Your safety and wellbeing are our number one priority. If you are at risk of being harmed by someone else or at risk of harming yourself, please call Emergency Services on 000 or Campus Security on +61 2 9351 3333 immediately.
The University acknowledges that for most people submitting a report of sexual misconduct can be a confronting experience. The Safer Communities Office staff are available 8.30 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday, Sydney local time. You can speak with a team member or make an appointment on the phone +61 2 8627 6808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Sydney's Safer Communities Office and Student Wellbeing will use the information you provide on this form to understand your needs, to provide you with care and support if you would like this, and wherever possible, respond to the incident you are reporting. For more information about how your personal information will be managed by the Safer Communities team, please see our full privacy collection notice.
You can make a complaint of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault or sexual harassment, if you would like the University to investigate or to take specific action in response to something that you have experienced. You must not make a complaint on behalf of someone else (unless you are a Safer Communities staff member, Student Affairs Officer or student caseworker). If you want to report something that someone else has experienced, you must make a disclosure.
You can make a disclosure (rather than a complaint) if you would like to make the University aware of an incident, but do not wish the University to investigate or to take any specific action in response to the incident. We understand that this can be a difficult time, so this is a way to report something that's happened and find out your options for support. If you make disclosure, you can still choose to make a complaint to the University about the same incident at a later time. If you want to report something that someone else has experienced, you must make a disclosure rather than a complaint. Where possible, you should seek permission from the affected person to make the disclosure.
The following questions will help us direct the most appropriate support to the person affected.
In certain circumstances we are required by law to report incidents involving children and young people to the NSW Department of Communities and Justice. For further information on this mandatory reporting requirement, please see: Reporting and responding to child wellbeing and safety concerns | Family & Community Services (nsw.gov.au)
A reminder: forensic medical examinations for evidence collection can be undertaken up to five days after an incident of sexual assault.
Your local sexual assault service is available 24/7 can be contacted here
Please add any other information in regards to any action or support that you would like to University to provide. It's ok if you aren't sure what you want to happen. Staff from the Safer Communities Office can discuss your options with you. Please note that if you choose to make an anonymous report, the University will be limited in the follow-up action that it can take. The University will also be unable to contact you about available support or to provide updates.
(You can provide their full name and any other information that may help to identify person responsible)
You may provide details of the incident(s) you wish to report
The University of Sydney's Safer Communities Office and Student Wellbeing will use the information you provide on this form to understand your needs, to provide you with care and support if you would like this, and wherever possible, respond to the incident you are reporting.
We will not disclose the personal information you provide to anybody else, unless you have given consent, or unless we are authorised or required to do so by law.
If you choose to submit an anonymous report, we will respect your privacy and will have no means to reidentify you.
To help us to identify trends and develop targeted responses to sexual misconduct in the University community, strictly de-identified information about the incident you are reporting may be used in analysis and reporting.
If you have questions or concerns about this form, please contact the Safer Communities Office on +61 2 8627 6808 or at email@example.com.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this form. When you click on the Submit button, the form will be sent to the Safer Communities Office and you will receive an email confirming the form submission. Please ensure you have received a confirmation email before closing this form. The Safer Communities Office will contact you within 2 business days.
To amend or withdraw your disclosure after it has been submitted, please contact the Safer Communities Office.
If you would like to attach any documents about the incident(s) you have reported, please respond to the email that you will receive upon submitting this report and attach your documents to the email.
If you would like to attach any documents about the incident(s) you have reported, please email the attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org and put your anonymous 6 digits reference number in the email.