Visitor Responsibilities and Security

Visitor Responsibilities

Whilst within the ADFA precinct all personnel and visitors must:

  • Abide by the Defence health and safety rules and procedures;
  • Obey all safety directions given by ADFA or UNSW Canberra staff;
  • Ensure adequate supervision of accompanying children;
  • Immediately report any hazard or hazardous condition to ADFA or UNSW Canberra staff members;
  • Report any accident to ADFA or UNSW Canberra personnel;
  • Not enter any restricted/designated area without authorisation;
  • Abide by the Government regulated non smoking requirements within the vicinity of all Defence and UNSW buildings;
  • Dispose of all waste appropriately or take it with you;
  • Not bring into, or consume alcohol/illegal drugs at a Defence workplace; and
  • Not wilfully or recklessly interfere with any Defence property.


Security and Work Health and Safety (WHS) at ADFA is everyone’s responsibility. Whilst visiting ADFA you are required to adhere to the directions of the Australian Federal Police, Security, Defence or UNSW Canberra staff.

Under the WHS Act 2011, workers and visitors have a general duty of care for themselves and others on site, these include:

  • Being responsible for his or her own health and safety;
  • Ensure that his or her acts or omissions do not affect the health and safety of other persons;
  • Hazardous substances are not to be brought onto, or used within the ADFA precinct without prior written approval;
  • Comply so far as reasonably able, with any instruction that is given by a ADFA or UNSW Canberra staff member; and
  • Make a reasonable attempt to be familiar with Defence policy or procedure in relation to health and safety in the workplace.