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 strong commitment to improving prevention and response to sexual assault and harassment. Refer to our resources on sexual assault and harassment for more information.

If you or someone you know has experienced or witnessed any inappropriate or concerning behaviour, including sexual assault and/or sexual harassment you can report your concern online.

Report a concern

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

Seeking help

How can I get 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
  • have been raped, think you have been raped, or have been otherwise assaulted.

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.

Advice, assistance & support

If you or someone you know is affected by something concerning while at VU, contact Safer Community:

WestCASA at VU

WestCASA is a community-based sexual assault counselling service operating in Melbourne's west.

A dedicated Counsellor Advocate from WestCASA will be available by appointment at Footscray Park every Monday, 9am-5pm.

Call: +61 3 9919 5400

Or collect a referral form from Wellbeing Reception, Building M, Level 2 and email it to: [email protected].

Get support 24/7

VU students and staff can access dedicated, 24/7 support at WestCASA.

Call: +61 3 9216 0411

Read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.