Looking after youself
RMIT supports a healthy work, study life balance. Take time to relax, eat healthy meals, exercise regularly and avoid alcohol and tobacco. You can find information and general health advice at the Health Promotion Unit, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seeing a doctor
There are no doctors or nurses on campus. Find doctors and dentists near your campus.
Doctors in Australia charge between $35 and $70 for a normal consultation.
Your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) will enable you to claim most of the fee back through Medibank. Make sure to always have your current student ID card and Medibank OSHC card at every consultation.
Alternatively, you will need to pay the whole bill and take the receipt, your Medibank OSHC card and Student ID card to a Medibank office to claim your refund.
Phone Nurse-on-Call on 1300 60 60 24 to gain 24/7 medical information and advice from a registered nurse
In an emergency, dial 000 for an ambulance (Costs apply).
Melbourne has been recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a 'safe community'. The City of Melbourne council works with a range of groups, including Victoria Police, State Government departments, businesses, and community and residents' groups to continuously improve safety in the city.
At RMIT, security officers patrol all campuses and can be contacted at any time if you feel unsafe or have questions about local safety or security.
In the case of an emergency only, contact RMIT Security on (+61 3 9925 2051) or call triple zero (000) for the Fire Brigade, Ambulance (costs may apply) or Police.
Reporting a criminal offence
Sometimes, international students may not want anymore to know about a crime they have witnessed or if they are a victim of one. Don’t be reluctant to approach Victoria Police and report the crime. If you are not comfortable in reporting the crime, seek advice and guidance from someone you trust or contact a Student Wellbeing advisor or RMIT counselling for a confidential session with a trained counselor.
Domestic violence is a criminal offence in Australia. It can include physical injury, direct or indirect threats, sexual assault, emotional and psychological torment, property damage, social isolation and stalking.
If you witness any form of domestic violence or are victim of one, please seek advice and guidance from someone you trust or contact a Student Wellbeing advisor. For more information, please visit the Victoria Police website.
Your spiritual needs
RMIT Chaplaincy provides multi-faith support and cross-cultural assistance for students of all religions.
Prayer rooms can be booked through the Chaplaincy, and are available at all campuses.
Discover the many workshops and events related to faith and spirituality.
Your legal rights
If you require legal advice about your living and working rights in Australia, a free advice is available from the RMIT Student Legal Service.