Feel at safe and at home here in Wellington
Wellington is one of the top 20 safest cities in the world.
Wellingtonians are some of the most welcome and accepting people you’ll ever meet. We love new people in our region and are quick to learn and celebrate different cultures, identities and abilities in our workplaces and personal communities.
Wellington has more than 80 nationalities represented in the region. We hold public celebrations for cultural holidays throughout the year including Matariki (the Māori New Year), Diwali and the Japan Festival.
Student clubs are a key part of the student community in Wellington. There are numerous international student clubs, as well as food, arts, culture and political clubs you can join. These are a great way to meet new friends and find people who have similar interests as you. These clubs regularly run events, food stalls and other activities to engage with other students and their wider communities.
New Zealand has a free-to-call number 111, which will connect you the police, fire and ambulance services.