Terrorism remains a threat to Australians living and travelling overseas. Before you travel overseas, it's important to understand the risk of terrorism worldwide.
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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.
Read our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
Australia has reciprocal health care agreements with 11 countries. These countries provide some emergency care to Australians.
Learn what to do if you're worried about the welfare of an Australian overseas. See advice and information about missing persons.
We deliver a range of consular services for Australians overseas. These include travel advice, notarial services, passports, consular support and crisis response.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides notarial services overseas. We deliver these services through our embassies and consulates.
This brochure is designed to provide information to help you understand what consular staff in Australia and overseas can do to assist during this difficult time.