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Equality, Diversity and Disability

The Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service provides a free, confidential service for students with a disability and/or medical condition, either permanent or temporary, which may affect various aspects of life at ECU. To register with the service you will need to make an appointment with the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Officer for an assessment of your needs.

We strive to be an inclusive university that values diversity and aims to create for students, staff and the broader community an environment free from discrimination.

Complaint Accessibility Options

Should you wish to lodge a complaint about access to services, events, facilities etc. please visit the complaints resolution page for further information on how to lodge a complaint.

As well as lodging a complaint via our complaints resolutions page, contact the complaints team to assist, if required, with completing a complaint form on behalf of a complainant.

For hearing or speech impaired, please contact the National Relay Service (NRS) on the following 24 hour relay call numbers:

  • TTY/Voice Calls: 133677
  • Speak & Listen: 1300 555 727
  • SMS Relay: 0423677767

ECU is proud to be one of 15 institutions in the country to have achieved Bronze Award status as participants in the first Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter in Australia hosted by the Science in Australia Gender Equity initiative (SAGE).  The University has developed a four year action plan which is targeted at improving the promotion and retention of women and gender diverse groups within STEMM disciplines and careers

Edith Cowan University's Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) 2016-2021 articulates a number of strategies that will guide the University’s disability access and inclusion activities over the next five years. The DAIP 2016-2021 is available as a download on the right and in alternative formats on request to  During 2017 and 2018 organisational changes occurred at Edith Cowan University which impacted on the responsible parties, but the key strategies have remained consistent.  The 2018 updated DAIP reflects the current organisational structure and responsibilities for delivering DAIP strategies.

Edith Cowan University has pledged support to the "Racism. It stops with me" campaign. The campaign invites all Australians to reflect on what they can do to counter racism wherever it happens.

Edith Cowan University’s vision for reconciliation is to provide an environment that values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and knowledge, and which contributes to a society in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have the same opportunities as other Australians and which respects diversity, equality, and the contributions of all its citizens.

University Contact Officers (UCOs) provide assistance to students and staff members by providing referral information on equity policies and practices, together with details of services and support available to assist in resolving issues of concern.

The ALLY network aims to create a more diverse and inclusive culture by promoting greater awareness of, and support for, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) staff and students

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