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Read our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
Never buy, use or travel with illegal drugs when overseas.
Australia has reciprocal health care agreements with 11 countries. These countries provide some emergency care to Australians.
If you're arrested or jailed overseas, you have the right to contact the Australian Government.
Learn what to do if you're worried about the welfare of an Australian overseas. See advice and information about missing persons.
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.
We work closely with a range of government and not for profit partners to prepare our advice, and to promote Smartraveller.
Assault and violence can happen to anyone, anywhere. Read this page for advice on what to do immediately after an assault while travelling.