Violence & sexual assault support

Our community values

The University strives to provide a safe, supportive and caring environment. Our commitments include:

  1. At ANU we believe that all students have a right to feel safe and secure at all times. We believe that students should be able to fully participate in all aspects of life on campus.
  2. We have an obligation to provide a safe environment for all students and staff.
  3. We believe that sexual assault and sexual harassment can prevent a student from taking part in activities and involvement in the life of the University.
  4. We will support students who report sexual harassment or sexual assault including facilitating access to relevant counselling, medical, police or legal services.
  5. We will do everything we can to ensure the safety of any student who reports sexual harassment or sexual assault.

Support for staff

There are support services available for staff that offer confidential support and counselling.

Dean of Staff

The Dean of Staff provides confidential and impartial advice, information, assistance and support to all academic and professional staff, in relation to workplace experience. The Dean of Staff may assist to resolve problems by acting as an intermediary through confidential, independent and informal early intervention, advocacy or mediation to achieve fair and equitable outcomes. You can make an appointment with the Dean of Staff by calling or emailing using the details below.
T: 02 6125 5976

Available hours: Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm.

Adviser to staff

The Adviser to Staff provides free, confidential and professional counselling and advice to staff on-campus in dealing with work related or personal issues that may be affecting their work. You can make an appointment with the Adviser to Staff by calling or emailing using the details below.
T: 02 6125 3616 and 02 6125 8283

Available hours: Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm.

Human Resources

Human Resources can offer support and information about employment, the ANU Enterprise Agreement, employee relations, supervision and remuneration, as well as staff health and safety services. You can contact Human Resources by calling or emailing using the details below.
T: 02 6125 3346

Available hours: Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm.

Employee Assistance Program

ANU staff members and their families can access several counselling and advisory services that can assist with a broad range of personal and work-related issues. Both Assure and Relationships Australia allow ANU staff and their families to receive up to four appointments per year. Both services are staffed by qualified, experienced and independent counsellors and the services are free and confidential.

Assure has multiple locations, and can provide appointments in person, over the phone, through email or over Skype. They also provide a 24 hour crisis hotline.
T: 1800 808 374


Relationships Australia is located in Deakin, and can provide appointments in person or over the phone.

T: 02 6122 7100


Other resources

Please visit Violence & sexual assault support page for advice and other online resources available.