Everyone has the right to feel safe. If you're in an area you're not sure about, or would like people to know where you are, here's some handy (and free!) apps to keep with you at all times.
Unisafe – The University of Melbourne
UniSafe is the official app of the Safer Community Program (SCP) at the University of Melbourne. The app was launched to educate staff, students and visitors to the University on ways they can enhance their personal safety and contribute to building a safe and secure environment. Students, staff and visitors can use the app to request a security escort to or from campus, and can also access information about campus security services, health services such as counselling, disability liaison and international student support. The app also includes tips on enhancing personal safety on campus, public transport, in cars, at home and ‘out and about’.
You can find more information about the University’s Safer Community Program on their website.
SafeZone – Deakin University
SafeZone is a free app for all Deakin University students and staff, that connects you directly to the Security team when you need help on campus.
The app makes it easier for you to contact the Security team and helps them to respond if you need assistance, by sending your name and location directly to the response team members. Deakin University's Security team monitors SafeZone 24 hours a day.
Safe@Swin – Swinburne University
Safe@Swin is the official app of the Safer Community Program for students and staff to access contact details for campus security guards, student support services, information on reporting emergencies and safety issues, personal safety tools and advice, campus maps and a range of services to make Swinburne a safer place for everyone.
VUSafe – Victoria University
VUSafe is the free, official mobile safety app of Victoria University. The app is packed with safety information, tools and features to keep you safe on campus including a silent alarm, safety notifications, first aid requests, VU shuttle bus tracker, virtual safe walk tracker, incident reporting, campus maps, emergency plans and support services both on and off campus.