Australia is one of the safest countries in the world. When you travel and live abroad you are autonomous in your decisions. You must always look after yourself and keep a solid common sense to protect yourself and your belongings (in particular your computer, mobile phone, wallet, etc).
Ensure you are safe at home, your studies, and in public areas such as parks, the beach, night clubs, etc. Take care and apply the traffic light rule:
You are alone in a country where at the beginning you don’t know anyone. These are a few tips to put your safety and wellbeing at the top of your priorities:
- Visit these Police websites:
- Download the EMERGENCY+ App
- Inform your flatmates where you are and when you expect to be back
- If you go to the beach, download the BEACHSAFE App which is translated if various languages and supplies information on the safe places to swim (between the flags), rips and tips in case of emergency
- In your mobile phone add a contact ICE (In Case of Emergency) for a local person who can help or assist you (could be a friend or some one from your institution)
- In your city of destination (CITY INFO), there is an “Assistance Directory” where you can find all kinds of phones and websites for emergency, assistance and support.
Students under 18 years old must make special care arrangements. As an example, visit www.eqi.qld.gov.au.