Keeping Safe

For international students 

Emergency Services

New Zealand is a fairly safe country but you should still be vigilant about your personal safety and belongings.

The emergency number for fire, ambulance and police is 111. Calls are free.

In this link from the New Zealand Police you’ll find out more about keeping yourself safe, keeping your stuff safe, keeping safe around alcohol, keeping your identity and credit cards safe and more.

There is also a section within the page if you are ever arrested by the Police and what you should do.


Carey Emergency Number

09 526 6366 is the 24 hour number available for families and students to call in an emergency or for emergency information.

Medical Assistance

If you become sick whilst on-site at Carey, the college has a well-supplied first aid facility, as well as a sick-bay.

An urgent & medical centre close-by to Carey is:

White Cross (Open 24 hours)

Ground Floor

Ascot Hospital

90 Greenlane Rd East


Ph: 09 520 9555

If it is a non-emergency situation you can make an appointment to see a General Practitioner (GP). You can search for a local GP here.

This webpage is a very good source for information about healthcare services in New Zealand.



We encourage all students to check that their prescription (or otherwise) medication is available and is legal in New Zealand.

Students should also check that their medication, although could be “over the counter medication” in their country of origin, may only be “prescription only” in New Zealand.