National Student Safety Survey
6 September - 3 October 2021
The National Student Safety Survey (NSSS) is being conducted as part of the Respect. Now. Always. Initiative.
The aim of the survey is to measure the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment experiences among university students at Australian universities. It will also measure broader perceptions of safety and views towards student campus life.
The findings of the survey will help to measure the extent of these experiences among university students. This in turn will help to understand the context in which these behaviours occur, understand help seeking and reporting behaviours, and inform universities’ services and responses for student safety and wellbeing.
The national survey will randomly sample 10,000 of our students. The selection of students will take into account factors like gender, year of study, residency and level of study to make sure the sample is representative. Students not randomly selected, can still have their say by visiting nsss.edu.au.
The survey questions will take most people 10 to 12 minutes to complete.