An emergency is an event, actual or imminent, which endangers or threatens to endanger health and safety, property or the environment. Emergencies include natural events such as earthquake, flood and wind-storms, fires, explosions, road accidents, plague or epidemic, acts of war, hi-jacks, siege or riot, and disruption to essential services.
Information about University crisis and emergency management can be found here and also in our Safety Manual.
- Ambulance – dial 0 to get an outside line, then 000
- Fire Brigade – dial 0 to get an outside line, then 000
- Police – dial 0 to get an outside line, then 000
- Poisons Information – dial 0 to get an outside line, then 131 126
- Eye and Ear Hospital – telephone 9929 8666; 32 Gisborne St, East Melbourne
- Alfred Hospital ER – telephone 9076 2000, for information on chemical burns; Commercial Rd, Prahan
- Royal Melbourne Hospital – telephone 9342 7000; Grattan St, Parkville
- Security and building access – telephone 46666 for after hours first aid contacts
- The University Student Health Service – telephone 46904 or 46905; 138-146 Cardigan St, Carlton.
What to do in an emergency
The type of emergency will dictate the appropriate response. Below is a list of procedures for common emergencies:
- Evacuations – including fire, spills and leaks
- Chemical spill or gas release/leak
- Biological incidents
- Threats of aggressive or violent behaviour
- Bomb threat
- Suspicious mail
- First aid – First aiders are listed beside each first aid kit & in the Safety Manual.
- Fire extinguishers
- Incidents involving adjoining buildings
If you are unsure if you have an emergency situation or how to respond, contact:
The School’s EH&S Officer, Kate Nowell on ext 40548, or
The University’s security and emergency hotline, which is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
On Campus: ext 46666
External Call: (+613) 8344 6666
Freecall: 1800 246 066