The Sexual Misconduct Support Unit is committed to ensuring that the work and study environment for all employees, students and volunteers is safe, respectful and free from all forms of sexual violence, assault and misconduct.

The Unit can assist the UQ community with:
  • academic support (accessing extensions and special considerations);
  • advice on housing and financial support;
  • emotional support and counselling; and
  • information about how to report experiences of sexual assault and misconduct to the University.

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What is the SMSU?

The University of Queensland's Sexual Misconduct Support Unit (SMSU) is a safe and supportive place for the UQ community to receive guidance around sexual assault and misconduct. The SMSU is committed to:

  • providing a supportive and safe place for the UQ community;
  • ensuring appropriate psychological and academic adjustments for survivors are made;
  • raising student awareness and engagement around sexual assault and misconduct;
  • delivering training and support to the UQ community;
  • developing strategic prevention techniques; and
  • liaising collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure best practice.


How can I contact the SMSU?

You can contact the SMSU by:

Privacy information

If you choose to engage with any of the support services available at The University of Queensland, it’s important to note that basic information from your interaction will be logged.

This information can be kept anonymous and no further action needs to be taken. The choice is with the survivor on how they intend to proceed with the support services available.

The University of Queensland needs to monitor interactions regarding incidents of sexual assault and misconduct. This information will be used to help improve our policies and support services.

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Need emergency support?

If you are experiencing an emergency or have just experienced sexual assault and misconduct then you can call:

  • +61 7 3365 3333 UQ Security for on campus emergencies
  • 000 for immediate police or ambulance assistance
  • 1800 Respect 1800 737 732 for 24/7 counselling support