Personal safety and security
Look after your valuable items
Thieves target the university campus.
- Keep your wallet, phone, passport, iPod and other valuable items with you at all times.
- Do not leave valuable items in ICTE-UQ classrooms during break times.
- Be careful when using the ICTE-UQ Learning Centre and UQ Library.
- Report any suspicious people you see in the ICTE-UQ Building to your teacher or Reception.
Safety on campus
Be connected and safe with UQ's SafeZone free app. It connects you directly to UQ Security, immediate on-campus emergency or first-aid support 24/7. Find out more and download the app.
If you are walking in quiet areas on campus at night you can call 'Unisafe' on 1800 800 123 to escort you. You can also use the Unisafe bus to travel around campus late at night. Find out more about Unisafe services.
ICTE-UQ emergency procedures
If you discover an emergency, such as a fire or someone who is hurt:
- immediately tell your teacher or a staff member
- if there is a fire, press the alarm button (break the glass). Alarms are located near the exit on each floor level.
If the emergency hooter/siren sounds during class:
- follow the instructions of your teacher or staff member
- you will be sent to the grassed area opposite the Sir Llew Edwards Building. Find your teacher and stay with your class.
If the emergency hooter/siren sounds during break or lunch time or outside of regular class times - leave the building immediately.
Remember: never use the elevators during an evacuation.
Safety in Brisbane
Brisbane is a safe and welcoming city However when you are visiting any new city, it is important to follow a few simple tips to stay safe.
- Never accept a car ride from a stranger.
- Try not to travel on your own at night.
- Before you leave home, make sure you know how you are going to get home and what time the last bus or train leaves at night.
More safety tips
Safety tips from the Brisbane City Council (YouTube, 2m:5s)