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There’s plenty you can do to reduce the risk of theft, muggings and robberies when you travel.
If you're travelling overseas for (or during) a major cultural, sporting or religious event, you may need to take extra precautions.
Sexual assault and harassment can happen anywhere to anyone. Read this page to learn more about preventing sexual assault when travelling.
Never buy, use or travel with illegal drugs when overseas.
Read more about the legislative protections designed to prevent child sex offences abroad.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
A community hub for Smartraveller information and advice in Traditional Chinese (中文繁體).
Information for Australians going overseas for surrogacy. Learn about types of arrangements, laws, citizenship and visas.