Recent incidents in the vicinity of Parkville campus - Section contents

We ask everyone to please take special care.

In light of recent incidents in the vicinity of the Parkville campus, the University is asking students and staff to please take special care travelling to and from campus.

With exams currently taking place during shorter winter days, we’d especially like to remind students to be vigilant while studying after dark.

If you’re on campus at night, please remember to:

  • be aware of the locations of blue “Emergency” phones;
  • walk in well-lit areas and with friends where possible; and
  • avoid using mobile phones without paying attention to your surroundings.

Security officers on campus

Trained security officers patrol our campus 24 hours a day. Please be aware that if you’re concerned about your personal safety, security officers are available at Parkville campus to escort you to your car, public transport, colleges or other nearby locations. We encourage you to use this this free security escort service wherever possible by calling 1800 246 066.

And, in an emergency call Security on 8344 6666 or Victoria Police on 000.

The Safer Community Program

The University’s wellbeing and safety initiatives including the Safer Community Program and the Australian-first free ‘UniSafe’ phone app provide emergency contact details and safety information for all members of the University community.

The Safer Community Program is also available to provide support to anyone affected by such incidents and can be contacted on (03) 9035 8675 or by email at