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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.
There is an ongoing threat of kidnapping in many parts of the world. Explore this page to learn about reducing the risk of kidnapping, before you go.
Death overseas is always a possibility. Even for people who are fit and healthy. Sometimes, things just go wrong.
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 page provides general advice about what to do if you find out an Australian friend or family member has been kidnapped overseas.
Information on biosecurity processes and border controls before and after your arrival in Australia.
Read our advice on COVID-19, including leaving Australia, trying to get home, arriving in Australia and staying overseas.