Community can provide specialist advice, assistance and referrals to support.
The pages in this section provide information to help you understand different types of concerning, threatening or inappropriate behaviour that might affect you, or someone you know. The information includes:
- definitions of these behaviours
- information, statistics and resources about these behaviours
- what you can do if you or someone you know experiences concerning, threatening or inappropriate behaviour
- how the behaviour affects the LGBTQIA community
- where you can get help on and off campus.
In 'Concerning, threatening or inappropriate behaviour':
Bullying & cyberbullying
Bullying and cyberbullying can make you feel unsafe. Follow these tips, links and contacts if you are ...
Support, online resources and policies & processes relating to situations of family violence.
Safety of children & young people
Victoria University has a zero tolerance approach to child abuse or harm. All reports of child safety ...
Mental health concerns
What you can do if you or someone you know needs support with mental health issues.
Sexual assault & harassment
Information and support relating to sexual offences.
Self-harm & suicidal behaviours
What to do if you or someone you know is thinking of self-harm or suicidal behaviours.
Tips, links and contacts to help you deal with stalking and harassment.
Discrimination & harassment
Find out what to do if you experience discrimination or harassment.
Other behaviours of concern
Information and support relating to alcohol and drug abuse, homelessness & other behaviours of concern.
What to do
For immediate assistance contact VU Security on +61 3 9919 6666.
For advice, assistance and support if you, or someone you know, is affected by innapropriate behaviour while at VU, contact Safer Community:
Bookmark the safer-community webpage.
For more information about the VU Safer Community program, contact the Senior Coordinator, Dr Elli Darwinkel:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: +61 3 9919 5637