Health and safety
Curtin has campus-based health services including a physiotherapy clinic and a medical centre where you can see a doctor, occupational therapist, psychologist, counsellor or social worker.
Our on campus medical centre means you can easily access a doctor or nurse for a range of general practise services, bulk-billed for students with a current Medicare card.
Psychological and counselling services
You can access psychological and counselling services in a safe, professional environment to deal with any issues affecting your life or study.
Security on campus
To make sure the campus remains a safe and friendly place, Our Safer Community team provides a security patrol, after-hours security escort, a campus courtesy bus, emergency telephone stations, SafeZone (a free student safety app), secure-card building access and well-lit pathways.
Curtin is committed to providing a safe working and learning environment and has zero tolerance for sexual assault and sexual harassment. We offer a range of services and support to students and staff who need assistance.
Free campus buses
During semester a free hail and ride service operates on weeknights providing a safe and convenient means of transportation around the Bentley campus, including student housing villages. Our Curtin Access Bus (CABS) helps students and staff in the surrounding Bentley suburbs get to campus.
Wellbeing services and support
Student wellbeing advisory service
Experienced wellbeing advisors are available to help you settle into university life, and provide caring support to all students with study or personal concerns.
The AccessAbility team provides several services including access to learning materials, parking and campus areas, mentoring programs, alternative exam requirements, library accessibility and employment.
Faith and religion
At Curtin, we have a multi-faith chaplaincy service, which can connect you with local faith communities. You could also choose to join on and off campus associations or social media groups to meet with others who share your beliefs.
Indigenous student support
Learn about services and support you can access if you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
LGBTIQ+ student support
If you identify as LGBTIQ+ you can access a range of support and resources at Curtin.
The Curtin University Early Childhood Centre provides quality childcare for children aged five and under. Vacancies usually occur at the beginning of each year and we strongly recommend you apply early to maximise your chances of gaining a place for your child.
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