What to do
Download the Family violence fact sheet.
Take these steps only if you feel it is safe to do so:
- Leave the abusive relationship or situation.
- Consider seeking crisis accommodation.
If you or someone you know is unsafe or needs immediate assistance, for example if you are hurt or injured, call for help as soon as you can:
- On campus – Security 9919 6666 (24/7).
- Off campus – Police & Ambulance 000 (Triple Zero).
Increase your personal safety
- Program emergency numbers in your phone.
- Make a safety plan, including family and friends phone numbers, and safe locations you can go.
- Use incognito browsing on your internet browser if you don't want your history to be viewed.
- Keep cash and important documents hidden in a safe place if you need to access them quickly.
Seek advice and support
- Speak to a trusted friend, family member or neighbour about the behaviour for support.
- Ask trusted people not to convey your location to the person.
- Report the behaviour or seek advice, assistance and support from the University:
- Report an incident to campus security.
- Safer Community provides advice, assistance and referrals, including appropriate safety arrangements.
- Counselling provides free and confidential support for students call 9919 5400 for an appointment.
- Advocacy provides independent representation and assistance with University processes, including special consideration.
- Seek help from a professional support service, such as National Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Service on 1800 737 732.
- Seek advice and assistance from a professional support services to provide information, advocacy and support, such as Safe Steps on 1800 015 188.
- Seek legal advice about your rights and options.
Record and report the behaviour
- Keep and date a record of all incidents.
- Keep and date any evidence of the behaviour, including emails and messages, photos, and medical records.
- Report the behaviour to the Police to investigate.
- If you receive a threat of physical harm or feel concerned for your immediate safety, report to the Police immediately.
- Consider if applying for an intervention order is right for your situation; it forbids the person contacting or approaching you, but know the risks, it does not deter all perpetrators of family violence.