Sexual misconduct is prohibited at the University of Sydney. Behaviour that is intimidating, abusive, disrespectful or threatening, including sexual assault and sexual harassment, is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.
If you choose to report an incident to the University, you have the option to either make a complaint or a disclosure. For information on the difference between making a complaint or a disclosure, refer to the information on this page.
These online forms allow you to report a recent or historical incident of sexual misconduct that you have experienced. If you are a student or staff member, you may also report an incident that you have witnessed at the University.
For information about how reports of sexual misconduct are managed, refer to the information on this page.
If you would like support or advice about your options, are experiencing issues with the online form, or you would like help using the online form to make a report, you can contact the Safer Communities Office directly:
+61 2 8627 6808 or 1800 SYD HLP (1800 793 457) (option 2, then option 1) from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
You can also arrange an appointment with the Safer Communities Office by contacting us using the details listed above.
The aims of the online forms are to:
The University understands that you may not wish to provide specific information about what happened, or personal details about yourself. You only need to provide as much information as you feel comfortable with. The form will ask you to answer a number of questions, some of which are required and some of which are optional.
We encourage you to read all the questions in the form before you start to fill it in. There is no time limit for you to complete the form once you have logged in, however some sections have word limits, so you might want to create a separate Word document and attach it to your form under the “Additional Information” section if you would like to provide more information.
If you are a current student or staff member of the University accessing the student and staff forms, you will need your UniKey to log in. If you are making a disclosure (meaning that you want to make a report, but you do not want the University to take further action) your UniKey will not be sent to the team of specialist staff who receive the disclosure report. It is kept in a separate secure log. The University will not use your UniKey to identify or contact you, unless the information you provide gives the University reason to believe that you or another person are at immediate risk of harm. You will need to provide your UniKey if you are making a complaint (rather than a disclosure).
If you do not have a UniKey or you wish to make an anonymous complaint, you can make disclosure using Form 3: Reports of sexual misconduct by members of the public.
A reference number will be provided to you after you have submitted your report. You should make a note of your reference number in case you would like to follow up on your report or add any further details later on. You can do this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you decide not to provide contact details in your report, the reference number is the only communication you will receive from the University.
Use this form if:
(Note: Unless you are a specialist member of staff, the form will not allow you to make a complaint on someone else’s behalf.)
Use this form if you are a staff member or affiliate and you want to make a disclosure or complaint of sexual misconduct:
(Note: The form will not allow you to make a complaint on someone else’s behalf. If you want to make a report of sexual misconduct that you have witnessed involving a student, use Form 1.)
Use this form if:
No Unikey is required.