Death overseas is always a possibility. Even for people who are fit and healthy. Sometimes, things just go wrong.
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When death happens overseas it can be difficult. During this time, consular staff will do what we can to assist you. However, there are limits to our help.
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.
This page provides mature travellers with information to prepare for a hassle-free journey. Properly preparing before you travel will help you have a safe trip.
When you go overseas, you may be exposed to a range of infectious diseases. Before you go, learn about the health risks in your destination and see your doctor.
Read our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
This page will help you understand the risks and take appropriate precautions before you head out on the water.