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.


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 license 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.