Most Australians have a great time overseas, however, sometimes things don't go as planned. See our page for general advice when things go wrong overseas.
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Today we acknowledge the 20th anniversary of 9/11. On that day nearly 3,000 innocent people died, including 10 Australians, in the most devastating terrorist attack in the US. Terrorists continue to carry out attacks around the world. Terrorists may target places associated with foreigners or Westerners.
Whether you're in a car, riding a motorbike or buzzing around town on a scooter, know the risks and take steps to stay safe on the roads.
Explore these pages for general advice to help have a safe and hassle-free journey while you are getting around.
Whether you're getting around town by bus, ferry or train, it's important to be prepared. Know the risks so you can take steps to reduce them and stay safe.
Australia has reciprocal health care agreements with 11 countries. These countries provide some emergency care to Australians.
Learn what to do if you're worried about the welfare of an Australian overseas. See advice and information about missing persons.
You may get sick from infectious diseases or other health conditions overseas. Find out what vaccinations and other preventative measures can help.