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Thank you for visiting the Deakin University Emergency Management web site for on-campus students. You will find some important information for your safety in the event of a threat or an emergency here. Please take a few moment to read this information carefully.
Your personal safely is very important to us.
There may occasions where you may be subject to threats. In these situations it is important to know what to do – at its simplest this means contacting Security on 222.
Deakin University tries, so far as practicable, to make its campuses safe and secure for all. All campuses are patrolled by security officers, 24 hours per day, seven days per week. On all campuses, Security may be reached by internal phone on 222. The new VOIP phones have this as a speed dial option. The full numbers are:
|Melbourne Campus at Burwood||(03) 9244 6222|
|Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds||(03) 5227 2222|
|Warrnambool Campus||(03) 5563 3222|
|Geelong Waterfront Campus||(03) 5227 8222|
It is strongly recommended that you store the appropriate number above on your mobile phone. Further details can be found on the Deakin Security web site.
If you are a student, there may be instances when you are working on your assignments in the computer labs or moving around the campus at night.
Security will provide escorts to car parks and public transport pick up points ON CAMPUS if they are contacted.
There are also a number of measures you can take to improve your personal safety and security at night:
Most buildings have two-tone emergency sirens.
Note: Most automatic alarms will change from alert to evacuate automatically
after 3 minutes.
Regardless of anything else, you must evacuate when the evacuation siren sounds
Some smaller buildings have a fire bell.
If you find a fire there is always the temptation to fight it personally. However your first priority must be to confine the fire, raise the alarm and safely evacuate the building. Do not fight the fire unless you have had specific recent training in the use of extinguishers and have backup present.
Alternatively, you may wish to download the Student & Visitor prompt (49KB) for your future reference.