Offensive flyers were found at the University of Melbourne campus this morning.

Security staff removed the fliers and informed Victoria Police. The University also shared with police copies of the flyers and images from CCTV. 

The University does not tolerate activities of hatred and intolerance. We are committed to maintaining and strengthening a vibrant, inclusive and respectful campus community in which diversity is recognised, valued and celebrated.  

These flyers were not produced by - or condoned by - the University of Melbourne.

Our University campus is open to the public. There is no evidence the flyers were produced or distributed by anyone associated with the University.

The University works closely with both the University of Melbourne Student Union and the Graduate Student Association on a range of issues, including our industry-leading wellbeing and safety initiatives. 

These initiatives include the Safer Community Program and the Australian-first ‘UniSafe’ app, a free phone app that provides emergency contact details and safety information for all members of the University’s community. 

Another of these initiatives is Respect Week, which includes a series of events that promotes our vision for an inclusive and respectful University community. 

We also make staff and students aware of the Security Escort Service which is free of charge and ask them to call the Security control room on 8344 6666 or Victoria Police on 000 in an emergency.