Staying safe and avoiding danger
Australians love to travel, and as a nation we're doing it more and more. Nothing beats the excitement of travel, whether exploring a new place or to rediscovering an old one.
The better prepared you are, the safer and more enjoyable your travel will be. Explore these pages to learn about staying safe and avoiding danger. Read our advice about:
- partying safely
- natural disasters
- sexual assault
- theft, robbery and muggings
These pages are for Australians preparing to travel overseas. If you're already overseas and need help, see our advice while you're away. This includes advice on what to do when things go wrong, if there's a crisis or if you're a victim of a crime.
No matter who you are, where you're going and what you're doing, get travel insurance. Learn how to choose a policy that's right for you.
Browse our general advice pages on a range of travel topics, to learn what you need to know before you go.
Civil unrest is conflict between different groups of people living in the same country. It can be peaceful or violent. Read more to learn how to stay safe in if there is civil unrest while you're travelling.