Monash Evacuation Exercise

Date: Wednesday 2 October 2019
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Location: Clayton campus

UPDATE: Wednesday 2 October, 11.05am

The evacuation exercise at Clayton campus has now concluded. We thank you for your support during this time. University operations have resumed.

Didn’t get an SMS? That means you need to update your mobile number.

STAFF: Visit the Monash Employee Self Service (ESS)  and follow these steps:

  • Click on the ‘Employee Services’ tab
  • Click on ‘Personal Profile’
  • Look for the ‘Communication’ heading. If we have your mobile number, it will display here.
  • Edit the phone number by clicking the pencil icon.
  • If your mobile number isn’t displaying, click ‘Add’ next to the heading ‘Communication’ and then select ‘Mobile Phone’.

STUDENTS: Access WES to update your mobile number and follow the steps.

UPDATE: Wednesday 2 October, 10.45am

We are currently in the process of evacuating the occupants of the buildings outlined below to the Lemon Scented Lawn.

UPDATE: Wednesday 2 October, 9.30am

Specific locations affected:

Building name

Building number




18 Innovation walk

Biological Sciences


25 Rainforest Walk

Central Science Block


19 Rainforest Walk

Biological Sciences S7-S8


21 Rainforest Walk

Biology - First Year


23 Rainforest Walk



17 Rainforest Walk

Science (West)


15 Rainforest walk



10 College Walk

Microbiology & Biological Sciences


12 Innovation Walk

Refer to the Clayton Campus map for details on the location of these buildings.

Tuesday 1 October, 3pm

As part of the University’s crisis management and recovery policy, Monash is conducting an evacuation exercise at Clayton campus between 10.30-11.30am on Wednesday 2 October 2019 to test and review its incident response procedures.

Teaching and research activities will be impacted for around an hour and affected faculties have been notified of the exercise in advance. No further disruption is anticipated and operations outside the test area will continue as normal.

For those students and staff based at Clayton campus who are part of the University’s SMS alert service, you will receive an SMS to advise of the exercise taking place, and a further message once it has finished.

If you have feedback or questions about the evacuation exercise, please contact Ian Henderson, CMR Program Coordinator, Buildings and Property Division. (