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Safety and Emergency


SafeZone app homepage.

SafeZone is a free app for all CDU students, staff and contractors that connects you directly to our security and safety teams.


  • enables staff and students to raise an alert that sends their GPS location to the Security Command Centre
  • reduces the emergency response times by up to 50%
  • supports mass communications and enterprise safety protocols.

How it works

  1. Download the SafeZone app for your Apple or Android device.
  2. Register with your CDU email and password.
  3. From the homepage, you can quickly request first-aid, assistance or report an emergency.

Once the alert is sent, the security team will be notified of your location and be on the way to help you.

SafeZone respects your privacy and only tracks your location once you’ve initiated an alert.

For further information, contact:

    Notifications and messaging

    Receiving push-notifications and SMS messages from the University is another feature of the SafeZone App. 

    The App uses high-speed push messaging, so the University can send you important notifications in the case of an emergency.

    Where a tropical cyclone watch or warning that affects a campus or centre occurs the University will communicate information in an:

    • SMS and email to staff, and
    • via the SafeZone app to students and contractors.

    This communication will advise on actions related to campus closures and reopening.

    Notifications may be accompanied by a loud alarm sound or in some circumstances, silent with a buzz. Be sure to follow any directions you are given.

    Frequently asked questions

    For further information, please email

    Privacy of users

    SafeZone does not share your location until you send an alert or check-in. All information you provide as a SafeZone user is protected by federal and state privacy laws. Read about the privacy provisions.