2021 National Student Safety Survey

In 2016, the Australian Human Rights Commission conducted a national, independent survey of Australian university students to gain greater insights into the nature, prevalence and reporting of sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities. The findings of that survey, known as the Change the Course Report, can be found here.

The Social Research Centre was funded to conduct the next national survey on students’ perceptions of safety at Australian universities and experiences relating to sexual harassment and sexual assault. The 2021 National Student Safety Survey (NSSS) ran from Monday 6 September 2021 to Sunday 3 October 2021, with University students from across Australia - including 10,000 Monash students - randomly invited to participate in the survey.

The findings of the survey will help to better understand the context in which these behaviours occur, understand help seeking and reporting behaviours, and inform universities’ services and responses for student safety and wellbeing.

Monash results

See below for the Monash-specific results we received in the 2021 NSSS:

NSSS Infographic Monash University

Long Description

Hear from our former President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AC on the Monash-specific results and our University’s commitment to the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence.

National report

Need support?

There’s no right or wrong way to deal with sexual assault or sexual harassment, you need to do what’s right for you. There are numerous support options, as well as reporting pathways, open to you at Monash and we encourage you to reach out for advice.

Safer Community Unit
Phone: (03) 9905 1599
Email: safercommunity@monash.edu

Phone (within Australia): (03) 9905 3020
Email (outside Australia): counselling-clayton@monash.edu

South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA)
Phone (enquiries): (03) 9928 8741
Phone (24-hour crisis support): (03) 9594 2289

To learn more about these services and the other options available, download the Monash bSafe app.

Further information