Many students come to Australia each year to complete their higher studies and have good career opportunities. That can be a lot intimidating to some as this is the first time they are on their own. The first and foremost rule of living in Australia or for that matter any place is to make sure that you chose a safe place to stay. Going for really cheap rent places comes along with dangerous neighborhoods and hence chances of robbery etc… Having said that, be it any place, make sure that you do not travel at very late hours in the night. Chose safer modes of transport. Try not to travel alone as that can be dangerous. Also, it is advisable to choose lanes that are well lit and not deserted.
Since you must be one a student Visa, it is prudent to always keep all the documents handy. A wise decision over here would be to keep photocopies with you and not the original documents to reduce the risk of losing them. Keep the latter at a safe place. Also, make sure you have the scanned copy of all the required documents saved in your mail or drive. Keeping some cash handy is also important. Keep all the hotline numbers with you handy on your mobile phone and also in a small notebook that you can carry with you all the time. This includes the police department, hospitals etc…
In the case of any problems, make sure to reach to the authorities and be true about it without concealment of any facts. Get in touch with the designated officials that take care of the student welfare matters in the High Commission. You may also reach to the consulate near to you.
While traveling, though within Australia, do not display your valuable items like phones, iPod, jewelry, and keep them out of getting any attention. Mingle up with people and make sure they are the right ones. Also, try to inform someone close that where you are going, that is, to keep in touch with someone. However busy you are, keep in touch with your family and do not hide anything. Coming clear about any problems you are facing and not just letting them pile up inside you is important. Many students do not do this and fall trap to depression.
One’s safety is in their own hands. Always be aware of your rights and concentrate on what your goals are.
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