Victoria University (VU) is partnering with Universities Australia to ensure that students and staff are safe from sexual violence.

We have zero tolerance to sexual assault and harassment. One incident of sexual violence is one too many.

We are dedicated to preventing and responding to sexual assault and harassment.

View the updated list of Victoria University’s response to the Change the Course report* recommendations.

*Change the course: National report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities

National student survey results

In late 2016, Universities Australia and the Australian Human Rights Commission launched Australia's first ever national prevalence survey on university student experiences of sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Institutional results summary

Coinciding with the release of the National Report by the Australian Human Rights Commission, VU's institutional results summary is now available:

Victoria University: institutional results summary (1 August 2017)

VU recognises that the release of the results from the national survey, and from individual institutions, may be personally challenging for some readers who have an experience of sexual harassment or assault.

If you feel you need help or support now or at any time, please refer to our Sexual assault & harassment - What to do fact sheet for information about how to seek assistance or help others.

Further, a new national University Support Line has been established for university students - 1800 572 224.

Find out more

Read our FAQs, or visit Universities Australia for more information.

About the campaign

VU joined the "Respect. Now. Always." campaign initiated by Universities Australia. Universities Australia rolled out "Respect. Now. Always." as part of a wider initiative across Australia to improve awareness and support for victims of sexual assault.

The campaign raises the awareness of sexual assault and harassment on Australian university campuses. By raising the awareness of this important issue, the campaign aims to empower those who have experienced sexual assault or harassment to seek the help and support they need.

The campaign provides an opportunity for the university sector to review policies, reporting procedures, and support services for victim survivors of sexual assault.

Respect & responsibility – what is consent?

Respect. Now. Always. at VU

Victoria University established Safer Community at the beginning of 2016 as a central point of enquiry, response and support for concerning, threatening or inappropriate behaviour, including sexual assault and harassment. The "Respect.Now.Always" campaign at VU is part of our commitment to providing a safe and inclusive learning and working environment for all students, staff, and visitors at our campuses.