FAQ: Reporting an Incident Online

This online form can be used by UniSA students and staff, including First Responders, to report an incident of sexual assault or sexual harassment. 

It is important to note that, if you are reporting on behalf of another person, you must have their consent before you do so.

  • If the respondent (the person whose actions you are making a report about) is a student, your report will be referred to the Pro Vice Chancellor: Student Engagement and Equity to initiate an investigation.
  • If the respondent is a staff member or is engaged by UniSA under any other contractual arrangement, your report will be referred to the Executive Director: People, Talent and Culture to initiate an investigation.

All reports are treated as confidential and will be managed in line with University policy and procedures.

Once you submit your disclosure or report online, you will receive an immediate automatic acknowledgement.  If you are disclosing or reporting anonymously, this is the only response you will receive.  

If you do identify yourself in the online form and provide contact details, you will receive follow up communication from UniSA by the preferred method of contact indicated in your report.  Your online disclosure or report will be managed in line with University policy and procedures.    

Our aim is to provide a response by the preferred method you have indicated on the report (provided you have supplied your contact details) by the next working day.  Sometimes that will not be possible: for example, if the next working day falls on a public holiday or during the University shut down period in December. 

It is very important that, where urgent medical or other help is needed, you do not wait for a response to an online report.  For example, it may be necessary for you to contact the Police, or an ambulance, immediately after a serious incident occurs.  See Emergency Help for more information.  

Yes. There are a number of services and people who can support you.  You can access the range of support services here.  

Yes. It is up to you what information you provide to us and you can use the online report when you want to ensure that the university is aware that an incident happened, but you don’t want to reveal your identity. If you decide to make an anonymous report, we are limited in the follow-up action we can take. For example, the university is unlikely to commence a formal investigation based upon an anonymous report. However, if a number of anonymous reports highlight particular activities or areas of risk, the university may take steps to reduce the risk of further incidents occurring.

The information you provide is treated confidentially and information shared only with those who need to know in order to investigate and resolve the matter.  However, there are exceptions, where the university may need to make further disclosures, including:

  • when we believe you or a member of the university community is in danger
  • when a person aged under 18 years of age is involved
  • to assist in making safety plans
  • to arrange support for you
  • when the state or federal law requires it

   Additional Information for International Students.