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A person who waves at unknown drivers from the side of the road to request a ride with a driver further along the road is called a Hitch-hiker.
Hitchhiking is illegal in Queensland and Victoria. Elsewhere in Australia it is illegal to hitchhike on motorways (where pedestrians are prohibited and where cars are not allowed to stop).
Some travel companies promote hitchhiking as an inexpensive means of travelling around Australia.
HOWEVER: Many crimes have been committed against innocent hitchhikers including violent personal crimes and abductions. You do not know anything about the person whose car you get into.
Our advice to you is: DON’T HITCHHIKE! It simply is not worth the risk.
Ambulance – Phone: 000
Fire Brigade – Phone: 000
Police – Phone: 000
Poison – Phone: 13 11 26
Sexual Assault & Harassment
Melbourne Sexual Assault Crisis Line (Ph: 1800 806 292 – free call, 24 hours, 7 days a week)
Centre Against Sexual Assault (Ph: 03 9635 3600)