Australia has some of the lowest crime rates in the world however like many countries, the crime which may exist tends to cluster in the major cities. By exercising some common sense for your own personal safety and your belongings, your trip around Australia can be a safe one.
Alcohol related crime can sometimes occur in nightlife spots and venues in cities around Australia. While you're likely to have an incident free night out, there are things you can do to make it a safe one.
Theft from vehicles does happen and it doesn't matter if you are driving a car or a campervan but there are things you can do to avoid making your vehicle and its contents appealing for an opportunistic thief.
The emergency number to call in Australia is 000 or 112. This will put you in touch with an operator who will direct your call to police, fire or ambulance.
Several states and territories in Australia have a police assistance line for non emergency cases such as reporting lost property, drink spiking (if medical attention isn't needed), motor vehicle theft, stealing and fraud.
If you are in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia or Northern Territory you can call 131444.
Victoria Police don't have an assistance line. To report non emergency issues, please visit the nearest police station.
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