Who you are: Advice for different types of travellers
Who you are matters. In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. It can also impact your personal safety.
Some people in other countries may have different values to you. They may not share the average Australian's support for equality and diversity. Many countries have laws that encourage discrimination.
Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly for you. Know how it can impact you experience. Explore our advice for:
- Dual nationals
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex (LGBTI) travellers
- Mature and senior travellers
- People travelling with children
- School leavers (schoolies)
- Women travellers
These general advice pages are for Australians preparing to travel overseas. If you're already overseas and need help, see while you're away.
All travellers face risks overseas. In certain countries or cultures, women face greater risks than men and may be more vulnerable.
This page provides mature travellers with information to prepare for a hassle-free journey. Properly preparing before you travel will help you have a safe trip.