Information and general advice on travelling with children, children travelling without both parents, child custody and international child abduction.
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This page provides general tips on travelling as a backpacker. Explore this page for general advice about planning your trip.
Australians love sport and adventure, both locally and overseas. Make sure you’re informed and prepared before you go.
Read our general advice for Australians planning to travel overseas with medications or medical equipment.
Read more about the legislative protections designed to prevent child sex offences abroad.
Australia has reciprocal health care agreements with 11 countries. These countries provide some emergency care to Australians.
You may get sick from infectious diseases or other health conditions overseas. Find out what vaccinations and other preventative measures can help.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.