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Health services

Doctors, dentists or other health professionals are all available in the Northern Territory. When you are making an appointment let them know you are an international student and check the cost as fees can vary. Your school, college or university may have recommendations for medical and dental services for international students.

Mental health

Mental health support is available for international students through your overseas student health cover.

  • NT Mental Health Line: 1800 682 288
  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
  • Headspace: 1800 650 890.

When you decide to study internationally you can have mixed emotions such as fear, excitement, anxiety but most importantly the drive to succeed. You've spent months or years, preparing and questioning the endless possibilities of where being an international student can take you. The emotions you feel can be overwhelming. You can have moments of excitement, but also self doubt. Talk to fellow students, or mental health support - you are not alone." - Georgia


Call 000 in an emergency to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance anywhere in Australia.

Personal safety

For police assistance on non-emergencies, call 131 444.

Just as you would at home, be aware of your surroundings and try to avoid situations that make you feel unsafe or uncomfortable. If you are walking, hiking or camping, go with a friend and make sure someone knows where you are going and when you will be home.

Environmental hazards

One of the biggest hazards in the Northern Territory is the heat and weather, especially for people who may not be used to it. It is important to drink plenty of water and use sun protection. Be aware that Central Australia has a desert climate which means that while it’s hot during the day, there can be very low overnight temperatures during winter.

Across the Northern Territory, emergencies like cyclones, floods and bushfires can occur. Keep connected with local news, radio and social media during these events. For lots of information on preparing for, and recovering from emergencies go to the SecureNT website.