Services during the UNSW Shutdown

Posted 6 December 2017

The following service arrangements will be in place for the UNSW shutdown period.


Emergency Contacts

  • If you are a designated emergency contact (after hours) within your Faculty / Division please ensure you update Security & Traffic Management with your contact information over the shutdown period. If any emergency contacts are not available during the shutdown period, please supply Security Services with alternate contact information. Email:

Air Conditioning

  • Air conditioning is not provided during the shutdown period, except for business-critical requirements.


Building Access

  • Building entries across campus will be secured and operate on weekend access mode from 12.00 noon on Tuesday 19 December 2017 through to Tuesday 2 January 2018.
  • For Library (F21) and Law Library (F8) access, please refer to the UNSW Library website for their opening hours during this period.
  • If you are aware of any school offices required to stay open during this period, please advise Security Services on by Monday 11 December to change programming.
  • Staff and students who currently have 24/7 weekend access will be able to access buildings during the shutdown period.  If you wish to restrict access to all staff and/or students to your area during this period, then a lockdown will be required.  If a lockdown is requested, it is essential to advise your staff and students locally of these arrangements so they do not attend and are refused entry. Please contact Security Systems on extensions 57978 or 56043 to discuss access requirements.



  • There will be a full clean on Wednesday 20 December (morning).
  • On Wednesday 20 December, office bins will be emptied, kitchen areas will be cleaned, carpets will be spot cleaned and toilets will be serviced.
  • For the remainder of the shutdown period, services will continue as for 20 December, but only in areas where staff have an official exemption to work. 



  • Grounds contractors will be on campus throughout the shutdown period, with the exception of public holidays.



  • The mailroom will be closed during the shutdown period and reopening on Tuesday 2 January 2017. All mail received over this period will be held by the Australia Post outlet on site.


Motor Vehicles

  • There will be no fleet management services available during the shutdown period.



  • Relocations are available if arranged with General Services, with an Archibus request submitted no later than Friday 15 December. There are currently no relocations booked in during the shutdown period.



  • Some retail outlets will continue to operate throughout the shutdown period. Please go to the Food and Retail page of the Facilities Management website for details.



  • The Security Office will continue to operate 24/7 throughout the shutdown period. For assistance during this time please call 9385 6000 or in an emergency, please call 9385 6666.



  • Indoor bins will be emptied in offices where staff have an official exemption to work during the shutdown. 
  • General waste collection will continue as normal; weekends and public holidays are excluded.
  • Paper waste will be collected from high volume areas on Saturday 23 December and Saturday 30 December.
  • Hazardous waste collection is not scheduled during the shutdown period unless specifically requested as urgent. Last scheduled chemical waste collection for 2017 is Thursday 14 December. However, the upper campus chemical waste room (E26) will also be serviced on 21 December 2017. Biological waste will be collected from the Bio-dock waste room only during the shutdown, excluding public holidays.
  • Permanent skip bins will be serviced as normal, weekends and public holidays are excluded.


More information

For more information, please contact Estate Management: 9385 5111 or