Transport and safety

Safety and security

The Australian National University’s main campus has more than 200 buildings on 145 hectares of land in the centre of Canberra. These spaces are used by our diverse community for work, study, social and sporting purposes.

The campus is not physically enclosed and this allows for broader use of the resources available within our community. We must be aware that access to so much space, and so many facilities by very large numbers of people also means that we have to take our personal safety and the safety of others seriously.

ANU Security maintains a 24 hour presence on campus in order to ensure the safety and protection of all students, staff and visitors, as well as to protect the University assets. ANU Security maintain a 24 hour patrol, responding to emergency situations and providing First Aid.

ANU Security provides an escort service from University buildings to car parks, halls and colleges (including Fenner Hall on Northbourne Avenue). To access a UniSafe Escort after hours, just dial 02 6125 2249 (extension 52249 from internal phones).

In addition to individual security escorts, ANU Security provides the On Campus On Demand Bus.

See more information about personal safety and security.


The main ANU campus is located on 145 hectares of beautifully maintained parklands in the centre of Australia’s capital, Canberra. Convenient to get to, the campus is connected to an extensive cycling network and is well serviced by buses.

See more information about transport in and around Canberra.

Updated:  24 March 2017/Responsible Officer:  Crawford Engagement/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team