Health and safety

Australia is generally a very safe place to live and study, but it is still important to be aware of the risks that exist.

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Emergencies

Emergency services in Australia are widespread and well equipped to support you. Learn more about our fire, ambulance, and police services so you are prepared.

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Transport and personal

Australia is a friendly and safe place to live and study, however, there are practical steps you can take to stay safe.

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Home Safety

Safety at home is important, no matter where you live. Here are some tips to help keep you and your home safe.

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Sun and water

Australia is known for its warm climate and beautiful beaches, but it is important to stay safe when outdoors or in the water. See how you can enjoy it safely.

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Fire

Fire awareness is essential in Australia, whether you are in urban or rural areas. Follow these practical tips to ensure you are prepared.

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Australia is generally a very safe and welcoming place to live and study, consistently ranking among the safest countries in the world.

But it is still important to look after yourself and be aware of the risks that exist - and ways to minimise them. This is particularly important for when you first arrive and are adjusting to your new way of life.

Following your common sense and best practices will ensure you remain safe and healthy, whether you are handling emergencies, personal and home safety, or natural elements such as sun, water, and fire.

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Universities and Higher Education

Australian universities provide international students with choices and opportunities across all study disciplines.

About Australian education

Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,100 institutions and over 22,000 courses tailored for you.

Vocational education

Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on partnership between governments and industry. Learn more about your choices here.