Staying safe

Check out tips for staying safe, including essential University emergency contact numbers, and what to do in an emergency.

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We all play a part in making sure our community feel safe on campus, in our halls, and in Wellington city.

In an emergency, call 111

Ask for help in an emergency by calling 111, where you can be connected to fire, police, or ambulance services.

Help on campus

Call Campus Security on 0800 842 8888 if you need help on campus. They look after campus security.

Save this number in your phone to ensure that you’re able to find it if necessary.

Be aware

When you’re out and about, be aware of what’s happening around you.

Plan ahead

Know how to get home before heading out.

Look out for each other

Looking out for yourself and your mates is key to having a good time.

Guidance for emergencies

Emergencies that could affect you while you are at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington include earthquakes, fires, accidents, tsunami (if you are by the coast), or severe weather.

One or more of the following events may be as a result of, or driven by, another event. For example, an earthquake may cause electricity failure which in turn may cause people to become trapped in a lift.

Be prepared

Being prepared for an emergency can help you and the people around you. Here’s a few tips to help you prepare:

  • Make sure your family, flatmates, fellow hall residents, and friends know how to contact you.
  • Consider pre-arranging an emergency meeting place with your friends, flatmates, or friends.
  • Keep an emergency kit ready and easily accessible at home in case you need to leave quickly.