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The University is committed to an environment where all members of our community are treated with respect and are safe. We have zero tolerance for incidents of sexual assault and sexual harassment. One incident, is one too many.

The challenges and issues that we face in preventing and dealing with incidents of sexual assault and sexual harassment are reflective of those in the broader community. Our University is committed to be a leader in the pursuit of a more just, equitable and inclusive society.

If you have experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment, support and assistance is available to you. Please contact the Safe and Fair Community Unit who will deal with your matter confidentially and with sensitivity.

Who do I contact?

In an emergency, call 000

If you are on campus, you can contact your local campus Safety and Security team on +61 6226 7600 or extension 7600 from an internal phone.

Contact the Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS) on +61 3 6231 1817. SASS provides a 24 hour a day support and information service in Southern Tasmania.

If you reside in the North or North West of Tasmania, or any other state in Australia, click here: Sexual assault support services throughout Australia.

You can report an incident through the University’s Safe and Fair Community Unit.

The University provides counselling for staff and students.

For staff and family members a free and confidential counselling service is available via the University Employee Assistance Program on 1800 650 204.

Students can seek support from counsellors in Student Wellbeing or 1800 817 675 (free call).

If you need to speak with a counsellor outside business hours you can call the University Crisis Line on 1300 511 709 or text on +61 488 884 168.

Call the National Hotline for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 (free call).

If you have any questions or comments/feedback about these resources, please contact Staff.RespectNowAlways@utas.edu.au