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Report sexual misconduct online

Use a confidential form to make a disclosure or complaint to the University
If you have experienced sexual misconduct, you can confidentially report it or make an anonymous disclosure to the University. The online reporting forms can be used by students, staff, affiliates and members of the public.

Sexual misconduct is prohibited at the University of Sydney. Behaviour that is intimidating, abusive, disrespectful or threatening, including sexual assault and sexual harassment, is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.

If you choose to report an incident to the University, you have the option to either make a complaint or a disclosure. For information on the difference between making a complaint or a disclosure, refer to the information on this page.

These online forms allow you to report a recent or historical incident of sexual misconduct that you have experienced.  If you are a student or staff member, you may also report an incident that you have witnessed at the University.

For information about how reports of sexual misconduct are managed, refer to the information on this page.

Help making a report

If you would like support or advice about your options, or you would like help using the online form to make a report, you can contact the Safer Communities Office directly:

Phone

+61 2 8627 6808 or 1800 SYD HLP (1800 793 457) (option 2, then option 1) from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Email

safer-communities.officer@sydney.edu.au

Face to face/Zoom appointments:

You can also arrange an appointment with the Safer Communities Office by contacting us using the details listed above.

Using the online forms

The aims of the online forms are to:

  • provide information about the options and support services that are available to students, staff, affiliates, and members of the public, including survivors of historical sexual misconduct;
  • collect accurate information about sexual misconduct, including sexual assault and sexual harassment, connected to the University
  • reduce incidents of sexual misconduct by identifying trends from reports.

Before you begin

The University understands that you may not wish to provide specific information about what happened, or personal details about yourself.  You only need to provide as much information as you feel comfortable with. The form will ask you to answer a number of questions, some of which are required and some of which are optional.

We encourage you to read all the questions in the form before you start to fill it in. There is no time limit for you to complete the form once you have logged in, however some sections have word limits, so you might want to create a separate Word document and attach it to your form under the “Additional Information” section if you would like to provide more information.

If you are a current student or staff member of the University accessing the student and staff forms, you will need your UniKey to log in. If you are making a disclosure (meaning that you want to make a report, but you do not want the University to take further action) your UniKey will not be sent to the team of specialist staff who receive the disclosure report.  It is kept in a separate secure log. The University will not use your UniKey to identify or contact you, unless the information you provide gives the University reason to believe that you or another person are at immediate risk of harm.  You will need to provide your UniKey if you are making a complaint (rather than a disclosure).

If you do not have a UniKey or you wish to make an anonymous complaint, you can make disclosure using Form 3: Reports of sexual misconduct by members of the public.

A reference number will be provided to you after you have submitted your report. You should make a note of your reference number in case you would like to follow up on your report or add any further details later on. You can do this by emailing safer-communities.officer@sydney.edu.au. If you decide not to provide contact details in your report, the reference number is the only communication you will receive from the University. 


Form 1: Student reports of sexual misconduct

Use this form if:

  • you are a student and:
  • you want to make a disclosure or complaint of sexual misconduct that you have experienced; or
  • you want to make a report of sexual misconduct that you have witnessed involving another student; or
  • you are a staff member and you want to make a report of sexual misconduct that you have witnessed involving a student.

(Note: Unless you are a specialist member of staff, the form will not allow you to make a complaint on someone else’s behalf.)


Form 2: Staff/affiliates reports of sexual misconduct

Use this form if you are a staff member or affiliate and you want to make a disclosure or complaint of sexual misconduct:

  • that you have experienced; or
  • that you have witnessed involving another staff member or affiliate.

(Note: The form will not allow you to make a complaint on someone else’s behalf.  If you want to make a report of sexual misconduct that you have witnessed involving a student, use Form 1.)


Form 3: Reports of sexual misconduct by members of the public

Use this form if:

  • you are a member of the public and you want to make a report of sexual misconduct (including historical sexual misconduct); or
  • you are a student, staff member or affiliate and you want to make an anonymous report of sexual misconduct.

No Unikey is required.


Support services and resources

Emergency contacts
  • In an emergency, you should contact emergency services by dialling triple zero (000). 
  • Staff, students and affiliates who feel unsafe on campus or are concerned for someone else’s safety can also contact Protective Services on 9351 3333, 24 hours a day.
  • NSW Rape Crisis Centre on 1800 424 017 or online via www.nswrapecrisis.com.au (available 24/7)
  • 1800RESPECT National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service on 1800 737 732 or online via www.1800respect.org.au (available 24/7)
  • Lifeline 13 11 14 (online chat or video also available 7 pm -midnight)
  • Mental Health Line (NSW) 1800 011 511
  • Suicide Callback Service 1300 659 467 (online chat or video also available 24 hours)
  • Blueknot Helpline 1300 657 380 (Available Mon-Sun, 9 am-5 pm AEST) or email on helpline@blueknot.org.au
  • NSW Health Sexual Assault Services
  • Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital Sexual Assault Service on 9515 9040 (Monday to Friday) or 9515 6111 (after hours).  Counselling and medical services are available for anyone who has been sexually assaulted.  Protective services can arrange transport to RPA.
  • Westmead Hospital Sexual Assault Service on 9845 7940 (daytime) or 9845 5555 (24 hours).
  • Blacktown/Mount Druitt Sexual Assault Service, Blacktown Community Health Centre on 9881 8700 (daytime) or 9845 5555 (24 hours).
Students:
Staff/affiliates:
  • Safer Communities Office tel +61 2 8627 6808 or by email safer-communities.officer@sydney.edu.au (M – F 8:30 am – 5:30 pm)
  • Employee Assistance Program - Benestar on 1300 360 364
  • Staff health support on 9351 4052, 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday;
  • Security services - contact Protective Services on 9351 3333, 24 hours a day;
  • Health services (for current staff and affiliates only) - contact the University Health Service on 9351 3484, 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday;
  • Staff unions – NTEU Sydney Branch 9351 2827 or sydney@nteu.org.au (for NTEU members only); CPSU 1300 137 636 or members@cpsu.org.au.
Former students/staff/affiliates:
  • Safer Communities Office tel +61 2 8627 6808 or by email safer-communities.officer@sydney.edu.au (M – F 8:30 am – 5:30 pm)
  • Security services - contact Protective Services on 9351 3333, 24 hours a day.