Notre Dame: Respect. Now. Always.

The University of Notre Dame Australia is joining with all other Australian universities in a new national initiative driven by Universities Australia to ensure all students and staff continue to promote a culture of safety and respect in their university community.

The Respect. Now. Always. campaign aims to raise awareness among university students and staff that sexual assault and harassment are unacceptable, and to ensure that avenues of support are available, appropriate and easily accessible.

This campaign reflects the longstanding work of the University. Underpinned by its Objects, Notre Dame is commitment to providing an excellent standard of pastoral care to all students in a learning environment within a context of Catholic faith and values.

Our shared task as a University community is to strengthen a culture of awareness, prevention and support across all of its Campuses to encourage the safest environment in which to study, socialise and flourish in university life.

Student Code of Conduct
The University encourages students to pursue excellence in all their endeavours within the boundaries of respect and tolerance for themselves and others. The purpose of the Student Code of Conduct is to provide students with guidance on the standards of conduct expected of them during their time at Notre Dame.

Staff Code of Conduct
Every staff member and student is entitled to work and study in an environment free from harassment, bullying or discrimination. The purpose of the Staff Code of Conduct is to ensure that all staff members treat other employees, students and members of the community equally with courtesy and fairness.

Contact information
The University has a number of on-Campus support services available to students, including a confidential counselling service and grievance officers who are trusted with discussing many issues affecting a student's academic or personal life.

  • Counselling Service
    The Counselling Service provides a free, confidential and safe environment in which students can discuss with a counsellor any personal or study-related issues that are impacting on their ability to study effectively. To get in touch with Notre Dame's Counselling Service, please visit:
    Fremantle Campus
    Sydney Campus

  • Grievance Officers
    The University's Grievance Officers are a student's first point of contact if they wish to raise a Grievance. Notre Dame's Grievance Officers listen to students and provide information that will assist them to make informed decisions about how best to address their grievance.
    For a list of University Grievance Officers on each Campus, please click here.

  • Security
    Security officers at the University work hard to ensure that all of Notre Dame's Campuses are safe and secure environments. They are employed to respond to incidents, maintain building security by opening and monitoring them, and provide assistance to students, staff and visitors.

    Please contact one of the below numbers for security assistance.

    Fremantle: 0438 923 955                      Personal Safety Information
    Broome: 0475 985 197
    Sydney (Broadway): 0403 458 011        Personal Safety Information
    Sydney (Darlinghurst): 0406 318 213    Personal Safety Information

  • Emergency

    Step 1: If there is an immediate life-threatening emergency to you or another person, please call 000.
    Step 2: In the case of an emergency or if you require security assistance, please contact one of numbers above.

  • Other useful contacts

    National

    Police / Ambulance / Fire Brigade – 000
    Lifeline (24 hour phone counselling) – www.lifeline.org.au / 13 11 14
    beyondblue – 1300 224 636
    Mental Health Emergency Response Line – 1300 555 788
    The Sexual Assault Resource Centre (24 hours) – 1800 199 888
    Kids Helpline – www.kidshelp.com.au / 1800 551 800
    Alcohol and Drug Information Service – 1800 422 599

    Broome / Fremantle

    Fremantle Headspace – www.headspace.org.au/fremantle / 9335 6333
    Centrecare – www.centrecare.com.au / 9325 6644
    Anglicare – 9263 2000
    Relationships Australia – www.relationships.org.au / 9432 5000
    St John of God Counselling Centre – 6226 9444

    Sydney

    NSW Rape Crisis Line (24 hours) – www.nswrapecrisis.com.au / 1800 424 017
    Salvos Crisis Line – www.salvos.org.au / 8736 3295
    NSW Poisons Information Centre – 13 11 26
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