Moving to Australia

At Trinity College, we take student safety seriously. Melbourne is an incredibly safe city and we ensure our students are well cared for.


At Trinity College and the University of Melbourne, we're passionate about ensuring a safe, welcoming environment for you to complete your studies in. While Melbourne is a typically safe city for international students, we take special measures to ensure our students feel comfortable.

Safety in Melbourne

Melbourne is ranked as one of the top 10 safest cities in the world, according to the Economist Safe Cities Index 2019. The city is ranked highly for digital security, health security, infrastructure and personal security and there are very few natural disasters experienced in Melbourne.

SafeAround also confirms that Melbourne is at low risk for pickpockets, mugging, scams and danger to women travellers.

That's not to say there is no risk in Melbourne at all, but by taking reasonable safety measures, you are likely to have a great and safe experience in our wonderful city.

Study Melbourne offers some useful tips for staying safe in Melbourne.

Safety at Trinity College

Safety is a priority at Trinity College.


All Trinity College Foundation Studies students can call an emergency number at any time to receive assistance. This is monitored 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. In any life-threatening situation, always call Victorian emergency services first via 000.

All Trinity students also have access to the University of Melbourne Security services as outlined on their website.


The gates at our Royal Parade campus are open at certain times on weekdays and are closed on weekends. Opening times are 7.00am to 6.45pm Monday to Friday.

Gateway Building

The Gateway building doors are open from 7.30am to 6.45pm weekdays and 10.00am to 4.00pm on weekends. The Hub is staffed from 8.00am to 9.30pm weekdays and 10.00am to 4.00pm on weekends.

We have a dedicated Student Wellbeing team that assists with student matters related to health, finances and general wellbeing, as well as a 24 hour emergency hotline. Learn more about student wellbeing and support.