During an emergency


In any emergency you should:

  1. Assess the situation.
  2. Move yourself and others away from immediate danger - warn others.
  3. Get help - call 000 for fire, medical or police emergencies*.
  4. Contain the emergency or provide help - if safe to do so.
  5. Seek shelter/evacuate via the nearest safe exit after assessing the danger. Follow all instructions from Wardens, Security and Emergency Services.

*After calling 000, you must notify University Security on 1800 646 501 as soon as possible.

Emergency procedures

These procedures have been developed in accordance with Australian legislation and standards of best practice to ensure, as far as possible, the safety, health and wellbeing of the University community during emergencies.

Active shooterAggressive behaviourArmed robberyAssisted evacuationBomb threatBushfire
Civil disorderCycloneEarthquakeEvacuationFireFirst aid
FloodGas leakHazardous substance spillHeatwaveLife supportMedical emergency
Power outageSevere weatherShelter in placeSuspicious itemTsunami

Note: Where possible, procedures have been taken from Australian Standard 3745:2010 - Planning for Emergencies in Facilities recommended procedures, or the current CDU Emergency Management Plan. If no University procedures are currently available, then information from best-practice external sources has been provided.