Health, Safety & Wellbeing

The University of Notre Dame Australia is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all staff, students, visitors, volunteers and contractors.

WHS Policy

The Work Health and Safety (WHS) Policy provides the framework for health and safety across the University.

Policy: Work Health and Safety

Health and Safety Committee

The National Health and Safety Committee is advisory in nature, providing consultation and dissemination of information on health and safety matters thereby supporting and strengthening the safety and health of our Notre Dame community.

Please refer to Blackboard for Committee member contact details, meeting minutes and a schedule of upcoming meetings.

If you have an issue you wish to raise or a general enquiry you can contact the Committee Executive Officer at

Health and Safety Representatives

Each campus has Health and Safety Representatives. The role of the Health and Safety Representative is to:

  • assist in identifying and resolving health and safety matters on campus;
  • investigate incidents;
  • conduct regular workplace inspections;
  • refer health and safety matters to the relevant Health and Safety Committee;
  • liaise with staff regarding health and safety matters; and
  • keep informed of health and safety information provided by the University.

A list of Health and Safety Representatives for your campus can be obtained via Blackboard.

Reporting an Injury, Incident, Hazard or Near Miss

All University Employees, Students, Volunteers, Contractors and Visitors are responsible for reporting injuries, incidents, hazards and near misses that occur from any University work activity.

Please use the Incident Report Form (Link to attached form) below to report any injuries, incidents hazards and near misses within 24 hours. Be sure to provide as much detail as possible when describing the incident in the form, this will assist the University to thoroughly investigate incidents.

For further information on completing the form, refer to the guide below or contact the Health Safety Wellbeing department at

Incident Report Guide

Health and Safety On-Campus Training

The University is committed to providing all staff and students with training and guidance on health, safety and wellbeing.

If you would like further information on the HSW training calendar please contact

First Aid

Information relating to First Aid can be found on our  First Aid webpage.


Information relating to security on your campus can be found Campus Security webpage.