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Emergency assistance:

Non-emergency assistance:

How to disclose or report

We are here to help you

We want you to feel safe and to thrive at Federation University. If you or someone you know has experienced harassment, violence or threats of violence, including sexual harm, we can support you. There are options for support or to take action if that is what you want.

If you are in immediate danger or feel very unsafe, you can call campus security, the police or ask one of the staff contacts below to do this for you.

You can choose to either disclose or report.

Disclosure

This is telling someone. There are Federation staff who are trained to listen to your disclosure and respond in a trauma-informed way, which means knowing ways to support you, help you to make an informed choice and to feel safer. If you want the University to do something about the situation or person who is causing harm, you may also choose to report.

You can safely disclose to:

Counselling
Ph: (03) 5327 9470 (Ballarat and Western campuses)
Ph: (03) 5122 6425 (Gippsland and Berwick)
Email: counselling@federation.edu.au

Equity and Diversity
Ph: (03) 5327 6461
Email: equity.office@federation.edu.au

Residential Support Officers (through the FedUni Living office )
Ph: (03) 5327 9480

Student Advisory
Ph: (03) 5327 6105
Email: studentadviser@federation.edu.au

Reporting

This is also telling someone, but with the expectation that they will do something about it. When you report you will be given options for some pathways for action. You don't have to take the action yourself - there are different actions the University can take on your behalf to stop and prevent further concerning behaviour. We will also take steps to make sure you aren't treated badly or unfairly for reporting (victimisation).

You can safely report to:

Equity and Diversity
Ph: (03) 5327 6461
Email: equity.office@federation.edu.au

Residential Support Officers (through the FedUni Living office )
Ph: (03) 5327 9480

Student Advisory
Ph: (03) 5327 6105
Email: studentadviser@federation.edu.au

Head of Campus Security
Ph: 1800 333 732