Health, Safety and Wellbeing

We have a responsibility to create and maintain campuses where our staff and students are safe, valued and empowered. Everyone has a responsibility to act in a safe way and ensure the safety of themselves and others in the workplace, both physically and psychologically. In adopting a beyond-zero approach to safety management we will be an exemplar in our safety standards, prevention of harm and promotion of wellbeing

The Wellbeing, Health and Safety Charter 2020-2025 affirms our commitment and vision for a safe and supported workplace.

Checkout the latest wellbeing initiatives, resources and information on the Wellbeing, Health and Safety site and Healthy University page.

The Wellbeing, Health and Safety Strategy 2020-2025 is a key strategic priority of our Inspiring People Strategy. Our journey will be focused around five key priority areas that support an environment where people are safe, healthy and well.

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.