Arriving and leaving safe

Learn the best practices on arriving and leaving campus secure and safety. Use the guides below to ensure you have all possible vulnerabilities covered.

Vehicle security

It is important to always prioritise your own personal safety and protect your belongings.

To reduce the opportunity for thefts from vehicles, consider these tips:

  • Park in a well-lit, busy area. Make sure your surroundings are safe prior to getting out of your car.
  • do not leave valuables in your car
  • use an approved steering lock, such as a club lock
  • always lock your car when leaving it
  • walk confidently to or from your car with your keys held ready to open the door
  • check the back seat or hatch for intruders before getting into your car
  • once inside, lock all doors and if possible leave windows up until you have reached your destination
  • If a passing motorist indicates you should stop, keep driving to a service station. If you decide to stop, stay in the car with the doors locked and the window partly open to speak through. Drive away if you feel threatened.

Public transport

There are many public transport options to get around Brisbane, Logan and the Gold Coast. Here are some simple rules to keeping safe when using public transport.

  • know your timetables to avoid long waits
  • keep to open, populated areas while waiting, in full view of ferry, bus or train
  • avoid empty carriages, and where possible, take an aisle seat
  • phone for taxi rather than hailing them
  • use the Translink Journey Planner to find transport options

For transport information (all campuses excluding Gold Coast) phone Translink on 131 230. At the Gold Coast call Surfside Buslines on (07) 5571 6555.

Bicycle security

Tips for keeping your bike safe:

  • use a good-quality lock
  • lock your bike to a bike stand
  • lock your bike through A frame
  • secure quick-release parts
  • remove valuable accessories
  • record serial make/model numbers
  • photograph and consider insurance

Bike racks and end-of-trip facilities

Report an incident

If you see or are involved in an incident, please report it to the University or the police

Contact us

Campus Support Team

Access the Service Catalogue to see the full list of available services.

1800 800 707 (free call)

Service catalogue

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