Australia has one of the world's best healthcare system in the world, and a special health insurance coverage for international students called Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
OSHC is an insurance designed to help international students cover the costs of medical and hospital care that they may need while in Australia. If you are planning to study in Australia soon, it is important that you purchase your Australian international student health insurance prior to departing your home country. It is a condition for temporary student visa holders to maintain adequate health insurance for the duration of your visa.
Adelaide has consistently ranked in the top 10 “most liveable” cities, and this is in part due to its safety record. While it is generally safe to walk around the city at night, normal safety precautions such as walking in a group and being aware of your surroundings apply. This is particularly important for when you first arrive and are adjusting to your new way of life.
Following your common sense and best practices will ensure you remain safe and healthy, whether you are handling emergencies, personal and home safety, or natural elements such as sun, water, and fire.
Australia, has a country wide emergency phone number - in case of any life-threatening emergency you can contact Police, Fire or Ambulance by dialling triple zero "000" from a mobile or land-line device.