Emergency Contacts & Assistance

Keeping international students safe

The Western Australian Government and community groups offer a range of services to keep you safe while you’re here in Western Australia.

If you can't get in touch with someone at the StudyPerth Student Hub or your educational institution over the holiday period or after hours, see the list of key local resources to assist you.

Emergency Services
  • Life-threatening situation (Ambulance, Police and Fire support): 000 
  • Police (assistance): 131 444 
  • Mental Health Emergency Services: 1300 555 788 

Community Services 

There are many services in the community that may be useful to you for your general wellbeing and mental health. Please also talk to your doctor about a Mental Health Care Plan. 

  • Multicultural Services Centre of WA provides diverse community services and programs for people of culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds.
  • Headspace offers support to young people aged from 12 to 25 years to reduce the impact of depression, anxiety, stress, alcohol and drug use, and to improve relationship issues associated with sexuality, sexual health, families, and bullying.  
  • Beyond Blue  provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.  
  • Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support.  
  • Black Dog Institute provides information and a series of online self-help tools and apps suitable for any device. 
  • Butterfly Foundation provides a range of services from information to treatment programs for eating disorders and body image issues. 
  • QLife is Australia’s first nationally oriented counselling and referral service for people who are LGBTQIA+ and provides early intervention, peer-supported telephone and web-based services.   
  • Department of Health WA for advice and support on understanding about sexual health topics, and the health care system in WA.