Travel is an important part of University activity and UNSW promotes the community and international engagement which travel provides. UNSW also has a duty to staff and students who travel, to ensure travel related risks are identified and treated.
Before approval to travel is obtained, travellers must check the DFAT website (www.smartraveller.gov.au
) for information about their travel destination. Destinations noted by Smart Traveller as a 'Reconsider your need to Travel' or 'Advised Not to Travel' risk permission of an Executive Team member (UNSW Executive Team
). Once travel has been approved, travellers should continue to monitor the DFAT website for any changes in their travel advisory, since these can be updated frequently.
UNSW Provides travel insurance to staff and students travelling further than 100kms on approved UNSW business. For information on the UNSW Travel Insurance Program see:
Travel Risk Assessments
Travel can introduce staff and students to a wide range of risks not encountered on a UNSW campus.
For travel or field activities where the levels of risk exceed those found on UNSW campuses, the Risk Management Unit recommends that a risk assessment be conducted. Risk assessments must be conducted by the individual or group engaged in the off-campus activities, and reviewed by the responsible UNSW Supervisor or Academic Advisor. Records of the risk assessment should be retained by the Supervisor or Academic Advisor.
Travel Related Risk Assessment Tools and Resources
Simple Travel Risk Assessment Form
This risk assessment should be used for those traveling overseas on UNSW business where the risks would be greater than those found on campus but not regarded as excessively hazardous.
Fieldwork Risk Safety Guide A detailed guide for all UNSW staff and students participating in extensive fieldwork on behalf of UNSW in remote locations.