Annual Report

Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Response 

UNSW is committed to preventing and responding to reports of sexual misconduct.

UNSW, as with all universities, has a unique opportunity and responsibility to prevent and respond to reports of sexual misconduct, ensuring that everyone at UNSW feels safe and is treated with respect, Following the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Survey of students in 2016, which sought to understand the nature, prevalence and reporting of sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities, UNSW has worked and continues to work towards more respectful behaviour in our community and to implement strong sexual misconduct prevention and response measures. 

The 2020 Report

As part of UNSW’s ongoing commitment to ensuring a safe culture for study and work, the Conduct and Integrity Office in the Division of Equity Diversity and Inclusion has published its first publicly available annual report on the prevention of and response to sexual misconduct at UNSW.  

Graph from the report showing reports by year


The 2020 report includes the background to UNSW's efforts to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct, the University's prevention strategy, reporting numbers from the sexual misconduct reporting portal, support services, key achievements, and priorities for future improvements.


Read the full report


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Your questions answered

If this report has raised questions we encourage you to contact us. We would be happy to arrange a meeting to address any questions you might have.

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Supporting our community

6 September - 3 October

Following on from the Change the Course report, Universities Australia will conduct another survey on the prevalence and nature of sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.

All Australian universities will participate in this survey, conducted by the Social Research Centre. 10,000 UNSW students will be randomly chosen to participate.

For any students with concerns or experiencing trauma relating to the survey, the UNSW Mental Health Connect hotline service will be available 24/7 from 6 September. Please contact: (02) 9385 9500

Digital Event
Wednesday 8 September, 6:30 - 7:30pm

For as long as women have sought autonomy over their bodies, those in positions of power have dismissed them as hormonal, hysterical, irrational and crazy. But now that dialogues around consent have infiltrated our newsfeeds, our classrooms, our work places and even the corridors of Parliament, we may have reached a tipping point.

Join activist Chanel Contos, author and broadcaster Yumi Stynes and journalist Avani Dias for a conversation that is curious and unapologetic as we learn how to navigate the yes, no and everything in between.

Presented by UNSW Centre for Ideas

Online Festival
13 - 30 September

Sex is fun. Sex is spicy. Sex is intimate. Sex is respectful. Everyone does sex in their own way. Whether you’re new to sex or a little more experienced, there’s something for everyone. 

SEXtember 2021 is an annual festival all about celebrating, questioning and exploring every aspect of sex. This year's theme is 'Healthy Relationships'.

The program of events will be announced shortly.




Presented by UNSW Health Promotions Unit