A disaster can happen anywhere, anytime. However, some destinations experience certain types of natural disasters more often.
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Read more about the legislative protections designed to prevent child sex offences abroad.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
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.
From 1 February 2020, the UK is no longer a member of the EU ('Brexit'). There will be a transition period until 31 December 2020, while the EU and UK negotiate new arrangements. If you are an Australian living or working in, or travelling to, the UK or the EU nothing will change in the transition period during 2020, including visa arrangements. This also applies to Australian-British dual nationals.
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.
Death overseas is always a possibility. Even for people who are fit and healthy. Sometimes, things just go wrong.