Living in

Australia
Map of Australia

Safety

Australia is a peaceful country with low levels of crime. However, it is still wise to avoid dangerous situations and keep yourself safe. Here are some helpful safety tips:

  • Always tell someone where you are going, and when you expect to return
  • Avoid travelling alone at night
  • Do not leave personal belongings unattended
  • Dial 000 to contact the police, fire or ambulance in an emergency – this is a free call
  • Always carry a mobile phone, coins for a pay phone, or a phone card 
  • Lock doors and windows before you leave your house or apartment
  • Be careful and aware when using automated teller machines (ATMs)
  • Keep valuables out of sight when travelling on public transport