Safety and security

The safety of our students, staff and visitors is extremely important to us. We have around-the-clock on-campus security services to ensure that you always get the help you need, when you need it.

Important numbers at all campuses

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24/7 Security control room
All campuses
222 1800 062 579
Emergency services 0 000 000
Safer Community 9244 3734 9244 3734

Find out what to do in an emergency at Deakin

SafeZone – our on-campus safety app

SafeZone is a free app for Deakin University students and staff that connects you directly to security services (24 hours a day). It's there for emergencies, but also for the times you just need some help. It might be an escort back to your car or assistance for those with a disability.

With the app you can:

  • send your name and location directly to security during an emergency
  • ask for first aid or assistance
  • request a security guard to escort you somewhere on campus
  • see where the Deakin shuttle buses are currently located
  • get safety tips and information relevant to your current location
  • receive important notifications from Deakin security.

We encourage you to download SafeZone for your Apple or Android device and register with your Deakin email address.

Learn more about SafeZone

Safer Community service

Safer Community is a University-wide service aimed at keeping all campuses safe. We respond to all reports of behaviour that is concerning, inappropriate or threatening, and offer support to all parties involved.

If you’ve witnessed or experienced behaviour or communication from someone that has caused you fear, offence or distress, you can contact the Safer Community service for help and advice.

We're happy to talk to staff, students and visitors and we evaluate all incidents and communication.

Deakin has zero tolerance to any form of sexual assault or violence.

Report a concern

More information for current students

Child safety

There are almost 1000 students under 18 at Deakin, with many more engaged through research, school outreach, work experience and other programs. The University is committed to child safety and promoting children’s best interests.

Learn more about child safety at Deakin

Services provided by our 24/7 security guards

Deakin's security officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week at all of our campuses. They're responsible for:

  • patrolling the campus and monitoring the CCTV and alarms
  • responding to security incidents, emergency situations and threat concerns
  • providing after-hours emergency assistance and first aid
  • escorting people safely around campus (you can request this service over the phone or with our SafeZone app).

On-campus security offices

Melbourne Burwood

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Building C, Level 1, Room 061800 062 579

Geelong Waurn Ponds

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Building JB
Level 2
Room 207
1800 062 579

Geelong Waterfront

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Building D
Level 2
Room 100
1800 062 579

Warrnambool

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Building A
Level 2
Room 56
1800 062 579