Emergencies & security

ANU Security provides security services to ANU and works with emergency services to respond to emergencies on campus.


If the emergency is of a life threatening nature, dial 000 and state the nature of the emergency.

If dialling from an ANU internal phone you will need to dial 0000. Your call will be transferred to the appropriate trained emergency operator.

Then call ANU Security on 02 6125 2249 (extension 52249 from internal phones). All phone calles made to ANU security are recorded for security purposes.

Most ANU buildings have trained first aid officers. Seek help from nearby staffed buildings in the case of medical emergencies.

For after hours support, the switchboard operator number will automatically divert to ANU Security.

Direct numbers

  Office hours (9am - 5pm) After hours
Fire safety 52612 52249
Security 52249 52249
University maintenance 54000  
Adviser to staff 53616 0413 594414
Counselling centre 52442  
Sexual harassment line 52249  
Occupational Health & Safety line 52193 52249
Hazards on the grounds 54000 52249
Sharps (needles) 52249  
Medical Services 02 6178 0400  


City services, direct numbers (dial 0 for outside line)

Service Phone number
Ambulance (ACT) 62079900
Burst water/gas mains (ACTEWAGL) 131193
Fire brigade (fire calls only) 000
Police and water police (General enquiries) 62567777


Other support services

Service Phone number

ANU Crisis Support Line (for intense emotional distress or mental health issues)

5pm to 9 am weekdays, 24/7 weekends and public holidays

1300 050 327

SMS: 0488 884 170

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre (24 hrs) 6247 2525
Canberra Sexual Health Clinic 62473077
Domestic Violence Crisis Service 6280 0900
Men's Line Australia 1300 78 99 78
Women's Centre for Health Matters 6290 2166

Hazardous material emergencies

Staff faced with hazardous material emergencies-including chemical, photographic, biological, and radioactive emergencies should contact ANU Security on extension 52249.


ANU Security manages security services on campus including safety initiatives and providing security related resources to the ANU community.

To contact ANU Security dial on 02 6125 2249 (extension 52249 from internal phones).