A disaster can happen anywhere, anytime. However, some destinations experience certain types of natural disasters more often.
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Aviation safety and maintenance standards vary throughout the world. This page can help you make informed decisions about which airline to travel with.
Sexual assault and harassment can happen anywhere to anyone. Read this page to learn more about preventing sexual assault when travelling.
Explore these pages for general advice to help have a safe and hassle-free journey while you are getting around.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
Information for Australians going overseas for surrogacy. Learn about types of arrangements, laws, citizenship and visas.
Many Australians adopt children from other countries. There are legal implications surrounding overseas adoptions both in Australia and in the child's country.
Whether you're getting around town by bus, ferry or train, it's important to be prepared. Know the risks so you can take steps to reduce them and stay safe.