Safer Community provides support and advice to students and staff concerned about threatening or inappropriate behaviour.
RMIT is committed to providing a respectful, safe and secure learning and working environment.
If you are feeling unsafe, maybe you’re not sure what to do or what you can do, you can talk to us about your concerns and options
If you’ve been assaulted, or have experienced threatening or inappropriate behaviour as a member of the RMIT community, we can help you.
What happens when you contact us
We will listen
We will ask you about your circumstances and concern/s and listen to what you have to say.
We will ask you what you think will help you
In order to help, we need to understand what’s important to you. You don’t have to come up with a solution yourself, but we do need to know your priorities so we can give you the right advice. e.g. “I want to feel safe when I come to class”.
We will explain and explore options
It’s up to you to decide which option is most appropriate for you. We will tell you what options are available, how they might help and what each path would look like for you. Sometimes we will need to take steps to ensure the safety of our community. We will always discuss this with you.
We will develop an approach to the issue that considers your wellbeing
We will always consider your wellbeing in any options we propose.
It’s okay if your circumstances change and you no longer need or want our help. If there are steps we need to take to ensure the safety of our community we will discuss these with you.
Help someone else
If someone you know has been assaulted, or has experienced threatening or inappropriate behaviour as a member of the RMIT community, we can help you help them.
As a friend, family or staff member you are an important source of support to members of the RMIT community. If you are concerned about an incident, or behaviour you have become aware of, contact us to talk through your concerns.
Contact Safer Community:
Phone: 03 9925 2396
Safer Community is not an emergency service; our email and phone messages are checked daily, Monday-Friday.
If you or others feel at risk or consider the situation to be an emergency, call the Police or an ambulance on 000.
If you are concerned on campus, alert Campus Safety and Security on 03 992 53333.