- Why choose Western Sydney University?
- Find a course
- Prepare to arrive
- Study and life
- Exchange and short overseas study
- International partnerships
- Contact International
- Course Enquiry
- International Student of the Year Awards
- International Virtual Fair
- Police, Fire, Ambulance (24 hours): Dial 000
- Western Sydney University Emergency and Security Hotline (24 hours): 1300 737 003
Support and Advice
- Western Sydney University International After Hours Support Line: 1800 735 807
- Campus Security (24 hours): 1300 737 003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Police, Fire, Ambulance (24 hours): Dial 000
After Hours Support Line
Western Sydney University has an After Hours Student Assistance Line specifically for international students. This service provides students with assistance in the evenings and on weekends.
If you need any help after hours or have any problem at all, please call 1800 735 807. This is a free call from landlines anywhere in Australia. Standard call rates apply from mobile phones.
Please save this number in your phone - 1800 735 807. If you would like an International Student Assistance Line card, please collect one from the Western Sydney University International Office on your campus.
Western Sydney University Campus Safety and Security
For on-campus security emergencies, call the Western Sydney University Emergency and Security Hotline 1300 737 003.
- Western Sydney University Campus Safety and Security patrol all Western Sydney University campuses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you see any suspicious behaviour or activity, or at any time you feel threatened or concerned for your safety, contact Western Sydney University Campus Safety and Security immediately on 1300 737 003.
- Please note that you can also request that a Western Sydney University security officer escort you between your classroom and your vehicle or on-campus residence - please contact 1300 737 003.
- Shuttle buses are also available on Bankstown, Parramatta, Penrith and Campbelltown campuses. See Shuttle Bus Schedule for more details.
Australia is a safe and friendly country to study and travel. However, the same general cautions apply in Australian cities as in the rest of the world.
Here are some hints and tips on how to stay safe:
- Always take care when walking at night
- be aware of your surroundings
- try and walk with other people rather than by yourself
- walk along well-lit streets and main roads
- avoid long conversations on your mobile phone
- Do not carry large amounts of money
- When travelling conceal all valuables including your wallet, purse, handbag, shopping, phone and laptop. Keep your bag in front of you
- When using Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs), be alert for strangers around you and put your cash away quickly
- When travelling by rail at night, sit close to the guard's compartment indicated with a blue light on the train. Don't become isolated - try and sit close to other passengers
- Always tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return
- Campus Safety and Security
- NSW Police Service: Crime Prevention and Personal Safety Tips (opens in a new window)
- City Rail: Safety and Education (opens in a new window)
- City of Sydney: Safety (opens in a new window)
- OSHC Worldcare: Health and Wellbeing (opens in a new window)
- Surf Safety - SLS Beachsafe (opens in a new window)
NSW Police Force Videos
Stay Safe in our State - Advice for International Students