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  • Stay safe in the heat
  • Victoria Police
  • Travel safety
  • Stay safe while swimming and cycling

Stay safe in the heat

Extreme heat can affect anybody. Those most at risk are older people, young children and people with a medical condition.

Visit the Survive the heat page on the Better Health Channel to see how to stay safe in the heat.

Find out how to stay safe in the heat in this video from the Better Health Channel. To see this video with subtitles in a number of languages visit the Survive the heat page on the Better Health Channel.

Victoria Police

Victoria Police provide a 24-hour police service. There are 339 police stations and other facilities in Melbourne.

Police often patrol city streets on foot or in Police cars to help protect you.

If you want to talk to the police about an incident which is not life threatening or an emergency, phone your local police station.

Melbourne East Police station is open 24 hours and is located in the centre of Melbourne city at 226 Flinders Lane.

Read some safety tips on the Crime Prevention and Community Safety page on the Victoria Police website.

In an emergency, dial 000

To find out more about what to expect when you dial 000 see our page What to do in an emergency.

Fire safety

Many fires happen in the home.

Find out how to stay safe and prevent fires in the home on the Home safety page on the Metropolitan Fire Brigade website. 

The Metropolitan Fire Brigade also has a home safety booklet available in languages other than English.

Fire safety in the countryside

In hot, dry and windy weather, or in thunderstorm conditions there is a risk of bushfires. If you're bushwalking or on a short holiday in Victoria in summer, be aware of the bushfire rating. The Country Fire Authority has information on how to be prepared - and how to stay safe - on the Staying safe when you travel page on the CFA website.

Travel safety

The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development has some tips for how to make the most out of holidays in Australia.

Visit the Travel Safely in Australia page on the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development website.

Study Melbourne Student Centre recommends

Have you seen our blog post on how to get home safely?

Safety for cyclists

If you ride a bicycle, make sure you know the road rules and how to stay safe on Melbourne roads.

Visit the Cyclist Safety page on the VicRoads website to see more.

Beach and Water Safety

Summer in Victoria is great for swimming and enjoying the beach!

Find out how to stay safe on our swimming beaches by visiting the Be Safe page on the Surf life savers website.

Learn to swim

If you don't already know how to swim, you may be able to get help from the sports and aquatic centre at your university or college.

This beach safety video gives you some great tips for how to stay safe at the beach. See more videos like this on the Surf Life Saving Australia YouTube channel.