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Staying safe in Melbourne

Staying safe in Melbourne

Staying safe in Melbourne while studying at RMIT Training

Melbourne is a safe city to live in, but it’s important to know what you can do to protect yourself.

RMIT Training takes your safety very seriously. If you are feeling unsafe on campus, please speak to a staff member immediately or go to security on Level 2. We recommend students download the Safe Zone app which connects you instantly to campus security, First Aid, or emergency support if you need it. The app also has a button to connect directly to emergency services (fire, ambulance, police), or you can dial 000.

If you are going out at night, tell someone you trust where you’re going and when you plan to return. Stay alert and walk with other people in areas that are well-lit and well populated.

Public transport is very safe. There are Protective Service Officers (PSOs) at most train stations and you can speak to them if you’re feeling threatened. Trains have emergency intercom buttons that allow you to speak directly with the driver in case of emergency.

International students are particularly vulnerable to scams. A scam is where criminals try to trick people into giving them money. They might tell you that they are from the government and your visa will be cancelled unless you pay them. Never tell anyone the PIN for your cards, even if they say they are from the bank.

If someone asks you for money over the phone, and you’re not sure who they are, please come and talk to Student Services. You can find more information about scams here.