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Safety and Security

Safety and Security

Australia is a safe destination; however you should still use common sense to ensure the safety of yourself and your personal possessions.

Here are some general safety tips to keep in mind:

  • at night, stay in well-lit areas and avoid walking alone

  • lock your house and car and don't leave your valuables unattended

  • be aware of your surroundings, especially when using headphones or talking on your phone

  • change your computer passwords regularly and don't share them with anyone

  • don't post personal details on your social media accounts

  • if shopping online, use a secure payment method such as PayPal

  • carry a mobile phone so you can make a call in the event of an emergency

  • never hitchhike or pick up a hitchhiker

  • never drink and drive

  • avoid drinking to excess and look out for your friends

  • don't leave your drink unattended or accept a drink from a stranger.

For further information, refer to the Queensland Police Service Safer Living website or contact PoliceLink 13 14 14 for general non-urgent enquiries.

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