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 assistance you need, when you need it.

Important numbers at all campuses

Situation Landline Mobile
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) when you need help on campus.

With the app you can: 

  • send your name and location directly to security
  • ask for first aid or assistance
  • request a security guard to escort you somewhere on campus
  • receive important notifications from Deakin security.

We encourage all students, staff and visitors to our campuses to download SafeZone for their mobile devices.

Download our SafeZone app for Apple

Download our SafeZone app for Android

Download our SafeZone app for Windows

Safer Community service

Safer Community is a university-wide service aimed at keeping all campuses safe. We respond to all reports of behaviour which 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

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 06+61 3 9244 6222

Geelong Waurn Ponds

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Building JB
Level 2
Room 207
+61 3 5227 2222

Geelong Waterfront

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Building D
Level 2
Room 100
+61 3 5227 8222

Warrnambool

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Building A
Level 2
Room 56
+61 3 5563 3222