There’s plenty you can do to reduce the risk of theft, muggings and robberies when you travel.
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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.
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.
Piracy is a major issue around the world. Explore this page to learn about high risk areas for piracy, how to reduce your risk and where to get help.
We work closely with a range of government and not for profit partners to prepare our advice, and to promote Smartraveller.
Assault and violence can happen to anyone, anywhere. Read this page for advice on what to do immediately after an assault while travelling.