Sexual assault, harassment and crisis support

If you are in immediate danger, or in an emergency situation, call police, ambulance or fire services on 000 (triple zero).

If you are on any of our campuses and need help, you can also call Security:

Make sure you add the Security contact details to your phone so that you can get in touch quickly if you need them.

For crises that may not require emergency services, during business hours contact our counselling services on (02) 4921 6622.

For crisis support outside office hours (between 5pm and 9am on weekdays, and 24 hours on weekends) contact the out-of-hours crisis support line:

Sexual assault and harassment support

Sexual assault and harassment are not tolerated at the University of Newcastle. We take a victim-led approach to ensure that those who have been subjected to sexual assault and/or harassment may find the support they need, whenever they need it.

If you have been sexually assaulted or are experiencing some other crisis, you may feel afraid and not know what to do. There are a range of free and confidential services available for everyone – regardless of sexual orientation or gender – to ensure you do not feel alone in this time.

If you find your studies are suffering, contact Campus Care for assistance in obtaining a letter of support, or to arrange additional time for assessments or rescheduling exams.

For further information on how reports to the University are managed, please visit our FAQs on Reporting.

Other services to contact may include:

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.