Report property emergencies at any time

For urgent facilities and maintenance issues, please call (07) 3735 8888 (ext: 8888 on campus) between 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Outside of these hours, please visit or call Security. See locations and contact details below.

Security office locations and contacts

CampusLocation Internal phone External phone
Gold Coast Level 3, Business 1 building near Student Guild office 7777 (07) 5552 7777
Logan Entrance to Information Services building 7777 (07) 3382 1717
Mt Gravatt Entrance to Information Services building M23 7777 (07) 3735 7777
Nathan The Circuit 7777 (07) 3735 7777
Queensland College of Art Courtyard 7777 (07) 3735 6226
Queensland Conservatorium Foyer 7777 (07) 3735 6226


When reporting an incident, provide the following information, where possible:

  • location and time of the incident
  • your name and contact details
  • nature of the incident (burst water main, fire, injury)
  • brief description of what has happened
  • description of what you are doing now

A list of emergency contacts can be found in the Griffith App.


Emergency evacuation procedure

If the evacuation alarm sounds, or you are advised to evacuate the building:

  • do not panic – remain calm
  • leave the building immediately
  • do not delay when gathering personal belongings or bags, this may delay your exit from the building
  • do not use building lifts
  • do not run, push or overtake
  • go to the building's emergency assembly area and remain there (see evacuation plans)
  • listen and follow instructions from building wardens, security officers, campus chief warden or emergency services personnel
  • Fire alarm: close but do not lock doors
  • Chemical or biological threat: close but do not lock doors
  • Bomb threat: leave doors open
  • do not re-enter the building, or leave the assembly area until given the all clear by building wardens, security officers or appropriate personnel

Warden identification

For emergencies and building incidents, such as fire alarms, emergency staff will usually be wearing identifying apparel, as follows.

However, please follow any staff member who verbally identifies themselves as emergency management staff — they may not always be wearing official apparel.

Campus chief warden

The campus chief warden manages the initial University response to emergencies on campus. Griffith has three campus chief wardens.

Gold Coast

Simon Somogyi (07) 5552 8959 (ext. 28959)

Nathan, Logan, Mt Gravatt and South Bank

John Knight (07) 3735 3520 (ext. 53520)

Campus chief wardens are identified by a white helmet

White chief warden hat

Building warden

Building wardens ensure, as far as practicable, the safe and orderly evacuation of staff, students and visitors. Wardens are not to physically combat emergencies. Wardens are not expected to place themselves in danger.

Building wardens are encouraged to speak with staff in their area of responsibility to ensure all are aware of the building exit routes and closest assembly area to use should there be a need for an evacuation.

Building wardens are identified by a red cap and lanyard with ID holder.

Wardens hat and lanyard

Warden phone lists