Get support

If you or someone you know feels unsafe or needs to talk, the following University, on-campus, and community support services can help you.

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This website includes information on sexual harassment and sexual assault and may be distressing for some people. For support, contact the Safer Community Program.

University support services

There are a range University services available to support victim/survivors of sexual misconduct.

More support services on campus

UMSU Advocacy Service

UMSU, a non-profit organisation run by students for students, provides a range of services, including legal, advocacy and welfare.

UMSU Resources for Survivors

UMSU has dedicated Sexual Harm Response Coordinators who can provide specialist support and resources for students who have experienced sexual misconduct.

Student Health and Wellbeing Hub

The Student Health and Wellbeing Hub is the front door for student health and wellbeing resources, events, services and more. Use the site to learn about services and support available at the University, book counselling and medical appointments, learn about wellbeing and mental health activities, explore proactive self-care options, and connect with others in the University community.

Access the Student Health and Wellbeing Hub

Respect education for staff

This professional development program for all University staff will help build your capability and confidence to call out and respond to sexual misconduct in our community.

Access the Respect Education Program

Our commitments to you

The University of Melbourne is committed to a safe, inclusive and respectful community.

If you have experienced or are experiencing any form of sexual assault or harassment, we need to know. We are here to listen to you, to help you, and to support you.

If you have experienced any behaviours that concern you, you can freely and confidentially report incidents, and access support, advice, information, and other specialist services.

We are here to support you.

Discover more about our commitments

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Duncan Maskell on Respect at the University of Melbourne.

SafeZone: A free safety app

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Download SafeZone. Quickly share your location and details with the University Security team, who can assist you.

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