Safety

A Guide to Australian Etiquette

Ever wondered what is and isn’t good etiquette in Australia? Well, for one, Australia is generally pretty relaxed when it comes to customs and formalities. But, there are certain behaviours that may give off the… Read more

Top Tips for Fire Safety in High-Rise Buildings

Moving into your new accommodation can be one of the most exciting parts of studying overseas: having your own space to decorate, living with fellow students, and enjoying greater independence. If you’re like many international… Read more

Aussie Beaches – A Guide for New Arrivals

Just arrived in Australia and keen to check out some of Australia’s famous beaches? A day at the beach with your friends is guaranteed to give you a good introduction to Aussie culture and be lots… Read more

Staying Safe on a Night Out

Australia is one of the safest countries in the world, with low crime rates and a respected legal and policing system. But, in any big city, it’s important to be smart about your surroundings —… Read more

Fire Safety – What You Need to Know

Fire, is an ever-present hazard in Australia and causes more than 100 fatalities and over 3,000 injuries each year. Do you know what to do in a fire? Do you know what to do to… Read more

Your Body Your Choice

To keep you informed on what you need to do if you come across sexual assault or sexual harassment, the City of Sydney has launched a very helpful resource for both local and international students.

Emergencies – What Do I Do Now?

It’s something none of us like to think about when heading abroad. Unfortunately, accidents and emergency situations can – without warning – arise.

Staying Safe Online: The Essentials

Earlier this year, we brought you Outsmarting the Scammers; The Ultimate Guide for International Students, in response to the frequent targeting and vulnerability of international students to scams. These issues extend online as well. Some… Read more

Never OK Campaign

Student-led campaigns such as Never OK Australia are on a mission to put an end to sexual assault and harassment in Australian universities

Resources for LGBTI International Students

A survey from the Pew Research Center found that the average age that lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual individuals come out, is 20 years old – an age when many are still studying. LGBTI students… Read more

Dealing With Sexual Harassment at Universities

A recent report conducted by the Australian Human Rights Commission (Change the Course: National Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities) surveyed more than 30,000 students from Australia’s 39 universities and found… Read more

Cycling and the Law: Bike Laws Across Australia

With the number of cyclists in Australia increasing, and the steps taken by major cities around the country to become more bicycle-friendly, it’s fair to say that Australians are a bike-loving country. Whether it’s a… Read more

Stay Cool During an Australian Heatwave

No matter where you live in Australia you’re likely to get some hot weather during summer—and we mean hot. Temperatures during Aussie summers can reach 40°C (104°F) and over, and stay there for days at… Read more

Staying Sun Safe This Summer

Australia is one of the sunniest countries in the world, and we love to take advantage of that, especially coming into summer when the sun, the beach, and barbecues all go hand-in-hand. But as you… Read more

Swimming Safety

While studying in Aus, you’re probably having a few daydreams about heading to the beach, or perhaps to your local creek or swimming pool? No one blames you! A day spent at one of Australia’s… Read more