This page provides general advice about what to do if you find out an Australian friend or family member has been kidnapped overseas.
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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.
Travelling for a religious event can be an important moment in your life. Read this page to learn about:
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.
If you're travelling overseas for (or during) a major cultural, sporting or religious event, you may need to take extra precautions.
Ramadan is the most important month on the Islamic calendar. Explore this page to learn local laws and customs during Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr, after Ramadan.
Explore this page for information about staying safe and secure during the Hajj pilgrimage in Makkah (Mecca).
Many Australians travel to experience an important cultural event every year. Read this page to learn about: