Health & Safety

Your safety is our number one priority. Use these resources to stay safe and protected while you are on campus.

ECU security

24/7 security for peace of mind

ECU Security can be called 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 6304-3333 (Dial 1 for the Joondalup or Joondalup Campus West or Dial 2 for Mount Lawley). If you are alone on campus or studying at the library after-hours, you can call Security to escort you to your car or the bus-stop.

View general safety tips about personal security, safeguarding valuables and reporting loss or theft.

If you are involved in any incident that threatens your safety or the safety of others, you can report criminal or illegal activity on campus via the ECU online incident report.

Report an incident.

All ECU buildings and grounds have state-of-the-art Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) for ECU Security to investigate incidents and where appropriate, assist the WA Police with investigations.

All ECU and ECC staff and students can download ECU’s free personal safety app (NowForce) with a direct line to ECU Security in the event of any danger. The SOS (panic) button can also be used off campus to notify ECU Security of your location and enable them to call emergency services on your behalf. 

Learn more about the NowForce app and how to register for it.

Crisis support

Use these resources in a crisis

In the event of an emergency – Police, Ambulance or Fire

Call 000 from a landline or mobile

National Hotline for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, contact the National Hotline on 1800 737 732.

Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC): If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, contact SARC 24/7 on 9340-1828 or visit the SARC website.

View frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the SARC Crisis Service.

Relevant policies


ECC COVID-19 student support


If you are feeling stressed or anxious, please reach out to ECC’s Student Counsellor, Amber Rocher, for a free and confidential meeting. Send an email to: or call 6279 1100.

If you do not speak English as a first language, StudyPerth, the WA Office of Multicultural Interests and SBS online portal provides translated resources, and education and health advice. The website is the best place to find up-to-date and accurate advice and information.

Further, the Australian government's support site for COVID-19 has some great tips on staying positive.

College contact details

Current students


Phone: +61 (0) 8 6279 1100

Prospective students


Phone: +61 (0) 8 6279 1100

Government links

WA Department of Health

Symptoms Guidance

Protect yourself from viruses

Practicing social distancing

Travel advice

Smartraveller by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade