What to do in a fire or evacuation

In the case of an emergency requiring people to vacate a building, alarms will sound.  The evacuation alarm system consists of two tones:

  1. Standby tone – a Beep Beep Beep sound [Prepare to evacuate]
  2. Evacuate Tone – a Whoop….Whoop….Whoop…. sound followed by a voice message advising evacuation of the building.

During the evacuation:

  • do not attempt to fight the fire – this should be left to professionally trained people
  • staff will direct you and visitors out of the building
  • you should assist any person with a disability
  • only take your immediate belongings – do not waste time!
  • evacuate the building via the fire stairs or signed exits. Do not use lifts
  • obey directions from Security Officers or Wardens
  • move quickly, but do not run
  • do not return to the building until the 'All Clear' is given. This would normally be advised by an UTS College Warden or Security Officer.

Assembly points

All UTS College classrooms and exit points have Emergency Evacuation route and assembly point maps. The assembly points for each building are:

What to do in other emergencies


In case of a serious accident, call triple zero (000) stating who is required:  Police, Fire or Ambulance.

For a less serious accident on or near UTS College buildings, please call UTS College campus Security: (+61 2) 9218 7090.

Security threat

For a security threat on or near UTS College buildings, call triple zero (000) stating who is required:  Police, Fire or Ambulance.

Serious risk

If you are at immediate serious risk, call triple zero (000) stating who is required:  Police, Fire or Ambulance.

If you are at serious risk in your UTS College organised accommodation, please call the emergency number for UTS College Accommodation: (+61) 419 224 861.

You may also need support and counselling from one of these services:

Student Welfare (emergency number): (+61 2) 9218 4911 (24 hour line) For any welfare concerns, our Student Welfare Team is conveniently located at the Student Centre, Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm.

You can also get a referral to the UTS Health and Counselling Service.
UTS Health & Counselling: 9514 1177 UTS offers a confidential counselling service to help with a wide range of personal, psychological, study-related and administrative difficulties. 

If you have urgent situations after-hours, please use the emergency contacts list.
UTS Sexual Assault Support Line: 1800 531 626 The UTS Sexual Assault Support Line is staffed by professionally trained, trauma counsellors 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Students can contact NSW Rape Crisis 24/7 on 1800 424 017.

If you are in immediate danger or need urgent medical attention, please call emergency services on 000 (triple zero).

UTS Security can also be contacted for support on campus by calling 1800 249 559 (24 hours).
Alcohol & Drug Counselling: 1800 250 015 Alcohol and Drug Information Services (ADIS) is available across Australia, 24 hours a day. They will answer questions on alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.
NSW Mental Health Line: 1800 011 511 The Mental Health Line offers:
  • professional help and advice
  • referrals to local mental health services.

It is staffed by mental health professionals who will ask questions to determine if you or, the person you are concerned about, needs ongoing mental health care and how urgently it is needed.

The Mental Health Line is available to everyone in NSW and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.