Safety on Campus

La Trobe University has a number of initiatives in place to protect your safety. We ask you to take the time to review this page including the emergency guidelines on the website, giving you preparation for events which may impact on your safety. If you have concerns about your safety, or indeed the safety of others,…

What to do in case of Emergency?

What’s most important in an emergency is your safety – so ensure you have a plan and are prepared for the worst. What key actions should you take if you find yourself in, or witness an emergency situation in Australia? GENERAL TIPS ON STAYING SAFE Assess the situation Try to remain calm and check if…

Keep yourself safe this summer

We hope you are enjoying the Australian summer and we want you to be safe and healthy during the season. Stay safe in the heat During summer, temperatures can reach up to 45-Celsius degrees and this extreme heat can cause illnesses such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat strokes. Here are 5 simple tips…

International students’ rental rights

Are you trying to find the right place to live while you’re studying in Victoria? Wondering if you should rent a room you’ve seen advertised online, or find a house to share with friends? Many international students face this challenge. But there are a few things you can do to ‘rent smart’ and avoid problems.…

Tips for staying safe

There are always risks when you are out and about, especially at night. You can never be too careful – here are some tips to stay safe: Avoid walking through parks, lanes or dark places, especially at night – walk with a friend or stay in populated areas. Be alert and make sure you are…

La Trobe University Medical Centre

La Trobe University Medical Centre, located on the corner of Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive, offers a broad range of medical services to students including: General Practitioner (GP) services with bulk billing for La Trobe University students no additional GP costs for international students with an (OSHC) Overseas Health Cover card physiotherapy, sports medicine, pathology,…

Changes affecting overseas drivers

Do you have an overseas driver’s licence? From 1 March 2015, holders of a Victorian driver licence or learner permit, cannot use any overseas driver licence (or an interstate driver licence) to drive in Victoria. From 1 July 2015, overseas licence holders who commit driving offences and incur demerit points above the permitted limit will…

Support services for international students

Are you new student? Not yet familiar with university acronyms (e.g. LMS) or processes? Do you need help to understand the timing of assessment tasks, what is expected of them and where you can go for assistance? You may benefit from the Peer Learning Advisers on your campus who are trained to help students with…