Work health and safety

The wellbeing, health and safety of everyone on our campuses and facilities is a major priority. We do all we can to make sure our University is somewhere staff, students and visitors feel safe and protected at all times.

Checkout the latest wellbeing initiatives, resources and information on the Sharepoint site and Healthy University page.

Wellbeing, Health and Safety Strategy 2020-2025

The Draft Wellbeing, Health and Safety Strategy 2020-2025 is now available.

Information about COVID-19

Please see In the Loop and the Alerts page for regular updates and the Toolbox page for health and safety related documentation and resources.

Safety alerts

From time to time the University may issue a safety alert as a reminder or as advised by relevant authorities. These are important and any advice should be enacted immediately.

Information for Students:

It is important to report all injuries, illnesses, hazards and near misses as soon as reasonably possible. If you notice a hazard or are involved in an incident and you are a HDR student you can log a report in AIMS, if you are an undergraduate student please inform a member of University staff so they can log a Health and Safety Incident Report on your behalf. Alternatively, contact the Health and Safety Team directly at or call 4033 9999 (option #5).

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.