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.
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.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides notarial services overseas. We deliver these services through our embassies and consulates.
We work closely with a range of government and not for profit partners to prepare our advice, and to promote Smartraveller.