- CDU security
- Reporting of Crimes/Incidents and Emergencies on Campus
- Lost and Found Procedure
- Lost and Found Notificaton Form - Reporting Lost and Found Property
- UNI-SAFE student/staff escorts
- Personal safety and security
- Bicycle safety and security
Charles Darwin University adopts the UNI-SAFE program, which aims to alert students, staff and visitors of personal safety issues and as part of the program, aims to maximize those issues within the Charles Darwin University community.
Alice Springs campus
For security escort service between 0800 and 2200 and other security matters, please call 042 881 6741.
There is 24-hour security at Casuarina campus. Contacts as follows:
Freecall: 1800 646 501
Phone: 08 8946 7777
The Security Office is located in Red 1 behind the Post Office.
You should report anything suspicious to security as well as reporting all incidents including minor thefts. Suspicious activities can include individuals loitering around unattended offices, vehicles or bicycle racks. It is important to report occurrences as these trends can be identified and appropriate measures instigated.
Security officers are available to escort students and staff after hours between buildings, campus car parks and local public transport points. To arrange for this service please phone security on extension 7777. A number of buildings have direct security access phones. Lift the handset and the phone will automatically contact security. These are easily identifiable under large red and white signage. Get to know where these phones are in your building. If you do not think a security escort is necessary, there are 'corridors of light' walkways, which are strategically placed around the campus and run from all the main buildings to the car parks.
- Never leave your wallet, bag or purse or other items of property unsecured and unattended.
- Only carry sufficient cash for your immediate needs.
- Clearly marking your property leaves no doubt to ownership. Especially the text books that you need for study.
- Never carry your Personal Identification Number with your credit cards. Never tell anyone, including a bank representative what your PIN is.
- Do not put your bag or purse on the floor when in a public toilet cubicle.
- Hide any valuables inside your vehicle, so they cannot be easily seen.
- Avoid lonely or gloomy places, especially at night - walk with a friend or stay with a crowd.
- Be alert and walk purposefully. Confidence deters attackers.
- Be wary of strangers, on foot or in cars asking directions - it is better to be rude than in trouble.
- If someone follows you, change direction and go to a place where there are other people.
- Respect your intuition. Do not allow rationality to over-ride your 'sixth-sense' - it could protect you.
Bicycles on campus should be secured to designated bike racks using a good quality 'U' or 'D' lock. Security strongly advise the use of two locks, one being a 'U' or 'D' and the other strengthened solid steel lock with plastic coated overlay. This may prove expensive but would ultimately be cheaper than a new bicycle.
Bicycles must not be attached to posts or railings, as not only can they cause access problems, especially for those with disabilities, but it is also unsightly and causes damage to the fittings. Any bicycle found in an area other than a designated bike rack could result in the bicycle being 'clamped' by Security inline with the Charles Darwin University (Site and Traffic) By-laws. The owner would then need to contact Security to negotiate release of the bicycle.
The Health, Safety and Environment branch of the university has a Bicycles on Campus guideline which aims to alert students and staff of area where bicycle riding is prohibited. The guideline states:
- Bicycles are not to be ridden on covered walkways
- Where there is a bicycle and pedestrian-shared pathway, the pedestrian always has right of way
- Bicycles are not to be ridden on pathways on university grounds at a speed greater than walking pace
- Bicycles shall utilise the ring roads of the university where possible to reach their destination point and park bicycles at the nearest parking rack
- Riding under the breezeway of Orange 1/2 is strictly prohibited - this is a high pedestrian traffic area.