Safety Information when Visiting Perth

Out and About

Always let someone know where you are going and when you will be back.

Whenever possible, travel with a friend or in a group.

Avoid taking shortcuts through deserted areas.

Never hitch-hike or take a lift from a stranger.

When using public transport, sit near the driver or other passengers.

Alcohol can affect your judgement “Stay Alert”

Drinking alcohol in public is illegal.

Report crime to the Police.

Types of Identification (ID)

Current Australian Driver’s Licence (photo).

Current International Driver’s Licence (photo).

Proof of age card.

Current passport.

Important Telephone Numbers in Perth

Emergencies Police/Ambulance: 000

WA Police Assistance: 131 444

City Watch Info-Line: 9229 2970

Telephone Interpreter Service: 131 450

Perth Police Station

60 Beaufort Street, Perth: 9223 3718

Royal Perth Hospital

Wellington Street, Perth: 9224 2244

Property and Valuables

Don’t carry large amounts of cash.

Use the personal security lockers in the hostel where available.

Mark all valuables with identification.

Don’t keep all your important documents together.

Vehicles

Don’t leave valuables in vehicles.

Don’t give lifts to hitch-hikers or strangers.

Park in a well-lit and populated area.

Don’t drink and drive, in WA the limit is 0.05%

Carry your driver’s licence with you at all times.

It is an offence to dump abandoned vehicles, contact a salvage yard or towing company to collect.

Pubs and Clubs in Perth

Know what is in your glass.

Go out with people you trust.

Be aware of your surroundings

Be observant, if it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.

Don’t leave you drinks or valuables unattended.