Sexual assault and harassment can happen anywhere to anyone. Read this page to learn more about preventing sexual assault when travelling.
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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.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
Information for Australians going overseas for surrogacy. Learn about types of arrangements, laws, citizenship and visas.
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.
A marriage must be entered into with the full and free consent of both people. Learn more about forced marriage.
Many Australians adopt children from other countries. There are legal implications surrounding overseas adoptions both in Australia and in the child's country.