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.
Learn how to stay safe and avoid danger if you're travelling to a country where earthquakes are common.
A disaster can happen anywhere, anytime. However, some destinations experience certain types of natural disasters more often.
Learn what to do if you're worried about the welfare of an Australian overseas. See advice and information about missing persons.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
Read general travel advice for your community, in your language.
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.