Security and safety
Security Officers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
In an emergency call 5430 1122 (or 1122 if dialing on an internal extension)
|Service||Complete number||Internal extension|
|General Security Enquiries||5430 1168||1168|
Security is located at the Facilities Management Office.
- A telephone located outside the main entrance of the Facilities Management Office diverts to Security radios.
- Located at key points around the campus are Emergency call points and evacuation assembly points, to allow immediate communication with Security Officers.
- Please ask Security for assistance at any time. Particularly at night, Security escorts are available to accompany you to anywhere within the campus by telephoning 5430 1168.
- All Security Officer are qualified Senior First Aid Officers.
The University of the Sunshine Coast is committed to the safety of all students, staff and visitors and urges awareness at all times.
- Safety tips
- Safety of property
- Safety while taking public transport
- Safety while taking your car
- Use of public telephones and mobiles
UniSafe is a personal safety awareness program that was developed by the University of Queensland. USC is using the same program to maximise personal safety by educating staff, students and visitors to make the campus safer for everyone.
- Recognise and avoid potentially risky situations.
- Report any suspicious behaviour.
- Carry your ID card with you at all times.
- Be alert and walk purposefully as confidence deters attackers.
- Carry a personal alarm or be prepared to scream loudly, and run if threatened.
- Avoid lonely or gloomy places, especially at night—walk with a friend, a Security Officer, or stay with a crowd in well-lit areas.
- If someone follows you, go to a place where you know there will be other people.
- Trust your intuition.
- Take a personal safety course (available on campus soon).
- When you’re socialising, play smart—one drink too many could make you vulnerable.
- Always ensure that your personal property is never left unattended, including in the Library.
- Never ask other persons to mind property in your absence.
- Any property found or handed to Security is taken to Mail and Print Services (Ground Floor, ICT Building).
- Know your timetable and avoid long waits at the bus stop, especially if you’re alone.
- Keep to open, populated areas in full view of the bus and passing traffic.
- Telephone for taxis 131 008 and, if possible, have someone see you off and keep a note of the taxi number. Sit in the back seat on the opposite side to the driver, and do not disclose any personal information.
- Park in well-lit, busy areas.
- Move your car closer if you plan to be on campus after dark.
- Ensure that your vehicle is secured at all times.
- Never leave personal property visible in your car.
- Have keys in your hand ready to open the car door and if necessary, use to defend yourself against an attacker.
- Check the back seat or hatch for intruders before getting into your car.
- Once inside, lock all doors with windows up.
- Always carry change, a phone card or a mobile phone.
- When using a public telephone (located at Buildings I and K), turn your back to the phone and speak looking outwards.
- If threatened, dial the police 000 or Security 5430 1122.
- If you carry a mobile phone, program emergency numbers into it for quick access.
- If you call the police or Security, be sure to give your name and location.